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Plein Air Competition & Awards Reception

Presented by Falkirk Cultural Center and 2nd Friday Art Walk and Downtown San Rafael Arts District at Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael CA

Sep 13 2019
Plein Air Competition & Awards Reception

Live plein air painting, competition and awards, exhibited during the art walk!

Plein Air Competition:
* September 13, 2:00-5:00 pm

2nd Friday Art Walk/Awards Reception:
* September 13, 5:00-7:00 pm

[Pictured: Jan Stevenson recreates the Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael Friday 8/9/19. (Jeremy Portje/Marin Independent Journal)]

Paint or admire, public is welcome. Artists will be painting on site and welcome visitors. Completed Plein Air pieces will be on display in the mansion for the evening.

Guests and participants have the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award between 5:00-6:00 pm, winners announced at 6:15 pm.

Interested in participating in the competition?
Everyone and all mediums are welcome.  Please let Ashley know that you plan to participate by Thursday 9/12 by emailing

Participants should bring all supplies they need including easels (+ frames if possible) to display completed work.

Free refreshments provided by the City of San RafaelFalkirk Cultural Center.


Free admission

Contact: 415-485-3328


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Additional time info:

Plein Air Competition:  2:00-5:00 pm

2nd Friday Art Walk/Awards Reception:  5:00-7:00 pm


Falkirk Cultural Center

1408 Mission Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901


Guests may park on the right hand side of the driveway and may also use adjacent City of San Rafael parking lots with consideration to hourly limits on certain days of the week. Saturdays and Sundays are free of most parking restrictions in these lots.


    • Wheelchair Access

Handicapped parking and wheelchair accessibility on the first floor. Art Galleries are located on the 2nd floor and there is no ADA approved access at this time.

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