Wet Paint Padanaram postponed (again) to Oct. 1

Sep 28, 2023

After postponing the annual plein air event from last weekend to Sept. 30, a rain forecast has postponed the event again to Sunday, Oct. 1.

Artists come to the cultural center at 9 a.m. to get their canvas or paper stamped, proving that the work began that day. They then receive a map with designated public access points where they can set up for the day. At their chosen location, they set up and paint until finished, or until 3 p.m. The artists then come back to the cultural center at 3:30 p.m. with their artwork, and the gallery opens to the public at 4 p.m. An independent juror will select three winners, who will receive $300, $200 and $150, respectively. This year’s juror is artist and professor David Barnes. 

The public has an opportunity to purchase the artwork directly from the artist at the gallery. At last year’s plein air event, about a dozen artworks sold out of 40 or so artists.