River Bluffs Paint Out on May 6-7 allows visitors to buy art on day it was created

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Branson artist Vic Mastis works on her plein air painting at Riverview Park during the 2022 River Bluffs Paint Out. | Photo courtesy of Hannibal Arts Council

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Artists from several states will converge on Hannibal and Canton for the River Bluffs Paint Out, a two-day plein air painting event May 6-7. Plein air events invite artists to communities where they capture the community by creating paintings outdoors and on-site.

The public is invited to view and buy artwork made each day at two Fresh Art events. Participating plein air artists will submit up to two artworks completed earlier in the day with most available for purchase. The May 6 reception will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main. The May 7 reception will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. at Canton City Hall, 400 Lewis.

Since different paintings will be created each day, each reception/exhibit will be different.  Daily awards will be presented for Best of Show, second place, third place and honorable mentions.

Area artists can still participate. For information regarding artist guidelines and registration, interested participants should go to the gallery page of hannibalarts.com to find information on the River Bluffs Paint Out.

The River Bluffs Paint Out is a partnership of the Hannibal Arts Council, Canton Area Arts Council and City of Canton.  Additional partners are the Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau and Culver-Stockton College.  Financial assistance for the Canton portion of the project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council through the Ghost Light Project in cooperation with the Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies.

For information regarding the receptions, contact the Hannibal Arts Council at 573-221-6545.

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