2019 Festival Timeline

Artists will be painting throughout Bucks County in the towns listed below from early morning late into the evening. Information stations will be available in designated locations listed below from 10 am – 6 pm.

Tuesday, October 1 – Newtown         

o   Festival starts with artist registration, orientation, canvas stamping and welcome lunch at Bucks County Community College. After lunch, artists paint Newtown.  

Wednesday, October 2 – Peddler's Village, Lahaska  

o   Information tent stationed on the Village Green, in a spot between What’s in a Name and the brand new deck of Free Will Brewing Taproom, opened 10 am – 6 pm. Click HERE for map.

Thursday, October 3 – Doylestown

o   Two information tents opened, 10 am – 6 pm

Michener Art Museum, 138 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901

West State and Hamilton Streets (approximate address 39 W. State St, Doylestown, PA 18901)

o   The Doylestown Historical Society will offer historic architectural tours of Doylestown, in partnership with the 2019 Bucks County Plein Air Festival. The tours will include participating artists at their painting sites, on the streets of Doylestown.

·       Tours will begin at the Doylestown Historical Society, 56 S. Main Street, at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm.  

·       Registration through the Doylestown Historical Society preferred: 215-345-9430

Friday, October 4 - New Hope

o   Information tent stationed at New Hope Visitors Center’s courtyard, 1 West mechanic Street, New Hope, PA 18938

o   New Hope Nocturne - watch the artists paint into the evening in New Hope

Saturday, October 5 - Bucks County Community College, Tyler Mansion

o   VIP Collectors’ Preview & Pre-sale Reception and award ceremony 6:30–9:30 pm. Tickets are now available!

Sunday, October 6 - Festival Day - Bucks County Community College, Tyler Mansion

10 – 4 Fine Art Sale open to the public

10:30 – 12:30 Professional Quick Draw

Come and watch our 30 nationally recognized artist paint “en plein air” before your eyes. They only have 2 hours to complete a painting for a chance to win cash prizes!

10:30 – 12:30 Public Quick Draw - Register in Tyler foyer

The Public Quick Draw is competition where anyone who registers is invited to paint among the professional artists. This is a timed contest where artists will have 2 hours to complete an entire piece. Over $500 in cash prizes will be awarded. Register online HERE sign in at 10 am.

11- 12 Claudia Pellegrini on the Violin - Tyler, room 109

Claudia Pellegrini, whose work The Philadelphia Inquirer has called "mesmerizing," was born and raised in Madrid, Spain. She began her violin studies at age five, was an Honor Conservatory Graduate by seventeen (Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid, Spain), a Master's Graduate by twenty-three (Temple University, Philadelphia), a Songwriting Competition Finalist by twenty-four (VH1 2003), and a published violinist-producer-songwriter-vocalist by twenty-six.


11 -12   Tour of historic Tyler Mansion and Gardens - Meet in Tyler foyer

Explore the legacy of George and Stella Tyler through their grand mansion and formal gardens. Learn more about this Bucks County "power couple" and tour their one-of-a-kind home. Tour by Matt Metcalf, Historic Preservation Coordinator at Bucks County Community College

12 – 1 Poets Corner Hour - Tyler, room 109

Hosted by JaQuinley Kerr

12 – 1:15 Roaming Musician

John Nicolls, Japanese Flute and Classical guitar will roam the grounds of Tyler

1:15 – 1:45 Quick Draw Awards announced in front of Tyler Mansion

2 – 3 Tour of Bucks County Community College’s Sculpture Walk - Meet in Tyler foyer

The Bucks Sculpture Walk is a free sculpture exhibit featuring a combination of works on loan and permanent works within the beautifully landscaped grounds of Bucks County Community College’s Newtown Campus. The Sculpture Walk showcases multiple styles and media used by the artists and sculptors guided by John Mathews, Dean of Arts Department at Bucks County Community College.

2 – 3 Kids Quick Draw ages 4-15, Tyler Mansion front Courtyard

$5 onsite registrations with supplies provided and of course prizes for all ages!

2 – 3 Live jazz music from Tyler Mansion balcony

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