Paint Dover!

Date: Tuesday, October 3 2023 to Friday, October 6 2023

Paint Dover! is a plein air painting event and art competition in downtown Dover, Delaware, with three days of painting options, culminating in an artwork exhibition, competition, and sales to the public.
Participating Paint Dover! artists from around the region take to the streets, parks, sidewalks and outdoor cafes to participate in this annual event in the cooler fall season. Inspired by downtown Dover’s architectural landscape, historic commercial buildings, gardens and scenery, artists quickly capture changing light and shadows, and the “spirit” of downtown Dover. The community is invited to watch artists paint outdoors throughout the three days, attend the exhibition, and purchase artwork.  Over $1,000 in awards are presented!  An extended exhibition takes place virtually and downtown.

2023 Schedule
Tues-Thurs., Oct. 3-5 Painting & Competition
Artists & art-lovers enjoy three days of outdoor painting! 
Fri., Oct. 6 Demonstration
Learn from Paint Dover! artist judge as they share their process and techniques with the crowd. This event is free to attend, but pre-registration is encouraged. Time to be announced. 
Fri.-Sun., Oct. 6-8 First Weekend Exhibition
Visit the Paint Dover! exhibition at the accredited Biggs Museum of American Art following the opening reception and enjoy free admission during First Weekend, Sat.-Sun., Oct. 7-8.
Oct. 12-31 Extended Exhibition
Downtown stores will display artwork from Paint Dover! and visitors may purchase their favorites.
Oct. 17 - Nov. 7 Virtual Exhibition
View all of the plein air artwork and vote for your favorite to receive the People's Choice Best Painting award. 
Click here to view the 2022 Virtual Exhibition
Featured image is "Rainy Day on Loockerman" by Katie Yost, voted People's Choice Best Painting in Paint Dover! 2022.

Upcoming Dates For This Event:
  • Tuesday, October 3 to Friday, October 6 2023

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