The Old Southwest Neighborhood Association organized a very pleasant event for this morning. Somewhere between 20 and 30 artists came to the park for plein air painting, and many hung other examples of their work along the fence around the tennis courts.
The reason I enjoyed it so much was that it seemed such a distance from today’s so-called “community sidewalk art shows”, with big entry fees, requirements to display in tents, and artists from halfway across the country participating. In truth, maybe I enjoyed it so much because of it reminded me of the old, more innocent days of the Roanoke Sidewalk Art Show. Below, just a few shots of a nice morning.
What a lovely idea!
It really was. This was only their second year, too. And yes, I know it is plein air… I got auto corrected!