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Local Artists Participate in Upcoming Plein Air Festival

ARTIST JILL BANKS creates her painting for the Plein Air Festival. (Courtesy Photo)

Artists will compete to win over $5,000 in prizes at the Plein Air Festival on Saturday, June 16. Participating artists’ works will be on display at the Falls Church Farmers Market on the City Hall grounds at 10 a.m.

Award-winning artist Jill Banks will be in attendance capturing scenes outdoors for the “Scenes of the City.”

The public is invited to vote for the People’s Choice award, and juror Bernard Dellario, president of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters, will choose winners for the other prizes. Winners will be announced at noon. With several days remaining in the festival, area artists can still enter the Falls Church Arts competition. For information about the contest, go to