Local Artists at Work

on Long Island Museum Grounds

On Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Long Island Museum will invite members of its LIMarts collaborative arts group to participate in a plein air painting and sketching opportunity on the grounds and inside galleries.


Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of the studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. It’s a technique that was made popular by French Impressionists (think Monet’s Garden at Givernay) in the 19th century.

Visitors will enjoy seeing artists at work, taking inspiration from the museum’s beautiful gardens and world-class exhibitions. Their creations will be on display throughout the day and from 5 to 6 p.m., the museum will host a reception where participating artists will have an opportunity to sell their work to the general public.  Light refreshments will be served.
This painting and sketching opportunity is open to LIMarts members only but the general public is welcome to observe.
The program is free to participating artists but space is limited and pre-registration is required by contacting Alexandria D’Auria at (631) 751-0066 x285 or adauria@longislandmuseum.org. In case of rain on Saturday, May 18, the event will be held on Sunday, May 19.
Embracing the goal to enhance and support the rich artistic talent on Long Island, the Long Island Museum created a special membership opportunity for visual artists, LIMarts: A Collaborative Arts Group. Designed for artists dedicated to creating a new forum within our cultural community, LIMarts offers space for the exhibition and sale of artwork, varied programming events, lectures and opportunities for social gathering with other artists and the public. 
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Located at 1200 Route 25A in Stony Brook, the Long Island Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate dedicated to enhancing the lives of adults and children with an understanding of Long Island’s rich history and diverse cultures. Regular museum hours are Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for students 6 -17 and college students with I.D. Children under six are admitted for free. For more information visit longislandmuseum.org.

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