A collaborative effort blending the craftsmanship of the Lakeside Wooden Boat Show and the artistic expression of the Plein Air Art Festival creates one of Lakeside Chautauqua’s most unique weekends of the summer. This three-day event begins on Friday, July 17 ,when more than 30 artists from across the Midwest arrive to paint outdoor landscapes through…

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Lakeside’s waterfront transforms into an outdoor showroom of wooden boats as cruisers line the dock and the Hotel Lakeside lawn at the Lakeside Wooden Boat Show. This classic display pairs with the Lakeside Plein Air Art Festival, a three-day event creating one of the most unique weekends that the Chautauqua season has to offer. Share:

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Meet Jeff A. Evans, an architect who paints Lake Erie and other Cleveland scenes “plein air,” working outside in the landscape. He can capture a scene in about two hours, or the time it takes for the light to change. Plein air was common before photography, of course. But it became an art form in…

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