Newton, NC – The Newton Public Art Commission is excited to present the Newton Fall Plein Air Paint Out followed by a wet paint art show on Saturday, September 28.

Painters of any medium are welcome to enter the event, where they will spend from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. painting on the streets of beautiful, historic Newton “en plein air.”

Registration will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Catawba Farms, 1670 Southwest Blvd., Newton. Beginning at 3 p.m., artists will display their paintings in a wet paint art show open to the public in the tasting room at Catawba Farms. Many of the works created during the paint out will be available for purchase. One painter will be awarded a $200 prize. There will also be a $50 prize awarded to the best student piece submitted.

In order to participate in the paint out and wet paint show, a registration form and fee of $20 must be paid by Sept. 26. A late registration fee of $25 will be charged for any participants who register after Sept. 26. Students who present student identification may enter the paint out and wet paint show at no cost. Registration forms are available at

Prior to the paint out, artists of all skill levels can sign up for a workshop on Friday, Sept. 27, to learn more about this exciting art technique. Artist Jean Cauthen will host the workshop, which will focus on tips and techniques on painting landscapes in the great outdoors. The workshop will meet from 10 am -3 pm in an upstairs room which has stair access only at Whisk & Barrel, 31 North College Ave. The workshop is limited to 10 students. All art material will be provided. The cost of the workshop is $50, which includes the entry fee for the paint out and wet paint show on Saturday. Participants must register and submit payment for the workshop by September 25.

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