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May 1, 2012
Plein Air festival in Winters? Grab hat and sunblock

Hey... if you're going to have a week of painting out-of-doors and new art viewing why not do so in the town of Winters, right?

Well, that's the deal in Winters - from May 4-30, with the below slate of Plein Air painting activities. Bring sunblock.

The festival is sponsored by Briggs & Company which is, adroitly, using it as a way to show off their new gallery and restaurant at 314 Railroad Ave. in Winters.

Week of Plein Air Painting

May 4
3pm 'til dusk (Downtown Winters)
Downtown at Dusk
Goal: capture the local ambiance and architecture of downtown Winters.

May 5
8am -12pm (behind Community Center)
Cinco de BowWow
Goal: capture the muse of an old fashioned Putah Creek picnic. Pets and people meet at 8am behind the Community Center at 201 Railroad Ave., Winters

May 11
3-5pm (Railroad Ave & Main St)
Downtown Winters Quick Draw
Goal: artists will have three hours to take in the ambiance of downtown Winters on a Friday night, paintings will be for sale by silent auction at Briggs & Co.

May 11
5:30-7:30pm (Fortify)
Plein Air Preview Dinner
One participant awarded an original painting at a farm-to-table dinner catered by Fortify at Briggs. Proceeds benefit the Winters' Plein Air Festival and promotion of the Arts in Winters. Advance reservations required. $100.

May 11
8pm (Briggs & Co)
Grand Opening Gala
Artists Reception at Briggs & Co.

May 12
11-5pm (Rotary Park)
Wine and Art in the Park
Roots to Wine Cooperative, featuring 11 wineries. Plein Air Artists demonstrating their skills, creating still life and portraits on the spot. Free and open fine craft fair. Call Briggs & Co for details and to sign up. All original art and handmade craft welcome!

May 12-30 (Briggs & Co Gallery)
"Plein Air Works"
Exhibit of Art created during the Festival

Info: 530-795-2995 or briggsandco.com.

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