Plein Air


 All Artists, All Ages, All Skill Levels….
You Are Invited to Join in the Plein Air Event
Sunday, April 30, 2017 9 a.m to 5:30 p.m (rain or shine)

Bring your artistic talents to the upcoming Plein Air Event sponsored by the Merrill Linn Conservancy, the Lewisburg Arts Council, and the Artists’ Guild of Lewisburg.
What is Plein Air?
A drawing or painting done outdoors, rather than in a studio. The French term en plein air translates to ‘in the open air.’ The goal of this event is to preserve, with our artwork, a present moment at various Linn Conservancy sites. In sharing our work, we seek to build a community of artists and citizens passionate about the preservation of these sites for future generations.

Who may participate?All artists, art lovers and plein air enthusiasts of any age—especially those who appreciate the beauty of nature and care about environmental preservation.

Where will this be held? At three Merrill Linn Conservancy conservation easement properties in Union County. (Descriptions, addresses and directions are online.) All are easily accessible.

  • Dale Engle Walker property and Dale’s Ridge Trail, 147l Strawbridge Road, Lewisburg
  • Shamokin Mountain Trail, 249 Forest House Lane, off Stein Lane, Lewisburg
  • Montandon Wetland, Route 45, 0.3 miles east of the Lewisburg bridge

What will happen during this event?

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Each of the three sites will be available for your use. Artists’ Guild of Lewisburg and Merrill Linn Conservancy volunteers will be present at each site.
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Simonne Roy, award-winning plein air artist from Lewisburg, will present an optional plein air workshop at the D/E/W House. We will break midway for refreshments. Afterwards, artists may find a location at the D/E/W property or go to other sites to work. The workshop will be held on April 30, rain or shine. Space is limited. To register for the workshop, send an email to [email protected]
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – You are invited to return to the D/E/W House for an alfresco reception, hosted by the Conservancy, the Arts Council, and the Union County Historical Society. This is an opportunity for participants to meet and mingle and share their work of the day.
What happens afterwards? You are invited to display your artwork at The Public Library for Union County during the month of June. Guidelines for displaying your work are available on our websites and in the packet the day of the event. During the week of May 1 through May 6, you may return to the Dale/Engle/Walker property and the Shamokin Mountain Trail. All work done at these sites from April 30 through May 6 is welcome to be shown at the Library.

PLEASE READ COMPLETE INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES at or download information from below.

Guidelines for Artists 2017

2017 Plein Air Site Descriptions and Directions