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    May 16-18, 2014
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4th Annual Plein Air Arts Festival

May 16-18, 2014

Join us for Live Music, Food and Drink to help celebrate the 4th Annual Plein Air Arts Festival hosted by the Economic and Cultural Development Group (ECDG) of Camp Hill, PA. Come browse the gallery spaces filled with original works of art created by artists, both local and national. Walk the streets and alleyways around Willow Park and Market Street and sample local food traditions, while enjoying live music and games for the entire family.

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If you are new to this centuries old tradition, Plein Air is a French phrase "en plein air", it literally means 'in the open air'. And while painting out in the open air is a familiar concept today, in the late 1800's when the Impressionists ventured out of their studios into nature to investigate and capture the effects of sunlight during different times of day on a subject, it was quite a revolutionary idea. The Plein Air Collector's Preview Party will unveil various winners from Competitions and will be held on Friday evening May 16th. Tickets to this catered event are $25. Activities will be free on Saturday May 17th and open to the public.

72 artists and photographers from five states have been juried into this year's juried competition, along with 25 students from 10 area schools districts for the student competition.
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Much of the festival with vendors, exhibitors, music, food and events will be based in Willow Park at 24th and Market Streets in Camp Hill on Saturday, May 17, with other activities nearby. Visitors will be able to walk Market Street and other tree-lined streets and alleyways of the historic Camp Hill Borough with its Victorian-style houses, watching and talking with artists as they paint.

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2014 Primary Sponsors

Reager Adler, 2014 Gold Sponsor   M&T Bank, 2014 Platinum Sponsor   Everest Care Management, 2014 Gold Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Carmer Finestra, Bronze Sponsors    Camp Hill Borough    Mid Atlantic Realty, Artist Awards Sponsor    Penica and Associates, 2014 Stident Awards Sponsor    RSR Realtors, 2014 Bronze Sponsor    Samuel & Joyce Reed, Bronze Sponsors

Nancy & Earl Besch, Artist and Photography Pre-View Party Sponsor    Lamar Advertising, Contributing Sponsor    PleinAir Magazine, Contributing Sponsor    Peter LaBella, Photography Awards Sponsor