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Art in Action at the 2015 National Maple Syrup Festival, March 7-8

February 11, 2015

Artists from across the state of Indiana will showcase their talent for all to see during a live paint out as part of the 2015 National Maple Syrup Festival. On March 7-8, some of Indiana’s best artists will flock to Brown County to capture the festivities on canvas.

The National Maple Syrup Festival Artists’ Paint Out will feature the work of skilled Indiana artists and also will celebrate Brown County’s heritage as one of America’s original artists’ colonies. Weaving the festival into the local cultural fabric, the Brown County Art Gallery Artists Association has joined with the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association to present the Artists’ Paint Out.

On both Saturday and Sunday, artists will set up at various locations throughout the county to paint live for visitors. Artists will capture maple syrup festivities taking place at Pioneer Village, the Brown County State Park, Story Inn, the Village of Nashville, and more.

Not only will art works feature festival activities, but they also will capture Brown County’s picturesque landscape—a sight artists have been drawn to and painting for over a century. Visitors are welcome to watch art in action and to buy paintings directly from the artists.

Festival paintings not purchased “off the easel” will be brought to the historic Brown County Art Gallery on Saturday, March 7 where they will be on sale from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. A reception, open to the public, will take place at that time.

Paintings will remain on sale throughout the festival, with additional pieces added on Sunday during regular Gallery hours of noon to 5 p.m. Part of the proceeds from the Artists’ Paint Out will benefit the Brown County Art Gallery’s Expansion Project.

Several other activities and events will be occurring throughout the county and within the Village of Nashville as part of the National Maple Syrup Festival, including live sugaring demonstrations, historical reenactments, a dinner series, a culinary competition, a pancake breakfast, the sale of maple-related goods and foods, and much more.

For more information on the Artists’ Paint Out and other activities as part of the National Maple Syrup Festival, please visit and be sure to make plans to attend March 5-8.

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