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Plein Air Events


DVAL members love plein air in almost any weather, and we are lucky to have a mind-boggling range of places to paint outdoors. Old farms, quirky towns, historic buildings, parks and gardens, rivers and nature centers all call out to us as we drive by.


Do you have a favorite spot you'd like to recommend? Contact Barbara Lauer at dive58barb@gmail.com.

New events coming soon!


Greenbanks Mills - June 16, 2022

Greenbank Mills is having a “Maker’s Market”  from 3 PM to to 7 PM on June 16th. They are expecting a good crowd of visitors.  We have been invited to paint plein air there before and during the event.  Restroom facilities are available.  You can learn more about Greenbank Mills at their website, https://Greenbankmill.com

If you plan on attending please send an email to ggallatig@gmail.com

Newlin Grist Mill  - June 22, 2022


We have been confirmed to paint at the Newlin Grist Mill in Glen Mills on June 22nd from 10 AM to 3 PM.  The Newlin Grist Mill is located at 219 Cheyney Rd in Glen Mills.  You will be able to paint anywhere on the property.  You can learn more about The Mill at their website https://newlingristmill.com.


We need to give the Grist Mill a count of artists so If you wish to participate please contact Barbara Lauer at dive58barb@gmail.com by June 20th. 

Chanticleer Gardens - July 7, 2022 and July 20, 2022

Chanticleer has reopened their gardens and are allowing painting. This will most likely be in the afternoon from 1 PM to 5 PM.  There is a $12 entrance fee, some restrictions and we need to make parking reservations in advance.  You can learn more about Chanticleer at their website.  https://www.chanticleergarden.org/.  

Please contact George Gallatig at ggallatig@gmail.com if you are interested in participating on one of these dates and more information will be provided.

Brandywine River Museum - July 28, 2022

We have been invited back to paint at the Brandywine River Museum on July 28th from 10 AM to 4 PM.  You can paint anywhere on the grounds and use the rest room facilities.

If you have questions or are interested in participating in the Brandywine River Museum,  please contact Barb Lauer by email at dive58barb@gmail.com.