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Plein Air Outings

Our plein air events are open to AiM members. Location information will be given upon registration.

 

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Fall 2023

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Forster Property, Hume
October 19th
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The lovely bucolic vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains are captivating! Gorgeous trees and grassy fields command the pastoral vistas that surround the beautiful manor home and fabulous barn.

*Registration Required

*Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines for participating in our plein air events by clicking here.

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Etten's Eden
October 20th
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Etten's Eden, a local nursery specializing in native plants, is hosting its Grand Opening on October 20th and AiM artists are invited to join the fun. The event will feature plants, gardening essentials for sale, refreshments, and live music. Join us for this exciting celebration of Etten's Eden's new beginning!

 

https://ettenseden.com/grand-opening-news

*Registration Required

*Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines for participating in our plein air events by clicking here.

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Saint Bride's Farm, Upperville
October 25th
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Nestled in the rolling hills of Loudoun County, St. Bride's Farm offers professional barns, grand sculptures and manicured landscapes featuring a pond and mountain views.

 

https://www.stbridesfarm.com/the-farm

*Registration Required

*Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines for participating in our plein air events by clicking here.

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Brown Property, Purcellville
November 2nd
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This handsome, historic property on 20 acres dates to 1800. This property has been recently acquired by the new owner who is hard at work in the gardens and preparing for the arrival of llamas very soon! The old trees and gentle slope of the land are peaceful and plentiful...

*Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines for participating in our plein air events by clicking here.

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George Washington Land Grant, Delaplane
November 8th
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Over 100 acres of pure heaven! Uninterrupted vistas of the mountains and valleys, a beautiful and historic early 19th-century stone house, barn and other outbuildings, grazing cattle, a meandering stream, and majestic trees! 

*Registration Required

*Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines for participating in our plein air events by clicking here.

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Chandler Property, Lovettsville
November 9th
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This 20 acre property in picturesque Lovettsville boasts a historic, pre-civil war log construction home, barn, mature perennial gardens, mature trees including an approximately 300 year old Oak, a small orchard, and an eight acre field that fully blooms in Golden Rod between August and early October. 

*Registration Required

*Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines for participating in our plein air events by clicking here.

Spring 2023

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Huntland in Middleburg
April 12th
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Huntland, originally known as New Lisbon, is a historic estate with the original section of the house built in 1834 by master brick mason William Benton Sr., who also constructed nearby Oak Hill, the home of President James Monroe. (Wikipedia). The kennels and stables are historic and beautifully preserved. The grounds are simply glorious!

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Farmer's Delight
April 19th
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Farmer's Delight was built in the 18th century by Colonel Joseph Flavius Lane. and is on the Register of National Historic Places. The farm is on 90 acres and features an arboretum, magnolia grove, lovely gardens, beautiful views to the Rideg Mountains, ancient columns, and a number of outbuildings, including a chapel.

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Ayrshire Farm, Upperville
May 11th (rain date May 12)
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

One of the most beautiful and historic farms in the area! This expansive property includes a gorgeous 19th-century manor house, extraordinary barns, a pond, heritage trees, farm animals, and incredible views from every direction!

*Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines for participating in our plein air events by clicking here.

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George Washington Land Grant Property, Delaplane
May 17th
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Over 100 acres of pure heaven! Uninterrupted vistas of the mountains and valleys, a beautiful and historic early 19th-century stone house, barn and other outbuildings, grazing cattle, a meandering stream, and blossoming trees!

*Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines for participating in our plein air events by clicking here.

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Stony Lonesome, Mt. Gilead
May 18 (rain date May 19)
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Ash George Farm, Lovettsville
May 24th
9:00 am - 1:
00 pm

Ash George Farm has all the beauty and charm of the countryside in Virginia. With its picturesque landscape and historic home built in the 1700's, the farm provides a rich and inspiring environment for artists to work in. The original stone house at Ash George Farm dates back to the mid 1700's. The landscape boasts flowering shrubs, large trees and views of the pond and creek.  

*Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines for participating in our plein air events by clicking here.

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Welsh Farm
June 1st (rain date June 2nd)
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Welsh Farm is one of Loudoun's oldest farms dating back to the 1700's.It is still owned by the same family. It features old barn structures, silos, a pond and grazing livestock.  

*Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines for participating in our plein air events by clicking here.

2022 Events

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Ayrshire Farm
November 3, 2022

AiM artists are invited to paint, sketch and photograph at Ayershire Farm. This is a gorgeous historic property with fabulous views in Upperville, Virginia. Become a member today to join us, click here.

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Glenwood Park
October 8, 2022

Join us for the running of the 2022 Virginia Fall Races. Spend the day at Glenwood park painting, sketching, photographing and more.

Registration has ended.

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Welbourne Inn

Welbourne Inn
June 15, 2022

AiM artists are invited to Welbourne Inn in Middleburg to paint, sketch and take photos! This historic property dates back to 1775, and lovingly cared for by eight generations of the same family!

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4MYLUV
June 1, 2022

AiM artists are invited to 4MYLUV in Middleburg to paint, sketch and take photos! This is a wonderful opportunity not to be missed as spring is blooming! The property is manicured, has open fields and a pond. It also features a large number of statues the owners have collected in their extensive travels!

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May 18, 2022
Stony Lonesome
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

AiM artists are invited to Stony Lonesome to paint, sketch and take photos! This historic property, traditionally known as 'Stony Lonesome', dates from the late 1700's. Horses and cattle graze in the pastures, while peacocks roam the gardens. The display of iris and peonies is a feast for the eyes. 

*Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines for participating in our plein air events by clicking here.

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April 25, 2022
Huntland
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

AiM artists are invited to Huntland to paint, sketch and photograph! This property is on the U.S. Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Registry. Built in 1834, the estate reflects old English Manors with gates, walls and terraces.This is an opportunity not to be missed as spring is blooming on this beautiful estate! 

*Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines for participating in our plein air events by clicking here.

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Rear garden with columns at Farmer's Delight

April 21, 2022
Farmer's Delight
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

AiM artists are invited to Farmer's Delight to paint, sketch and photograph! This property is on the U.S. Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Registry. The home was built in 1791 in the Federal Style with elements of Georgian architecture. This is an opportunity not to be missed as spring is blooming on this beautiful estate!

*Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines for participating in our plein air events by clicking here.

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April 20, 2022
Lori Keenan's in Rectortown
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Lori Keenan has graciously invited AiM artists out to her property in Rectortown to paint, sketch and photograph! This is a beautiful property and a chance not to be missed as spring is blooming!

*Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines for participating in our plein air events by clicking here.

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