(Camden, ME) Camden Falls Gallery is hosting “The Camden Classics Plein Air”, with Camden Falls Gallery artists and visiting artists painting marine art “plein air”. The event runs through July 29 and coincides with the third annual Camden Classics Cup hosted by Lyman Morse & Wayfarer Marine (July 26 through 28). There will be an artists’ reception on July 29 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Come meet the artists and find a painting to love!

“Plein air” is a French word that means open air. This painting style was first pioneered by the impressionists in the 1800s most notably endorsed by Claude Monet.

Many well known marine artists including: Carol Douglas, Alison Hill, Peter Yesis, Scott Addis, Ken Dewaard, and Jonathan McPhillips will be participating this year. Come see them capture the scenes that we love and put them on canvas.

A number of public and private locations will be open to participating artists as they paint around Camden and the surrounding area. The plein air event will have an emphasis on marine paintings of Camden Harbor, visiting yachts, and the natural beauty of Mid-Coast Maine. The finished paintings will then be on display and for sale at Camden Falls Gallery.

The event will bring approximately 70 sailboats into Camden Harbor to race for the weekend; the Classics Cup is one week earlier than the 33rd annual Eggemoggin Reach Regatta, Maine’s major Classic wooden sailboat race. The race touches in at Camden (Castine Classic Yacht Race) for the second leg of the race, and the start of the Camden Feeder Regatta. With the two events back to back in Camden, there will be a major influx of classic yachts and enthusiasts in town. More information is available here.

About Camden Falls Gallery

Camden Falls Gallery is located at 5 Public Landing in Camden. The Gallery is open daily from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. For more information, please call (207) 470-7027 or visit www.camdenfallsgallery.com.

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