River Bluffs Paint Out to be held April 30-May 1

Plein Air painting

Plein air painters will converge on Canton on April 30 and Hannibal on May 1. Several artists took up residence in Hannibal during the 2021 River Bluffs Paint Out, a collaborative project between the communities of Canton and Hannibal. When painting en plein air, artists work outdoors and on-site. Fresh art created daily in each community will be offered for sale in the evenings. | Photo courtesy of Hannibal Arts Council

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Registration is open for the River Bluffs Paint Out. Hannibal and Canton will be the hosts of the two-day plein air painting event April 30-May 1.

Plein air events invite artists to communities where they capture the community by creating paintings outdoors and on-site. Painters will converge upon Canton on April 30 and Hannibal on May 1. Fresh art created daily in each community will be offered for sale in the evenings. 

Plein air artists of any age are eligible to participate. Artwork must be done outdoors, en plein air, during the event. All paint and drawing mediums are accepted. There are no size limits on canvas and paper. Artists will work on site within a designated area determined by each city.  Artists must work on public property or on private property with landowner’s permission. Awards will be presented at evening receptions held each night.  Area arts patrons and art buyers will be included in the guest lists. 

Area artists are encouraged to participate, as well as artists willing to travel to the area.  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 artist registration form is available at https://hannibalarts.com/gallery/river-bluffs-paint/

The River Bluffs Paint Out is a partnership of the Hannibal Arts Council, Canton Areas Arts Council and City of Canton. Additional partners include 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 Association of Community Arts Agencies and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

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