Plein Air Painters of the Bluegrass

2021 Calendara


*Paint-Outs begin at 9:00am unless otherwise indicated. Contact person determines the exact start time, decision to cancel due to weather, and sends out reminder email’s one week in advance. 


If a Paint-Out is canceled due to bad weather, members can elect to paint at Artists Attic, Main and Broadway, Lexington but please call 859-254-5501 to insure availability.


Please check this calendar periodically as dates and places may change.




Members/Contacts: Click here for a list of planned locations and choose a date for your location and email it to He will then update this web page.











About Us









March 29th 4:00pm-5:30pm

Dan McGrath

Planning Zoom Meeting. Our yearly planning meeting. See candidate painting sites in email to participants.



Wednesday April 7th


Paint-Out at Shaker Village. Meet in the Trustees Building parking lot at 9:00am. Disburse for painting. St.






Saturday April 10th

Beth Hegeman

Paint Out at the property of Kim and Jim Griggs home – eastern Fayette County. 600 McCalls Mil Road. Custom Built house next to creeks in a forest. Directions: take Richmond Road to Old Richmond Road left onto Grimes Mill Road then left to McCalls Mill Road. Location will be on the right. Go down winding, slightly steep driveway. Park in grass.







Wednesday April 21st

Damon Farmer

Paint-Out at Damon Farmer’s farm 30 Fintville Road North. . Directions: From Lexington take Versailles to Bluegrass Parkway South, Make a right at the Exit 68, route 33 exit. Left onto Ky 2113  Falling Springs Blvd.  Left onto US62 Tyrone Pike. Left onto Shryocks Ferry Road, left onto Fintvile Road.






Saturday April 24th

Raven Run Wildlife Refuge, Fayette County. Take Richmond Road then right onto Old Richmond Road, then turn onto Jacks Creek Pike.






Wednesday May 5th

Dan McGrath

Paint Out at Benson Creek, Frankfort – Directions from Lexington, take Versailles Road, US60 Versailles Bypass, nearing Frankfort, use left 2 lanes to take exit toward west Frankfort connector, turn Left onto Taylor Avenue, right onto Benson Valley Road. The Creek will be on the right.



Saturday May 15th

Julia Pezzi

Paint-Out at the farm of Flora Garner-Platt, Versailles.The farm has a number of outbuildings and barns, cattle.Directions from Lexington:

Take US 60 into downtown Versailles.

Take a right on Main Street.

At the first light you come to take a hard left on Elm Street.

The farm is exactly one mile out on the right.

Turn in the farm driveway, fire gate #2, and drive back to the little house in the rear and barn area where you can park.








Wednesday May 19th

Dan McGrath

Paint-Out at the farm of Tay Breene & Mac Reid - Marvelous collection of subject matter: buildings, pastures, creek. 493 Garriot Lane, Harrodsburg, KY. Directions: Take Versailles Road to the Bluegrass Parkway South, Get off at Exit 59a, towards Harrodsburg. Go 6.5 miles and make a right onto Garriot Lane. First house on the left after you cross the railroad tracks.






Saturday May 22nd 


Paint-Out at Yvonne Todd’s Farm – 5119 Keene Road, Lexington. Vistas, rolling hills, horses, barns, a working farm. Directions: take Harrodsburg Road, Left on Keene Road, farm is set back on the right.






Wednesday June 2nd






Saturday June 12th










Wednesday June 16th

Sandra Kestner

Paint Out at Susan Coates’ Woodstone Farm. Directions: The address of “Woodstone” is 5820 Midway Rd (Hwy62). It is about 13 miles from New Circle Rd via Old Frankfort Pike or Leestown Rd.


Since you can’t see the house from the road it’s easy to miss the gate - so watch for the very first farm gate on your left immediately after leaving Midway if you come via Leestown, or conversely the very last farm gate on your right if you come via Old Frankfort. 


We can park up by the house and are most welcome to come inside for a cool-down, iced tea, cucumber sandwiches (and bathroom).









Saturday June 26th


Lexington’s Annual Paint The Town – downtown all-day olein air with an evening exhibition. Registration online begins February 2021. See for details and registration.








Wednesday July 7th










Saturday July 17th










Wednesday July 21st















Summer Break






Saturday August 14th








Wednesday August 18th

Vicki Wentz

Paint the Small Town – Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. An email with registration form and additional information has been sent to all members.  See  






Saturday August 28th







Wednesday September 1st







Saturday September 11th






Wednesday September 15th







Saturday September 25th  








Wednesday October 6th








Saturday October 16th 








Wednesday October 20th








Saturday October 30th


Paint-Out and Dinner at Shaker Village – our year-end paint-out, begin painting at 4:00pm, then dinner in the Trustees Building. Reservations Required, plan to eat at 6:30pm,  so please RSVP to








Monday November 2nd – Monday December 30th


PAPB Group Show at Artists Attic Gallery.  This is a juried show, paintings due at Artists Attic Studio G Saturday September 11th.  Monday September 17th . All works must be wired and ready to hang and clearly identified on the back with Title, Name and address of artist, size, media and price and artist email/phone contact information. Submit two paintings per artist






*Paint-Outs begin at 9:00am unless otherwise indicated


Updated 04/05/2021