2021 Plein Air Paint Out
Recommended Locations

We have specifically contacted these locations for permission and logistics for your ease of access. If you have other ideas of where you want to paint, please be respectful of other’s property and your safety! 

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Community Garden

126 N Main St [View Map]
Parking: First United Methodist Church

Downtown

[View Map]
Parking: Parallel parking along Main St and Central. Public Lot behind the buildings at the corner of Hwy 27 and Main St.

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Farmer's Market

(SATURDAY MORNING ONLY)
226 S Main St [View Map]
Parking: Behind the market – enter off Glendale.

Imagery Neighborhood

Community Area

1150 Dali Blvd.  [View Map]

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Mountain Island Dam

304 Mountain Island Rd [View Map]
Parking: Parking lot at base of the Hydroelectric Plant Dam.
Notes: Isolated area – may not wish to come alone. Dam views to left. Trailhead at far end of lot.

Oakland Street

Residential Area running parallel to South Main [View Map]

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Oakleigh Estate

N Main St (MUST ENTER FROM CEDAR LANE)
Parking: May park at First United Methodist and walk onto property. By car, enter from backyard driveway off Cedar Lane at signs placed by the event. Don’t drive past curve in drive or by house. Do not enter or exit from the front. 

Railroad Depot

530 E Central Ave [View Map]
Parking & Notes: Landowner prohibits use of their parking lot or painting setup on their property – set up in public location in view of the depot. 

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Redlair Preserve

Not generally open to the public, Redlair is one of the area’s largest conserved pieces of property with numerous opportunities to paint woodlands, meadows, etc. Home to the rare bigleaf magnolias and Schweinitz’s sunflowers.  Call Haywood Rankin at 704-827-2522 to confirm time and get address/directions.

St. Joseph's Cemetery

Parking: Take North Main St/273 out of town. Church on the left. Strict parking instructions. Take a left into the drive after the church and an immediate left into the parking lot outside cemetery wall. DO NOT turn down the street and enter at the church. That’s private property with NO Trespassing.

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Tailrace Marina

1000 Marina Village Drive [View Map]
Parking: In lot by Marina Office.
Notes: No trespassing on boat docks. Open to paint in picnic areas out the peninsula to the left of the marina office. Office closed on Thurs. Porch bathroom code: Press together both 1 & 2, then press 3.

Tuckaseege Park

165 Broome St [View Map]
Parking: Parking entrance off Tuckaseege Rd. Pass dog park and ball fields on right. Go straight to parking lots.
Notes: Pollinator Garden and short walk to river views to right. Trailhead to the new Greenway and river views to the left.

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Boat Landing

724 Elm Ave [View Map]