The 2022 Coastal VA Plein Air will be held Tuesday, April 19 through Sunday, April 24, 2022 in Norfolk, Virginia.
Several events will be held during the six-day festival. During the first few days and evenings, artists paint at various sites throughout the broader Tidewater community. The area is diverse and beautiful and paintings often include seascapes, cityscapes, gardens, architecture, and favorite landmarks, among other subjects. The event culminates with a Collector's Party where patrons have the first opportunity to purchase art. This is followed by a Public Art Show and Sale.
Funds raised are used to support public art and art education for the community.
A Note About Covid: Please note that outdoor and sale events will abide by any governmental regulations in place regarding Covid.
Thank you for supporting the arts.
Tuesday, April 19 from 10 AM to 4 PM
Inspiration to Completion, an Artist Workshop with Judge Lynn Mehta / Norfolk
Artist Lynn Mehta is a celebrated artist who is followed by fans nationwide. She is an accomplished teacher and will offer a private workshop for artists who want to study with her. Artists will gain a better understanding of Lynn’s process of plein air painting and be able to incorporate what they learn into their own work. Please note that participants are required to be fully vaccinated to attend this event.
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Class size limited.
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Our Artists Arrive!
Our participating artists arrive in Norfolk to begin painting the beautiful vistas and venues throughout our Coastal Virginia area. Artists will paint seascapes, cityscapes, beloved landmarks, coastal flora and fauna, homes, boats and ships, and the people who enjoy living and playing in this amazing place we call home. We’ll be posting every day on social media so you can watch along as the artists create their masterpieces.
East Beach in Norfolk, VA
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 6 PM
INVITATIONAL Welcome Party for Artists and Friends of Coastal VA
Friends of Coastal VA Plein Air are invited to join our artists for a fun evening as they gather in one of our hosts’ coastal homes. Enjoy a casual dinner and beverages served in a welcoming environment, making it easy to converse with your favorite artists and learn more about plein air painting. Please note that guests are required to be fully vaccinated to attend this event.
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East Beach in Norfolk, VA
Friday April 22, 2022 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Plein Air Painting Demonstration by Lynn Mehta, Coastal VA Plein Air judge
FREE EVENT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Award-winning Plein Air painter Lynn Mehta demonstrates her technique at Ocean View Beach Park in Norfolk
Lynn Mehta, a painter with an impressive following nationwide, will judge the paintings produced at the 2022 Coastal VA Plein Air.
Lynn has an impressionistic style with clear, bright colors rendered in oils. She will demonstrate her Plein Air process.
Saturday, April 23 - 9:30 AM Painting Start and 12:30 PM Wet Paint Sale
Wet Paint Show and Sale at the Virginia Zoo
Included in Zoo's General Admission, Free for Virginia Zoo Members
Visit the Virginia Zoo for a creative take on the more than 700 animals that call the Zoo home. During this inaugural Plein Air Wet Paint Show and Sale, artists will paint throughout the Zoo, around the animal habitats beginning at 9:30 am. At 12:30, the artists will feature their creations in the Fountain Plaza for judging and an art sale - straight off the easels!
Are you an artist? Artists of all levels and abilities are invited to join the professionals during the outdoor Wet Paint Show and Sale. Participating artists must pre-register. There is a $15 fee to participate as an artist in this event, plus Zoo admission. Art sales will be collected by Coastal VA Plein Air. A 30% commission is applicable on art sales. SPECIAL: The first 15 artists to register will receive FREE ZOO ADMISSION.
SPECIAL: The first 15 artists to register will receive FREE ZOO ADMISSION.
Sunday, April 24 / 12-1 PM
2022 Coastal VA Plein Air Collectors’ Show and Sale
Art Collectors are invited to be the first to see all the beautiful paintings that have been created by our award-winning artists during the week. Become an Art Collector and you will enjoy advance entry to the event before it opens to the public at 1 PM. Collectors will enjoy a free COVA Brewing Company beverage and have the first opportunity to purchase paintings. It’s a fun atmosphere and a great cause to help raise funds for public art and education in Ocean View. We hope you join us!
Ticketed event: $30 per person
Sunday, April 24, 2022 / 1-4 PM
2022 Coastal VA Plein Air Show and Sale
The show continues this afternoon in a festival atmosphere in the beach-side Ocean View community. The public is invited to come out to meet the artists, shop the original paintings, and enjoy a delightful afternoon. Drinks and food are available for purchase during the event.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC