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Falls Church Arts Plein Air Festival Slated for June 18

Plein Air artist and Falls Church Arts member Cindy Gilmer is shown painting "en plein air" on Saturday, June 4 at the Falls Church Farmer's Market. (Photo: Courtesy of Barb Cram)
Plein air artist and Falls Church Arts member Cindy Gilmer is shown painting “en plein air” on Saturday, June 4 at the Falls Church Farmer’s Market. (Photo: Courtesy of Barb Cram)

The Falls Church Arts’ 7th Annual Scenes in the City Plein Air Festival will be held on Saturday, June 18 from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the corner of Park Avenue and Little Falls Street. All of the paintings will be displayed in the park grounds of City Hall.

Those who are interested in attending the festival can look for the black and white Falls Church Arts tent and the many easels that will be displaying the artwork. Public voting and judging will take place from 10 a.m. – noon.

Prizes for the artists will be awarded the day of the festival and include $1,000 for first place, which is called The Don Beyer Volvo-Kia Plein Air Prize, $500 for second place, which is called The Tori McKinney – Rock Star Realtor Prize. The other two prizes, $300 for the Kensington Choice prize and $250 for the Falls Church Arts President’s Prize, will also be awarded at that time.

In the case of inclement weather, the Plein Air Festival will be held in the Falls Church Community Center at 223 Little Falls Street. For more information about the event and how to enter it, visit FallsChurchArts.com/PleinAir.