Paint outs generally last a few hours. Membership is not necessary to attend. Click on Meetup to RSVP and look for the PAA Sticker on vehicles for other painters.
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Saturday February 25: Jo's Coffee - South Congress Ave. South Congress St., Austin, TX(map) 7 am
Join us for painting SoCo! Who can resist the colorful medley of shops and people that are truly unique to South Congress. Take your pick of views from the South shops view to the North view of the capital building.
Crowds will start to drift in for Sunday morning brunch around 9:30 am. Plenty of free parking in the SoCo parking garage.
Sunday March 5: Zilker Kite Festival 2100 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, TX(map) 10 am - 5 pm
Grab you paints, grab your kites. Let's go paint and fly a kite too! Come enjoy an Austin tradition, the annual Kite festival at Zilker Park with amazing views of the skyline.
Sunday March 12: St. Edwards University University Drive., Austin, TX(map) 7 am
Join us for Sunday morning painting on the beautiful campus of St. Edwards University in Downtown Austin. Paint the historic main hall, sprawling oaks or the view of capitol building from the top of the hill. *Sometimes windy at the top of the hill.* Park in main visitor lots near Old Main Building.
Thursday March 16: San Gabriel River Park Lower Park Rd., Georgetown, TX(map) 7 am San Gabriel Park near the fork offers views up and down the lower river. The foot path across the river is often a favorite for the ducks to sun bath on. Lovely sprawling oaks and grape vines near the picnic areas offer plenty of shade. Early birds can catch the sunrise over the river and distant bridge. Plenty of parking in park off Lower Park Road.
Sunday March 19: Randall Sexton Painting Demo Precision Camera, 2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin 2-4 pm Members free. All others $25. Sign up here!
** Randall Sexton Urban Plein Air Workshop ** March 20-22 - FULL March 24-26 - FULL
Paint urban scenes with Plein Air Austin members and instructor Randall Sexton. Open to all levels, these 3-day workshops are especially geared to encourage the experienced artist to reach greater heights in their work. Sexton will review the basics of solid picture making, compositions, values, and shape - while sharing his own methods for simplifying the complex.
REGISTRATION: Deadline – February 1, 2017 TIME: 9am – 4pm with a break for lunch. COST: $450/ 3 Days – Class limited to 13 painters
Saturday March 25: Llano River in Gruene details tbd
Adventure out to Gruene, TX and enjoy a morning painting on the Llano River.
Sunday April 2: Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX(map) 7 am
Pfluger bridge offers a 360 degree view of the downtown Austin as well as Lake Austin. Always plenty of variety to choose from the park view, bridge view, rail bridges or even down by the lake side watching the colorful passing kayaks.
Early birds are encouraged to catch the sunrise over the downtown skyscrapers. Check maps for available park parking near by.
Saturday April 8: Turkey Bend Recreation Area 4906 Shaw Drive, Marble Falls, TX(map) 8 am - 12:45 pm April flowers will be blooming so Turkey Bend is a hot spot for painting spring flowers! Don't miss this opportunity to paint the Texas hills donned in all the colors of spring.
*Drive is most of an hour from Central Austin. Check map for directions.
Thursday April 13: Zilker Botanical Gardens* 2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX(map) 9 am - 12:30 pm
Join us for painting the wonderful variety of flora and vistas of Zilker Botanical Gardens. Take your easels and pick your painting views from the Japanese koi ponds to the historical markers, rose gardens, conservatory gate, or distant views of downtown. Restrooms available inside main house. Parking available on grounds. $2 cash admittance for Plein Air Austin.
*Be sure to let them know you are painting with PAA
Saturday April 22: McKinney Falls 5808 McKinney Falls Parkway Austin, TX 78744, Austin, TX(map) 9 am
Paint the upper or lower falls as you listen to Onion Creek crashing over limestone ledges and splashing into pools. Follow trails winding through the Hill Country woods. Check website for updates on any park closures. http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/mckinney-falls
Thursday April 27: Star Hill Ranch 15000 Hamilton Pool Rd., Bee Cave, TX(map) 9 am
Star Hill is a re-creation of a Texas Hill Country community typical of the early 1900s. All of the buildings have been relocated from around the state and carefully restored. Star Hill is centered around the historic Pontotoc Chapel
Saturday May 6: Georgetown Heritage Society Event 811 South Main St., Georgetown, TX(map) 8 am - 1 pm
The Georgetown Heritage Society will host the annual spring heritage paint out. Details to be announced.
Thursday May 11: Mayfield Park 3505 W 35th St., Austin, TX(map) 9 am
Join us for painting the lovely Mayfield gardens and ever present colorful peacocks in all their fan fare. Bring plenty of water and don't forget your sunblock or bug repellent. Parking available at the park.
Thursday May 25: Boggy Creek Farms 3414 Lyons Rd., Austin, TX(map) 9 am
Boggy Creek Farms is quiet little homestead farm nestled in the heart of east Austin. It features a local farmer's market, farm house, chicken coop, and large rows of growing gardens. Remember your bug spray!
Saturday June 3: Bull Creek Park - West 6701 Lakewood Dr., Austin, TX(map) 8 am
Early birds are welcome. But sun doesn't rise over ridge as early.
Sunday June 19: Book People @ 6th St./Lamar 603 N Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX(map) 9 am
Austin is an ever-changing city. 6th street and Lamar has definitely embraced it's urban rebirth. An exciting spot to find dynamic balance of Austin culture, traditional building and shops among new glass high rises. Parking available in lots for Book People and REI.
Thursday June 22: St. Luke's on the Lake 5600 Ranch Rd. 620 N, Austin, TX 78732, TX(map) 7 am
St. Lukes Church of Lakeway offers amazing views of the hills and lake and lower marinas. It is situated on the edge of Lakeway, right off Hwy 620. Early birds are welcome to catch the sunrise on the Lake. Plenty of parking.