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Department of Administration

Office of Communications

For Immediate Release

Monday, August 20, 2018

Plein Air in Atlantic County Parks

Calling all artists of any skill level or experience to participate in the second annual Plein Air event hosted at the Atlantic County Parks System on Saturday, September 15, 2018 (rain date September 16).

Participants will be able to sketch and paint outdoors at any one of the county parks that include Gaskill and Lake Lenape Parks in Mays Landing, the park at Estell Manor, Weymouth Furnace, Oscar E. McClinton Waterfront Park in Atlantic City, Leeds Point Nature Area in Galloway, the 7.5 mile county bikeway and more.

“Last year’s inaugural event was very well-received so we are pleased to host it again. Our parks are a tremendous resource that provide enjoyment to so many,” County Executive Dennis Levinson said. “We are grateful for the support of Friends of the Parks and Atlantic Cape in showcasing these amenities as well as the talents of our citizens.”

All participants must register the day of the event beginning at 8 AM at the Atlantic County Park Nature Center, 109 Route 50, Estell Manor and submit completed artwork by 6:30 PM that evening. There is a $20 fee to participate for up to two pieces.

The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Parks, Inc., a non-profit citizens group established in 1985 to help promote Atlantic County parks, and Atlantic Cape Community College which will hold an exhibit of submitted works September 27 through October 27 at the college’s art gallery on its Mays Landing campus.

Monetary prizes will be awarded to the top three selections at a Plein Air Exhibit opening reception on Thursday, September 27, 6-8 PM, in the Atlantic Cape Art Gallery.

For more information, please visit www.aclink.org/parks or Atlantic County Friends of the Parks on Facebook.

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