Tickets are free, but required for entry. This allows us to limit the number of people in the space, for COVID safety.

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En Plein Air

Plein Air Pawtucket is the centerpiece of the Pawtucket Arts Festival. During the weekend of September 10, 12 artists will set up their canvases along a 1.25-mile walking tour that takes visitors to the Pawtucket Falls, Slater Mill, the library, the armory and along the Blackstone River.

According to Plein Air Pawtucket founder Nick Paciorek, the beauty of the event is that it allows visitors a different view of a piece of art and of a landscape. “Pawtucket offers such a rich source of inspiration for painters, and this event offers a chance for people to enjoy the outdoors, watch the artists work and see the city through the lens of the artist.”

Work done in plein air is particularly interesting because it allows an artist to incorporate color, movement and ever-changing natural light into their work.

Passersby who fall in love with a particular piece may purchase it at the Pitcher-Goff House Gallery and Studio. The works created during the Plein Air Pawtucket event will become the inaugural paintings of the Pawtucket Collection, an ongoing collection of art capturing the spirit of Pawtucket.

Participating artists:

Craig Masten
Susan Aitcheson
Debbie Mueller
Harley Bartlett
Judy Vilmain
Kathy Hodge
Bill Lane
Marjorie Ball
Susan Shaw
Kathy Tirrel
Mary Dorsey Brewster
Linda McDermot
Cathy Chin
Sam Greene
Nick Paciorek
Barbara Edlund Healy

EVENT – Holly Jolly June – June 25

Motif Magazine, the RI arts and entertainment magazine, threw their annual holiday party 6-months late and just in time for COVID restrictions to lift, becoming the first to introduce people to the container-gallery village.