August 4, 2018
SmackDown: 10 am-3:30 pm | Party & Sale: 4-6 pm
The Groveland Gallery Plein Air SmackDown returns for its 8th year. This year, 20 gallery and guest artists will be painting en plein air on and around the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock & Dam. This year’s event is being held in partnership with the National Park Service and Mississippi Park Connection, the Friends Group of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MNRRA).
The Lock and Dam site will be open for this event, giving both artists and members of the public access to the lock walls as well as the Visitor Center.
10am – 12pm: Maps to artists’ locations and coffee and donuts will be available at the Upper St. Anthony Falls Visitor Center (1 Portland Ave, Mpls).
10am – 3:30pm: Artists will be painting at various location around the Lock & Dam throughout the day. The public is encouraged to visit and observe.
4 – 6pm: All artists and observers are invited to return to the gallery for a party and sale on the front porch at the end of the day.
SmackDown artists include Richard Abraham, Fred Anderson, Scott Lloyd Anderson, Rita Berg, Christopher Copeland, Joshua Cunningham, Robert Dorlac, Susan Horn, Aaron Jacobs, Cindy Koopman, Greg Lecker, Stuart Loughridge, Tom Maakestad, Barbara McIlrath, Kami Mendlik, Dan Mondloch, Carl Oltvedt, Holly Swift, Justin Terlecki, and Bob Upton.