Painters on Location
On-site Painting, Live Auction, and Reception: Saturday, September 14
Exhibit/Silent Auction: Tuesday, September 3 - 14

Dozens of professional artists will paint the town, parks, beaches, landmarks, buildings, landscapes, and scenic beauty of Rye and its surrounding areas in this plein-air paint-out.

Artists will set up their easels on Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14. Some favorite locations include Rye Playland, Purchase Street, the Marshlands, and local clubs.

A reception at The Rye Arts Center will take place on September 14, 5:00 pm, followed by a live art auction at 6:30 pm where you can bid on the still-wet paintings.

Additional works by the participating artists will be on view starting Tuesday, September 3 in The Rye Arts Center’s gallery. These paintings will be available in a silent auction closing shortly after the live auction.

Painters on Location is free and open to the public. Auction proceeds will benefit The Rye Arts Center’s extensive outreach programs.

Schedule of Events:

  • Tuesday, September 3 – Saturday, September 14:

    • Gallery Exhibition and Silent Auction: See and bid on works by the participating artists. The silent auction will close shortly after the live auction.

  • Friday, September 13 - Saturday, September 14:

    • Plein-Air Paint-Out: Artists will begin painting as early as 7:00 AM on Friday and return to The Rye Arts Center by 2:00 PM on Saturday.

  • Saturday, September 14, 5:00 PM:

    • Free Reception at The Rye Arts Center: Enjoy a light reception with refreshments from our sponsors, Bareburger and Tempranillo, as you mingle with the artists and admire their work.

  • Saturday, September 14, 6:30 PM:

    • Live Auction: Bid on the still-wet paintings. Bidding paddles are $20.


Participating Artists
Click on an artists name to visit their website (if available).



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