See Frederick County, Maryland, As You Never Have Before...
2013 Easels in Frederick
On June 18, 30 juried artists from across the nation will descend on Frederick County with the same mission for the next four days: To capture the county's charming towns, landscapes and mountain views on canvas in competition for $14,000 in cash prizes. Their collective 100+ plein-air paintings will be exhibited and judged at the Grand Exhibition June 21-22. And every artwork displayed will be for sale!
Still more talented artists will hit the town on June 22 for the intense 2-hour Quick Draw Contest. Witness art in the making as more than 70 artists line up their easels on six blocks in downtown Frederick and paint against the clock for $1,500 in prizes. Buy your favorite art on the spot!
Grand Exhibition—More than 100 New Original Paintings!
Wm. Talley Recreation Center, 121 N. Bentz Street, Frederick, MD
- PRIVATE COLLECTORS PREVIEW—Frederick's Most Prestigious Evening of Art!
Friday, June 21, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Admission $50, applicable to a painting purchase
Purchase Tickets Online
- PUBLIC RECEPTION—The Exhibition Continues!
Saturday, June 22
Quick Draw Contest & Art Market—Don't Miss This Art Spectacle!
Saturday, June 22
- Portions of North Market, East Patrick and North East Streets (exact blocks announced online June 19)
8:00-9:30 a.m.—Artists sign in, set up easels
9:30-11:30 a.m.—Artists paint, spectators watch free
- William Talley Recreation Center
Noon-1:00 p.m.—Winners announced, artwork for sale
Easels in Frederick is produced by an all-volunteer committee in partnership with the Frederick Arts Council. The collaboration is designed to promote unity within the arts community, market the arts outside the city's perimeter, and attract new visitors. The Frederick Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) organization, making contributions and ticket purchases tax deductible within the limits of the law.