Friday, April 13 - Sunday, April 15, 2018

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Twenty Plein Air artists will be painting throughout Tidewater Virginia in support of Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. The artists include some of the region's best talent – professional artists who are represented in fine art galleries, featured in prestigious juried art shows and major art publications, and whose work is included in many private and corporate collections.

On Friday and Saturday, the public is invited to watch the painters in action as they paint seascapes, city scenes, beloved landmarks, and people enjoying the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay. 

The event culminates on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the East Beach Bayfront Club with three events where people can purchase the original art produced during the Art Escape: 

3 PM:  Join us for a private reception and sale for Plein Air Art Patrons and get the first opportunity to purchase art

4 PM:  The Art Show opens for general admission. This event is free and open to the public.

5 PM:  Attend the exciting live art auction!  It's fun and a portion of every painting will be donated to CHKD.  


  You're Invited!

Meet and visit with the artists as they paint on Friday and Saturday.

Then, come to the East Beach Plein Air Art Show on Sunday, April 15, 2018 

from 4-6:30 PM to purchase these original fine paintings.  

The Live Auction will take place at 5 PM.

These events are free and open to the public.  

An early event for Plein Air Patrons begins at 3 PM.  

Patrons will be treated to a private reception with the artists

and have the first opportunity to purchase art to benefit CHKD.  

To become a Plein Air Patron ($25),

please click HERE


The Event