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Plein Air Paint Out

October 8, 2021, 9:00 am - October 10, 2021, 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 will have over two dozen 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 at 721 Rockfish Valley Highway, 9am-5pm. 
  • Saturday, October 9, 2021: 
    • 9am-12pm: a youth painting area will be set up in Spruce Creek Park with paints, brushes, and surfaces available free of charge. Limited to the first 24 above the age of 6. 
    • 9am-5pm: painting along the trails. Artists will lead some walks to interact with artists.
    • 1-3pm: Walk-talks by naturalists along Rockfish trails leaving from Camille Trailhead every 15 minutes.  
  • Sunday, October 10, 2021: 
    • 10am-12pm: Painting quick draw at Rockfish Valley Trails pasture at Camille Trailhead.
    • 2-5pm: sale of produced work at theTuckahoe Clubhouse in Stony Creek.

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.

Trail Map:


October 8, 2021, 9:00 am
October 10, 2021, 5:00 pm