Fairport Reimagine the Erie Canal Plein Air Community Paint Out

Saturday, September 30, 2023

We are pleased to announce the second annual Fairport Reimagine the Erie Canal Plein Air will take place on Saturday, September 30, 2023. Funded in part through the generous support of the New York State Canal Corporation and Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, and Fairport OCED, the event is produced by the Fairport Public Arts Committee.

This year’s event will be hosted by Faircraft Brauhaus, where artists will register in the morning. After painting their vision of the wonderful scenes in the village of Fairport, NY, the artists will bring their work back to Faircraft Brauhaus for a ticketed preview event, followed by a public exhibition and sale. All of this will take place during the day as the village holds its annual Scarecrow Festival and gears up for its Oktoberfest celebration that will take place on the evening of September 30.

The First Annual Fairport Plein Air was a Success!

Our first event, held in September 2022, attracted 18 registered artists who painted throughout the lovely Village of Fairport, NY on a beautiful autumn day. It was warm and sunny, and the village was teeming with activity — Oktoberfest, Scarecrow Festival, an Erie Canal Regatta, and an open house at Fairport Fire Department. Amid all this activity, artists spent the morning painting and capturing the vibrancy of the people, the striking architecture, and the canal against a background of fall colors.