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Paint Dover!

Paint Dover! Paintings on Exhibit

18 artists from Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland painted Loockerman Street and nearby downtown areas during the second annual Paint Dover! plein air painting event, competition and exhibition held on October 2, 2020. An extended Paint Dover! exhibition is/was held, both in downtown shops and virtually, throughout October 2020.  The virtual exhibit will continue to be viewable beyond October 2020.  Take a look at the outcome of the artists!

The 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.

Next year, Paint Dover! will take place on First Friday, October 1

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 (2020) 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.

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.

Exhibition and sale of paintings will take place on October’s First Friday, October 1, 2021 from 4:30-7 p.m. and in an extended exhibit both virtually and in downtown shops.

The community is invited to watch artists paint outdoors throughout the three days, attend the sidewalk exhibition, and purchase artwork.  A “People’s Choice” award will also be made, as the community casts their vote for their favorite piece on the night of the exhibition and throughout an extended exhibition virtually and throughout October as artwork is displayed in downtown shops and virtually.

Artists who wish to learn details about the event, and to register for the 2021 event, please check back in June 2021 or contact Diane (below) to receive updates.

Questions?  Contact or call 302-678-2940

PAINTING IMAGE: 2019 Paint Dover First Place and People's Choice winning pastel image entitled "Cross Section" by Siobhan Duggan of Lewes, DE.


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