Plein-air Paint-out & Auction to Benefit The Rye Arts Center

Saturday, September 16

Reception: 5:00 pm
Live Auction: 6:30 pm

Exhibit/Silent Auction Opens: Tuesday, September 5

Get ready, the artists are coming! And they’re not only painting the town, but the parks, the beaches, the landmarks, the buildings, the landscapes, the seascapes, and more. The Rye Arts Center’s Painters On Location is a biennial event in which dozens of artists from throughout the Northeast Region paint scenes of the Sound Shore in a plein-air paint-out.

Artists will set up their easels on Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16. The Rye Arts Center will post the locations of the artists on a Google Map so you can find the painters at work. Some favorite locations include Rye Playland, Purchase Street, the Marshlands, local clubs, and Harbor Island Park in Mamaroneck. This is a rain or shine event. The painters are prepared for all weather.

On Saturday evening, The Rye Arts Center will host a reception and sell the newly painted art works in a live auction. Additional works by the participating artists will be on view starting Tuesday, September 5 in The Rye Arts Center’s gallery. These paintings will be available in a silent auction closing directly after the live auction.

A gallery tour will be held on Thursday, September 7 at 6:00 pm. The tour will give visitors the chance to explore the works in the silent auction, and learn about the participating artists whose easels you may wish to visit while they paint. 

Between the live and silent auctions nearly 80 paintings will be sold. If you are a collector or interested in finding beautiful and local art to fill your home, this is a great opportunity to meet the artists and build a personal connection to their work. Proceeds will benefit The Rye Arts Center’s extensive outreach programs. 

First launched in 2001, Painters On Location has quickly become a local tradition, celebrating our community through art. Over the years, hundreds of paintings have been created and sold, each immortalizing beloved landmarks throughout the Sound Shore Region.

Painters On Location would not be possible without the generous support of Houlihan Lawrence. The event is also supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts and by ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County government.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, September 7, 6:00 PM:
Tour of Silent Auction Works

Friday, September 15 - Saturday, September 16:
Artists will begin as early as 7:00 AM on Friday and return to The Rye Arts Center by 2:00 PM
on Saturday.

Saturday, September 16, 5:00 PM:
Free Reception at The Rye Arts Center. Enjoy food and drinks as you mingle with the artists and admire their work. Food will be generously provided by BareBurger and drinks will include treats from Diner Brew Co. in Mount Vernon, Good Shepherd Distillery in Mamaroneck.

Saturday, September 16, 6:30 PM:
Live Auction of the still wet paintings. Bidding paddles are available for $20.

Participating Artists

Check the map below to see where the artists will be painting!