Aldridge Gardens invites you to participate in a special event this spring that continues to show our commitment and support of art and artists at The Gardens and to bring a regionally-known event to our entire community. Please click HERE for artist submission information.
The Aldridge Gardens Second Annual Plein Air juried Art Show, Sale, and Quick Draw on-site at Aldridge Gardens will feature artists from all over the Southeast. The public is invited to watch them paint on-site (“en plein air” translated from the French as “in the open air”) as they capture directly onto their canvases the beauty of Aldridge Gardens and several surrounding private gardens in Birmingham.
The final ‘Quick Draw’ event will allow the public the opportunity to watch these talented artists paint on-site and allow them an opportunity to actually buy a ‘wet-paint’ painting directly off the artists’ easel.
Finally, the public is invited to visit the Aldridge Gardens Gallery during the months of May and June as we feature artwork from each of the selected artists in a special Plein Air Art Show and Sale in the Aldridge Gallery on-site at Aldridge Gardens.
- May 15 – artists begin to arrive
- May 16 – 10:00 am – artists registration and start painting at Aldridge Gardens
- May 17 – artists paint at Aldridge Gardens
- May 18 – artists paint off-site at private gardens throughout Birmingham
- May 19 – artists paint off-site at private gardens throughout Birmingham
- May 20 – 1-3 pm – artists participate in “Quick Draw” at Aldridge Gardens
- May 20 – 3-4 pm – artists reception at Aldridge Gardens