Group Paint Events

Summer Plein Air Painting

The Wednesday Morning Plein Air outings are sponsored by Northstar Watermedia Society, and open to ALL painters. In other words, non-members of NWS are warmly welcomed. We will leave lunch arrangements up to the individuals and, of course, bringing a bag lunch is an option.  We usually gather around 9AM but you can join us at any time during the morning. If you have any questions call someone on the committee: Leona Olson cell 612 760 4072, Bob Astrup 763 571 4605, Nancy Glenn 651-489-0819, Dave Schlief 651 484-7741, Emmy White 612 825 8312 and Ron Wilson (Richfield rep) 612 243 1315.  The committee members won’t be at every paint out but we will be there as much as possible.

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Event: WEDNESDAY PAINT OUT. See NOTE above.
Time: MAY 31, 2017, 9am-12pm
Location: West End of Roseville Central Park (2540 Lexington Ave. N.)
Directions:
This is on the Lexington street side. Pavillion, Benton Lake with fountain, paths. Take Hwy 36 to Lexington, go north about a mile. Park entrance is on the right.
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Event: WEDNESDAY PAINT OUT. See NOTE above.
Time: JUNE 7, 2017, 9am-12pm
Location: Corner of Western and Selby Ave. in St. Paul
Directions:
Great sites for painting coffee drinkers on sidewalk café, the St Paul Cathedral, and the Swedish Church, and all the great houses in the area. For those of you who are looking for something a little different that morning, continue to travel south from the corner of Western Avenue and Selby Avenue four blocks down Western to Summit. On the south side of the street and a little to the right is Summit Lookout Park. This is just before Ramsey Hill and across the street from the University Club. Plenty of benches and a good view of the High Bridge. Lots of parking available on the street and you are close enough to join us for lunch at Nina’s.
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Event: WEDNESDAY PAINT OUT. See NOTE above.
Time: JUNE 14, 2017, 9am-12pm
Location: Silverwood Nature Center (2500 County Rd E., St. Anthony, MN)
Directions:
You can take 694 to Silver Lake Blvd exit and go south to County Rd E and turn right on E and you are there. Meet somewhere on the grounds and lunch at the coffee café in the Silverwood Park Nature Center.
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WEDNESDAY PAINT OUT. See NOTE above.
Time: JUNE 21, 2017, 9am-12pm
Location: Historic District of Milwaukee St.
Directions:
We did the last 2 years and it was a great place to paint. Between 23rd and 24th Ave on the East and West side and Franklin Ave and 24th St on the North and South. It is a square and has a fascinating contemporary history that you can google and see on Wikipedia. The houses were built in the late 1800s, and renovated in the 1970’s after being saved by the community who fought the city against destroying the houses. The area is charming. Parking on 23rd Ave or 24th Ave or on 24th St. and start walking into the center of the square. Since the houses were built on the alley between 23rd and 24th st, the entire block has been cordoned from cars and the sidewalks are open for pedestrians and bikes. You can have lunch either at Seward Café or Pizza Luce or Tracey’s Saloon all of which are located on Franklin between 23rd and 24th.
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WEDNESDAY PAINT OUT. See NOTE above.
Time: JUNE 28, 2017, 9am-12pm
Location: House (1357 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota Heights, MN)
Directions:
Free parking on site. Get there by Hwy 13 either from West St. Paul or be exiting off Hwy 10 and Hwy 13.
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WEDNESDAY PAINT OUT. See NOTE above.
Time: JULY 5, 2017, 9am-12pm
Location: Spoon Lake Channel Island
Directions:
Drive from Gervais Beach south on Edgerton to Co rd B2 Turn left and drive about 1/8 mile until you see the Channel. There is a boat launch, restrooms, two bridges and a foot path under Hwy 36 along Keller Lake.
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WEDNESDAY PAINT OUT. See NOTE above.
Time: JULY 12, 2017, 9am-12pm
Location: Indian Mounds Regional Park
Directions:
Drive from Gervais Beach south on Edgerton to Co rd B2 Turn left and drive about 1/8 mile until you see the Channel. There is a boat launch, restrooms, two bridges and a foot path under Hwy 36 along Keller Lake.
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WEDNESDAY PAINT OUT. See NOTE above.
Time: JULY 19, 2017, 9am-12pm
Location: Como Pavilion ( 1360 N. Lexington Pkwy S., St. Paul)
Directions:
On Como Lake, there is a nice path with benches and lovely scenes to paint. The Como Dockside Restaurant is there. There is ample parking. This is the Northstar Watermedia Society July meeting/invitation.
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WEDNESDAY PAINT OUT. See NOTE above.
Time: JULY 26, 2017, 9am-12pm
Location: Hudson, Wisconsin Marina
Directions:
We can meet at the marina entrance the first left after you enter the town. Hudson is a quaint town with many painting spots. Check at the entrance to the Marina and choose where you want to paint. Either the marina or the town.
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WEDNESDAY PAINT OUT. See NOTE above.
Time: AUGUST 2, 2017, 9am-12pm
Location: St. Anthony Main, , Mpls
Directions:
An old standby eating at Astros. Meter parking.
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WEDNESDAY PAINT OUT. See NOTE above.
Time: AUGUST 9, 2017, 9am-12pm
Location: St. Anthony Park, Como and Carter Ave., St Paul
Directions:
Library and other nice views. Library at 2245 Como Ave is a gem in the Saint Anthony Park neighborhood. It’s charming, the architecture is beautiful. Lunch at Muffeleta or Colossal.
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WEDNESDAY PAINT OUT. See NOTE above.
Time: AUGUST 16, 2017, 9am-12pm
Location: Bayport
Directions:
South of Stillwater on Hwy 95, 1930’s gas station with old cars, quaint downtown area. Mom and pop style restaurants.
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WEDNESDAY PAINT OUT. See NOTE above.
Time: AUGUST 23, 2017, 9am-12pm
Location: Hidden Falls (1415 Mississippi River Blvd)
Directions:
From Ford Pkwy. take S. Mississippi River Blvd to entrance across from Magoffen Ave. to your left.
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WEDNESDAY PAINT OUT. See NOTE above.
Time: AUGUST 30, 9am-12pm
Location: Wrap Up the summer – Central Park (2660 Civic Center Dr., Roseville, MN)
Directions:
Come in the morning to paint flowers, pond, houses, pot luck lunch at 11AM with oo la la critique to show summer paintings bringing a great summer to a close. Central Park meeting place off of Dale, beautiful park flowers etc.
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