Plein Air Painters of the Bluegrass

2020 Calendar


*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.





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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.



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Monday, March 30th 2020


Dan McGrath

2019 Planning Meeting -Virtual meeting by invitation using Zoom videoconferencing. Our yearly planning meeting.  Bring ideas for paint-outs and other activities. We’ll brainstorm our ideas and develop a schedule of activities and ways to support one another..




Saturday April 4th


Paint-Out at Lexington Cemetery – many flowering trees and flowers this time of year.  Our relatively short spring season means this is a great opportunity to hone your skills paintings spring foliage. 




Saturday May 23rd


Dan McGrath

Paint Out at the farm of Tay Breene & Mac Reid - 493 Garriot Lane, Harrodsburg, KY. Lots of outbuildings, horses, their vintage farmhouse, fields and forests.

Directions from Lexington: Take Versailles Road, then right onto Bluegrass Parkway, then take Exit59a Then south on US-127 for 6.4 miles. Right on Garriott Lane. One mile then left just past the railroad tracks on the left.





Wednesday May 20th






Saturday May 30th






Wednesday June 3rd


Paint-Out at Asbury University Hiking Trail, Wilmore, KY – Jessamine Creek and great foliage and views. Directions from Lexington: Take Harrodsburg Road South, Stay left at the fork, pass straight through Wilmore and then right onto Shanty Hill Road, the Trail area will be on the right: 985 Shanty Hill Road.




Saturday June 13th






Wednesday June 17th

Dan McGrath

Paint-Out at the farm of Mary Clay Smith – Directions from Lexington: take Paris Pike – Drom New circle Road it’s 12 miles. Make a right onto the farm which is at 4607 Lexington Road  (aka Paris Pike). Lots of barns, streams, pastures.




Wednesday-Thursday June 23-24th

Art Connects

Paint the Town – entries due at Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center, for registered artists. Paintings will be judged and hung by Friday June 26th. See


Or to register




Wednesday Jully 8th




Paint-Out at Shaker Village, Harrodsburg Road – Directions from Lexington, across the Kentucky River and continue to the entrance on the right.  Please register at the entrance and observe social distancing recommendations. These are new policies for Shaker Village.


Note there is now a $10 charge per car for visitors. Those with yearly passes are exempt.  See





Saturday July 11th






Wednesday July 15th






Summer Break: July 20-August 14, 2020




Saturday August 15th






Wednesday August 19th






Saturday August 29th






Wednesday September 2nd






Saturday September 12th






Wednesday September 16th






Saturday September 26th






Wednesday October 7th






Saturday October 17th






Wednesday October  21st






Saturday October 24th






Wednesday November 4th






Saturday, November 7th , 2020

Dan McGrath

End of Year Paint Out and Dinner at Shaker Village – Meet about 4:00pm and paint until 6:30pm. Dinner at 6:30-7:00pm in the Trustees Building. Spouses welcome. Reservation s required, RSVP to Dan by Monday November 2nd .





Updated 06/29/20