Schedule for 2018 Plein Air Events

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Next Session ​May 19

LCAL to Host Regional Plein Air Gathering August 4
Every two years the Lake County Art League hosts a dawn-to-whenever regional plein air gathering at the Fox River Forest Preserve, and the fourth such meeting is scheduled for Saturday August 4. It's being held to promote plein air, to network, to share stories, successes and frustrations, and to make sales contacts. It is open to the public and the forest preserve will not charge an entrance fee for either residents or non-residents.

A large pavilion has been rented for display and for shelter from the August sun. The cool sunrise session will be an opportunity to work in the special light that photographers call the  "golden hour," the period at the very beginning (and end) of the day when daylight is both redder and softer than when the sun is high in the sky.
There are plenty of natural views at the water’s edge and in an oak savannah on the east bluff of the river. The forest preserve’s boat launch and architecturally designed marina provide almost constant activity on a hot summer’s day, and the 170 boat slips are a 1000-foot walk (or a short drive) from the pavilion. The water view there across the undeveloped islands and far shore is worth checking out.

The purpose of this League is to create more interest in art in Lake County, Illinois and to develop a higher appreciation of visual art. It shall do this through art exhibitions, festivals, demonstrations of art techniques, lectures, critiques and sharing of ideas, inspiration and encouragement between members.

April 2018 Sketches

Newsletter -download here

Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival May 18 Deadline

Applications for Dandelion Wine Fine Arts Festival, Saturday June 2, must be received by the Waukegan Park District by May 18. Get an application form from the Corresponding Secretary.

Becky Schwarz has paid for a single LCAL tent space for the Festival. You can get your own tent space or share a space with a friend. The LCAL Corresponding Secretary will be happy to help you connect with other members.

Legacy Collection Program Approved

click here to read about it.

Upcoming LCAL Meetings​​

Monday May 21 LCAL meeting
Jack Benny Center

Spring Membership Show Critique

​7 - 9:30pm