August 25 & 26
The McMichael’s special connection to the land is acknowledged as much through the themes underlying its art collection as through the meticulously cultivated wilderness on the McMichael grounds. Artists from across Ontario will scout the grounds of the McMichael and Kleinburg village for a perfect setting to paint. Following in the footsteps of A.J. Casson, who in 1929 set his easel down to sketch the Village of Kleinburg, artists participating in the McMichael En Plein Air Competition will create works that capture the unique spirit of the McMichael grounds and the historic charm of Kleinburg. The works will then be a part of a juried show on Sunday, August 26, and all visitors are invited to vote for the People’s Choice Award! Selected works will be exhibited in the McMichael’s Community Gallery.
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Please note that applications are now closed.
Families are also invited to participate in three en plein air workshops! Come grab some en plein air art supplies, breathe the fresh air, and get inspired by the spectacular McMichael grounds as you sketch the landscape. The en plein air workshops will be held at the Thomson Shack at 12:30, 1:30 and 3:30 pm.