The Water’s Edge Artists (WEA) will participate in the Second Annual “Art of Water” event in Algoma, May 4-5. The artists will celebrate “the beauty and necessity of water” by setting up their easels outdoors and painting “plein air” around town as well as at Crescent Beach on Lake Michigan from 9 a.m. to dusk.
Visitors are invited to watch as the artists create their works of art in oil, acrylic, watercolor paints and pastels. Comments and questions are always welcomed by the artists as they work. Many of these paintings will be for sale off-the-easel with 20 percent of the sale donated by the artist to the cause: The Friends of Crescent Beach in Algoma.
In addition to plein air painting, several Water’s Edge Artists will participate in the Art of Water Exhibition at the James May Gallery on Steele Street and other Algoma galleries and retailers. Their water-themed paintings will be displayed along with artwork from 100 regional and national artists. The exhibit runs May 3-27, with an opening reception May 4, 5:30 – 8 pm.
Water’s Edge Artists are “painters for preservation” and their art reflects this passionate interest in the conservation, preservation and protection of scarce, endangered or threatened places in Wisconsin. Each month they meet for plein air paint-outs at historic, conservation or popular “natural wonder” sites. A percentage of the on-site art sales is donated to the preservation or historic restoration cause. For more information visit watersedgeartists.com.