Plein Air Event

Calling All Plein Air Artists!

Calling all Plein Air Artists

Join the Friends of Seymour Library, a non-profit volunteer organization, on Sunday, July 9, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. for their Garden Tour & Plein Air Art fundraising event in the historic and picturesque City of Auburn.  The proceeds from the event will go directly to support Seymour Library programs and services.

Artists will have the opportunity to paint in a variety of private and public gardens, culminating in a wet paint exhibition in the garden of Seymour Library, where a “People’s Choice” award winner will be selected to receive a $100 gift certificate from Nash’s Framing & Art in Auburn.  This is a rare opportunity to paint in some of the most beautiful gardens in Auburn!

Register by Friday, June 30. $15.00 donation to participate.

Please complete the Plein Air Artist Participation Agreement Form and return it by Mail:

Attn: Garden Tour Committee
Friends of Seymour Library
176-178 Genesee Street
Auburn, NY 13021

Or in person at Seymour Library, 176-178 Genesee St.

The event will happen rain or shine, as most gardens have covered areas where you will be able to paint.

Further artist instructions, including a list of gardens, will be sent after registration has been received.

Event Details

Sunday, July 9
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
– Artist Check-in at Seymour Library
11 a.m. – Artist set up in the garden of their choice
11:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Paint!
2:30 – 3 p.m. – Deliver artwork to Seymour Library for exhibition
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Wet Paint Exhibition and People’s Choice prize awarded.

If you have any questions, email

We look forward to your participation!