Paint the Town continues tonight and Saturday



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Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

Sometimes retreating under the cover of an umbrella, plein air artists like Linda Dumont of Austin have recreated scenes of Marble Falls and the surrounding countryside for the 12th Annual Paint the Town event that continues with the announcement of winners tonight and Paint the Town Family Day tomorrow, Saturday, May 5. View scenes of the event in the photo album on The Highlander page of Facebook:






The 12th Annual Paint the Town event is still under way in Marble Falls with announcement of the juried winners set for the ticketed VIP Reception this evening from 6:30-9 p.m. at Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista Drive.

Paint the Town Family Day is tomorrow, Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with the big Quick Draw event opening at 10 a.m. downtown.

A Marichias Band will be performing at noon, when judges will announce the winners of the contest.

Family Day activities at Lakeside Pavilion will include children's painting stations and children's awards will be presented at 1:30 p.m.

Gallery art sales and demonstrations also will be going on at the pavilion and food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Artists from throughout the Lone Star State and beyond have come to Marble Falls to participate in the plein air juried art exhibition and work continued even when artists took shelter under eves and umbrellas. The 40 competing plein air artists work in various mediums, capturing the beauty of Marble Falls and the surrounding Hill Country. The week has included live demonstrations, sunrise and nocturne paintings and a student competition with the downtown Quick Draw and children's art event still to go. It is all sponsored by Highland Lakes Creative Arts.

Nationally recognized artist Suzie Baker is this year's guest judge. Baker, an award-winning artist whose paintings have been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur, Plein Air and Southwest Art magazines, was named one of "Three to Watch" by Southwest Art and Fine Art Connoisseur.

She serves on the board of directors and is a signature member of Oil Painters of America, regularly exhibiting in prestigious national shows and invitationals. She has been painting en plain air since she was a teenager and has taken part in events in San Angelo; Atlanta, Georgia; Laguna Beach, California; and many more.

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