Eye Piece: Downtown Paint Around celebrates La Crosse area artists

La Crosse artists capture landscape in community at Downtown Paint Around

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Community artists are capturing the best nature has to offer with their paintbrushes. Downtown Paint Around celebrates local artists while providing a chance for them to paint within the boundaries of Downtown La Crosse. News 8 Now Photographer Tanner Hemker caught up with one artist who finds joy in spending time in nature.

Another two-day Downtown Paint Around will happen on August 20th and 21st, all as an opportunity to prepare local artists to participate in the Annual Between the Bluffs Plein Air Painting Festival to be held during the month of September.

Free and open to the public. Music and refreshments.

Event Guidelines:

• Media may include oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, gouache, pencil, pen, and ink, etc.

• All works must be painted outdoors during the two-day time period in Downtown, La Crosse.

• Boundaries are within a one-mile radius of 4th and Main St. Downtown La Crosse.

• Paintings will be displayed at the River City Gallery for the Saturday opening at 6 p.m. and for two weeks after the opening to be available for purchase by the public.