Paint the Town Art Show & Plein Air Competition
Saturday | 11 am – 5 pm
Sunday | 11 am – 5 pm
Monday | 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Art Show • All three days
For more than a decade, MAA has organized one of the largest local art shows in the DC area — the annual Paint the Town Labor Day Show. The annual show takes place over three-day holiday weekend at the historic Kensington Armory, with thousands of visitors passing through the doors to see and purchase art. The variety of art includes: watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, mixed media and sculpture. Artwork will be judged and prizes will be awarded in six categories. The Bertha Clum Award will be given to the overall best in show, which brings a $500 prize. This award went to Jennifer Beaudet in 2018 for her watercolor of the Kensington Train Station.
Plein Air Competition
The Plein Air Event competition is an open show within the main show with separate competitions for youths and adults. Artwork will be judged and on display and if desired, available for sale through Monday, September 2. Award winners will be recognized at the Saturday evening Awards Reception. Click here for details.
Don’t miss the “Plein Air Competition” on Saturday, August 31. You’ll find artists set up all around town from daybreak to 3pm painting their favorite Kensington scene!
Sponsored by Montgomery Art Association and the Town of Kensington
Located at Kensington Town Hall – 3710 Mitchell Street
Free to the public!
Cover artwork of Flags along Howard Avenue by Karen Merkin