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Fans of art created in the great outdoors can see it done and support Open Space when In Plein Sight returns to Jeffco this September.

In Plein Sight is a free, week-long public exhibition for all ages, featuring 25 professional artists painting from dawn to dusk at one Jeffco Open Space location each day, from Sept. 10 through 15, with a gallery exhibit running Sept. 12 through 16 at the Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St., Golden. It’s staged by PLAN Jeffco, a nonprofit, volunteer-led organization of open space advocates based in Jefferson County.

Freshly painted works will be added to the gallery daily as the artists continue to produce new pieces throughout the week. All artwork will be available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting PLAN Jeffco’s educational outreach. 

In Plein Sight launched as the largest, first-of-its-kind plein air painting event to be held in Jeffco’s Open Space in October 2016. The launch event was wildly successful with over $35,000 of artwork sold. Literally meaning “open air,” plein air was developed in the mid-19th century by French impressionists including Monet, Pissarro, and Renoir. This year In Plein Sight will feature 25 artists who have been chosen through a national search. They will  paint within a variety of Jeffco Open Space Parks throughout the week including Lair O’ the Bear Park, Alderfer/Three Sisters Park, Elk Meadow Park, Centennial Cone Park and along the Clear Creek Trail in downtown Golden. The artists will be joining In Plein Sight from across the state and as far as Oakland, Calif. 

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