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Paint Dover!

Vote for your favorite painting by watching the video below. The deadline for voting is October 31, 2021. Cast your vote at

Paint Dover! is a plein air painting event and art competition in downtown Dover, Delaware, with three days of painting options, culminating in an artwork exhibition, competition, and sales to the public. The third-year art event (2021) is part of Arts Alive at Five! and is offered in conjunction with monthly First Fridays in downtown Dover. The event will take place, rain or shine.

September 29 through October 1, artists from around the region take to the streets, the parks, sidewalks and outdoor cafes to participate. Inspired by downtown Dover’s architectural landscape, historic commercial buildings, gardens and scenery, artists will quickly capture changing light and shadows, and the “spirit” of downtown Dover. The community is invited to watch artists paint outdoors throughout the three days, attend the sidewalk exhibition on October 1, and purchase artwork.  A “People’s Choice” award will also be made at then end of October, as the community casts their vote for their favorite piece on the night of the exhibition, throughout an extended exhibition virtually, and throughout October as artwork is displayed in downtown shops.

Exhibition and sale of paintings will take place on October’s First Friday, October 1, 2021 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and continue in an extended exhibition both virtually and in downtown shops.

Artists who wish to learn details about the event, and to register for the 2021 event, visit:

The 2020 virtual exhibit, best viewed on a computer, may be found at YouTube - CLICK HERE. The Fig Tree Band is also featured in the virtual exhibit so that those who were unable to attend the event will have a feel for the evening.

Questions?  Contact or call 302-678-2940

PAINTING IMAGE: 2020 Paint Dover! award-winning pastel image entitled "Crossing Loockerman” by Dennis Young of Old New Castle.

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