Montgomery Art Association members will exhibit hundreds of art works. All works are for sale. In addition, the Artist Marketplace will have small works, prints and notecards available for purchase. We’ll also have a one-day painting competition, live demonstrations, an artist invitational competition, live music, and food trucks.
Saturday, September 3
Exhibit floor open | 11 am – 6 pm
Plein air art competition | 7 am – 3 pm
Awards ceremony | 6-8 pm
Sunday, September 4
Exhibit floor open | 11 am – 5 pm
Monday, September 5
Exhibit floor open| 10 am – 5 pm
Art Show • All three days
One of the biggest and most popular original community art events in the DC region, our Paint the Town Labor Day Show is an annual celebration of local artists. The free, three-day event includes a judged art show of hundreds of pieces of artwork made by local artists, an awards ceremony and reception that’s open to the public, three days of live art demonstrations, plein air painting competitions for adults and children, and a special student invitational art contest.
Plein Air Competition
As you walk around Kensington on the Saturday of the show weekend, you’ll likely see dozens of artists painting and drawing. Those are participants of our annual Paint the Town Plein Air Competition. From 7 am-3 pm, adults and children complete paintings with a Kensington theme and submit them for prizes awarded by our show judge.
The annual competition is open to all adults and children in the community. The cost is free for children under 18 and for current MAA members; adults pay $10 per person. Your paper or canvas must be stamped by an MAA official at the Kensington Armory the morning of the competition, before you start working.
Register for the Plein Air Competition at Montgomeryart.org/event-4863823
Register for the Show at Montgomeryart.org/event-4858847
Free to the public!