Arts Group Hosting Outdoor Painting Festival

(Beaver Dam) The public is encouraged to sign up for an art exhibit that will feature works created around Beaver Dam. The four-day Plein Air Festival will see artist take to the streets on August 15 and they will have three days to complete their artwork.

Plein Air means to paint in open air and artists who participate must capture an actual image from within the geographic area designated by festival organizers, in this case within the city limits.

Dodge County Center for the Arts Board Secretary Kraig Kasten says the festival provides a unique experience of being able to see an artist in action. Subject matter can include a wide variety of things including historic buildings, landscapes and local waterways. Kasten says the festival is a great opportunity for those who want to try out painting.

Those interested in painting must be members, or pay a $25 membership fee but Kasten says that is good for the entire year whenever the payment is made. He says the deadline to signup is August 2nd but any late stragglers will likely not be turned away.

There will be an opening reception on August 18th from 1pm to 4pm and the exhibit will run until September 20. For more information visit