While artists have long taken to the outdoors for creative inspiration, the popularity of “plein air” painting did not take off until the mid 19th century when items like the box easel and painter’s tubes were first made available. Supplies such as these, which many now take for granted, allowed artists to move outside of their traditional confines and pursue a more unique and personalized style of painting, often known as Impressionism. In honor of this rich historical moment, The Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk will be celebrating the tradition of Plein Air art, alongside Raw Materials Art Supply, by hosting a special exhibition featuring work from this month’s Los Angeles Plein Air Festival!
Samples from the upcoming November 12th exhibition can be viewed below. The artists in this event include Miriam Jackson, John Kilduff, Ed Li, Daniel Sauerbrey, and Frank Valdez. For a full look into our entire show, be sure to join us next Thursday from 6-10PM at our Lounge (634 S. Spring Street)!