Outdoor art festival is now on in Co Wexford

David Tucker

The painting will take place at ‘paint out’ locations
The painting will take place at ‘paint out’ locations

THOUSANDS of pieces of art will be created at 'paint out' locations across Wexford and the south east during this week as Europe's largest outdoor art festival, 'Art in the Open', takes place from Monday, July 28, until Monday, August 4.

Organisers said a huge number of well known international artists will be taking part from countries including Russia, Sweden, Jamaica, Israel and many parts of the US, Europe and all across Ireland.

Festival chairman Neil O'Keeffe said: 'We are overwhelmed with the level of interest that the festival has received from artists and the public who love to watch the creative process and who look forward to the exhibition. Up to 180 artists will take part and all of these artists will create numerous pieces of art 'live' during the festival, they will then choose their best pieces to exhibit at the end of the festival, culminating in an art exhibition of 250 pieces which will be open to the public to view at Whites of Wexford.'

The public can watch the creative process at any of the six 'paint-out' locations across the Southeast including Courtown, Graignamanagh, Enniscorthy, Ballyhack, Passage East, Clonegal and Wexford town, where at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 2, the registered artists and the public will compete in a Charity Quick Draw in the Selskar area, with the funds going to Wexford Hospice HomeCare.

For further details visit the festival website at www.artintheopen.org.

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