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Plein Air Paint Out

Fri, October 8, 9:00 am - Sun, October 10, 5:00 pm

Please join RVF and local artists for this unique event celebrating the natural beauty of the Rockfish Valley on October 8-10th.

We anticipate having 20-25 invited artists painting along the trails on Friday (October 8), Saturday (October 9), and during a two-hour quick draw on Sunday morning (10am-12noon) at Spruce Creek Park. Further, the artists will allow visitors to watch them work along the trails and in the park.  Paintings created during the event (ready to hang) will be displayed on easels the artists provide or on tables provided by Tuckahoe Clubhouse from 2-5pm on Sunday.

While artists are painting, scheduled walk/talk informal programs will be offered by some of the top naturalists living and working in Virginia. Adults and children will have fun learning about the water, rocks, trees, and soil of Rockfish Valley while they watch the artists paintings. Food trucks will be parked near the trail head and Port-a-Johns will be available.

Schedule at a Glance…

  • Friday, October 8, 2021: Painting along the trails, 9am-5pm
  • Saturday, October 9, 2021: Painting along the trails, 9am-5pm
  • Sunday, October 10, 2021: Painting during the quick draw, 10am-12 noon at Spruce Creek Park; delivering paintings created during the event to the Tuckahoe Clubhouse to be displayed between noon and 2pm; taking home any unsold paintings after 5pm.

Further Event Details:

Trail Head: 721 Rockfish Valley Highway , Nellysford, VA 22958. (1/4 mile south of Bold Rock Cider on RT 151)

Website for sponsoring organization: www.rockfishvalley.org

Safety Regulations: For everyone’s health and safety, Rockfish Valley Foundation will follow current CDC and state guidelines with respect to requiring masks and social distancing. RVF reserves the right to cancel or postpone due to unforeseen circumstances.


Fri, October 8, 9:00 am
Sun, October 10, 5:00 pm