Paint Out Bryan @ the Downtown Bryan Street & Art Fair
Paint Out Bryan 2024 hosted by VAS, in conjunction with the Downtown Bryan Street and Art Fair and Destination Bryan, is an event open to all artists who wish to paint or draw the scenes of historic downtown Bryan in the lively atmosphere of the Art Fair! Click HERE for a map (downloadable pdf) of downtown Bryan, TX, with a listing of shops, food and drink plus arts, culture & entertainment!
This two-day event celebrates the beauty of plein air painting and brings together artists, business and the community in a vibrant cultural experience. The event will kick off on Friday April 12 with artists painting in the downtown area followed by a kick-off party Friday evening for artists and art lovers and live painting again at the fair on Saturday. VAS will assist with sales of the artist’s work in their tent Saturday. Judging and prizes will be awarded from 5 to 5:30pm.
Friday April 12 (all day) Artists may paint in the historic downtown Bryan area as they wish. We hope to have an information table set up.
Friday April 12 (5:30pm-8pm) Kick-off Party for artists, guests, sponsors, and community members at a downtown venue (more details to come). A special demonstration will be presented by Benjamin Knox, famous Aggie artist on Friday @5:30pm.
Saturday April 13 (9am-4:30pm – with judging at 5pm; selling until 6pm)
- In the style of plein air, bring your own art supplies, easels, chair:s, etc. and enjoy the Art Fair while painting the scenes of downtown Bryan! There will be goodie bags for artists and plenty of water!
- It is a FREE event for registered artists. Deadline to signup is April 5, 2024.
- Participating artists are encouraged to bring 2 paintings plus prints (in a basket/box) from home for sale in our tent.
- The Visual Art Society B/CS will charge a 20% commission for handling sales and sales tax.
- We have cash prizes for registered artist participants for art created at the event on 4/12 and 4/13.
- Best in Show $300
- First Runner up Best in Show $200
- Best Street Scene $100
- Best Still life $100
- People’s Choice $100.
- Participants should bring their art to the judging stage on their easels at 5pm.
- We are still looking for donors. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
If you need more information or have questions, please contact Mindy Austin at email@example.com or call (979) 218-4418. She is an avid plein air painter herself and can answer any concerns or questions you may have.
Scroll down to the bottom to find the entry form and pictures from Paint Out 2023! If you include your photo, a short bio and your website on the registration form, we will add your info to this website. We want to promote all participating artists.
Click HERE to see some of our 2024 Paint Out Bryan participants.
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Photos from our 2023 Paint Out:
From 2023’s Paint Out: