Painting on local farms!!

Plein Air Austin painting group celebrates local farms this fall!

The artist members of the Plein Air Austin group will be celebrating local farms this fall by gathering to paint at several organic Austin-area farms over several weekends. Each “paint out” will begin at 9 a.m. and wrap up by noon. Each event will feature plein air artists working in oil, pastels or watercolor and capturing lively scenes of farm stands and shoppers as well as beautiful old barns, funky tractors or whatever else catches our creative attention.

Artists of all kinds are invited to join us on these paint-outs and need not be members of Plein Air Austin to participate. Or, if you’re an art lover and collector, drop by a paint-out and meet the artists – who knows, you may end up the lucky buyer of a painting as freshly created as your farm stand produce. To let us know you’ll be participating, please visit and click on “Calendar”.

The artists are excited to celebrate local farms and promote the health, environmental and community benefits of eating locally. Bountiful places and beautiful art go hand in hand!

First stop for “Celebrating Local Farms” will be Boggy Creek Farm on Saturday, September 12 at 3414 Lyons Road, Austin.

Saturday Sept 19, we will visit Green Gate Farms at 8310 Canoga Avenue, Austin, TX. (GGF farm tours given every Saturday at noon; farm stand reopens at the end of September.)

Thursday, Sept 24, painters will gather at Johnson’s Backyard Garden, 9515 Hergotz Lane, Austin, TX. This is not a farm stand day and painters will be there during regular farming operations. (Special note: Johnson’s is hosting the wonderful “Outstanding in the Field” dinner on September 29.)

October 10, artists will paint at Juniper Hills Farm outside Dripping Springs. Juniper Hills Farm is the home of Onion Creek Kitchens, which makes wonderful sauces and spices fresh from their gardens. They also offer a wonderful cooking school to help us all reconnect to our food!

About Plein Air Austin: Plein Air Austin promotes painting directly from life through paint-outs, exhibitions, and fellowship benefitting artists as well as the community. It is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization with more than 80 artist members.

Kate Merriman,
Volunteer for Plein Air Austin
512 689 5386


  1. What a great thing to do on your Birthday, Kate. How I wish I could pack my paints and join you. Have fun.... maoma3

  2. You could pack your paints and come out!!


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