Published first in The Brunswick Marketplace, May/June Issue, 2021 — Page 14
Up Your Arts and the City of Southport are eager to welcome artists back to our beautiful town for the 2021 Southport Plein Air Festival. Conditions related to the pandemic will require a few changes from activities in past years, but we are ready to host painters, residents, and visitors June 18-19, 2021 – two full days this time, rain
The 2021 Southport Plein Air Festival is open to all painters, regardless of age. It is a non-juried event, with merit and People’s Choice awards conferred by established local artists. Winners will be registered in the 2022 Southport Plein Air Festival free of charge. There is no limit on medium, quantity or size. Painters retain all proceeds from the sale
of their work during the Wet Paint Sale.
Artists are free to set up their easels and paint anywhere within City of Southport limits, but the majority opt to paint the landscape visible from streets along the waterfront. Day 1 of the festival for them is dedicated to filling their canvasses.