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St. Joseph en Plein Air

Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 7th. St. Joe is getting its own annual outdoor painting event.
This year I'm bringing plein air painting to St. Joseph, MO. I'm organizing an annual paint out, St. Joseph en Plein Air, sponsored in part by the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society (MVIS). 
To enhance the St. Joseph community, its arts, and share the features that make this city great. 
By participating and marketing a lot of plein air events (paint outs, competitions, festivals) each year through the MVIS, I've seen these annual painting events pop up everywhere---many of them are growing. Urban, rural, small town, big city.  Week long, one day. They vary. This past year I've been thinking, "Hey! St. Joe can do this!" ---and should. Music festivals are a dime-a-dozen in St. Joe, and we need more visual art events. Plein air painting is at a new renaissance. Communities, large and small, across the country are picking up on this and are taking advantage …

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