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Cape Ann Plein Air Competition & Festival
October 6, 2019 - October 14, 2019
The fourth annual Cape Ann Plein Air (CAPA) outdoor painting competition and festival, which takes place in the Cape Ann communities of Essex, Gloucester, Manchester-by-the-Sea and Rockport, will run from Sunday, October 6 through Monday, October 14. CAPA 2019 provides local, national and internationally recognized artists the opportunity to compete in the premier New England Plein Air festival and winner of the BONS 2018 Editor’s Choice for Best Arts Festival, located in the birthplace of American Plein Air Painting, Cape Ann.
During the week there are artist demos in all four communities, dinners with the artists, a nocturne painting event and more. Please check the capeannpleinair.com website for the full calendar of events, times and locations.
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