Plein Air–Easton! Seeks Volunteers

The 6th Annual Plein Air–Easton! Competition & Arts Festival is seeking volunteers to help with this exciting event, to be held July 19-25, 2010. Art lovers and fun lovers welcome! Persons of all ages, abilities, and talents are needed before, during, and after the week of the festival. In just five years, this event has become the East Coast’s premier plein air festival and one of Easton’s main attractions. A large part of this success has been strong support from the community and a cadre of dedicated volunteers. Come join us for Plein Air–Easton! 2010, which promises to celebrate its sixth anniversary in style.

Volunteers must attend one of two orientation and training sessions to be held at the Academy Art Museum on July 15 at 5:30pm and July 17 at 10:00am. All volunteers will be treated to a “Meet the Artists” BBQ dinner at the Waterview Grille at Easton Club. Interested persons should contact Volunteer Coordinator Elizabeth Tong in advance at 410.822.8878 or call the Plein Air–Easton! Hotline at 410.822.7297

Plein Air–Easton! is the work of the Avalon Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide diversified arts and educational programs that improve the quality of life in the Mid-Shore region. The Academy Art Museum provides an accredited museum venue for the competition exhibit and hosts other key events during the festival. Plein Air–Easton! is supported by various corporate, media, and community sponsors, including the Talbot County Arts Council and Maryland Public Television. Donations from Friends of Plein Air–Easton! support the event while promoting conservation and tourism through the arts and a distinct sense of place. Strong community support and sponsorships have helped make Plein Air–Easton! one of Easton’s largest events and the premier plein air festival in the country.

For more information about Plein Air–Easton! visit, email, or phone the Plein Air–Easton! Hotline at 410.822.7297.