Smart Bets: Cashiers Plein Air Festival

Carrying on the French tradition of painting outdoors in the open air, the Cashiers Plein Air Festival attracts nationally known artists to create new works in and around the Jackson County town. From Tuesday, July 17, to Saturday, July 21, painters will set up their easels and partake in activities ranging from a quick-paint competition to a youth artist mentoring event to the Palette to Palate Affair summer soiree, where standout pieces will be honored through the Ring Art Awards. The original art that comes out of the festival will be displayed for viewing and available for purchase. The biennial event is a fundraiser to ensure the ongoing preservation and operation of The Village Green, a 12.5-acre public park. Ticket prices vary. Photo courtesy of The Village Green


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About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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One thought on “Smart Bets: Cashiers Plein Air Festival

  1. boatrocker

    Paying $ to watch people paint.

    My parents paid for TV when I was a kid and Bob Ross obviously had charisma, but
    instead I watched The Super Friends or The Dukes of Hazzard for having good taste.

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