The North Attleborough Cultural Council held their first annual Plein Air event, titled Paint North Attleborough Beautiful, on Saturday, May 6, at Veteran’s Park in downtown North Attleborough.
Eight area artists participated by creating artwork from different landmarks such as the gazebo in the park and police station. The artists gathered at the park in the morning and then set out to create their masterpieces. One artist created their art from fabric and spent the day sewing. The artists then returned to the park in the afternoon to have their creative pieces judged by North Attleborough Town Manager Michael Borg, Rhode Island artist Jerry Aissis and Pawtucket Watercolor Society President Mary Wojciechowski.
First place was awarded to Bill Lane who captured the police station in watercolor.
Second place went to Sam Gordon, who sewed a likeness of the Veterans Park gazebo and third place to Jonathan Garcia for a painting of WW1 Memorial Park. A prize was also awarded to Faith Wilder in the Student category.
The event also featured a DJ by Bob K Sound & Recording as well as children’s art activities.
The finished pieces will be displayed downtown at the Churchwood Gallery, a part of the Preservation Framer. The Cultural Council will soon hold its popular summer concert series on Thursday nights starting in mid-July.