5th Annual Plein Air Painting and Photography day on the Medicine River


Once again, the Medicine River Plein Air Painting and Photography day was a great success. The 5th annual event was held on Sept 15th on the Medicine river near the Gilby Hall in Lacombe County. Twelve artists ventured out from near and far with their paints, brushes, and easel to paint the river and it’s surrounding natural areas.

‘En Plein Air’ is simply painting outdoors, leaving the walls and comforts of a studio space behind and experiencing painting in the great outdooers. The artists were treated to a beautiful warm and sunny September day, which was a nice change from the predicted forecast. For some artists, this was their first time attending, while most others have attended the event since the beginning.

The paintings were displayed at the Gilby Hall later in the afternoon, and a free beef on a bun supper was held for the artists and local community members. The Medicine River Watershed Society hopes to bring positive attention to the river and watershed with the event, showcasing the beauty to be found there and the many ways it can be used and appreciated.

The Society would like to thank the attendees, the landowners, the community members, and the volunteers, for once again making it a wonderful event. 


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