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In Plein Sight, Art in Open Air for Jeffco Open Spaces, an outdoor painting demonstration and public art sale and show. Events are free and open to the public.


Sept. 19Pre-event Kick-off Reception and Art Show, 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the Atrium of the Jefferson County Administration Building, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. Open to Oct. 9.

Oct. 4 to 8Painting in the Parks. Tuesday, Oct. 4, South Valley Park north trail head; Wednesday, Oct. 5, Mount Falcon Park upper trail head; Thursday, Oct. 6, Crown Hill Park; Friday, Oct. 7, White Ranch Park upper trail head; Saturday, Oct. 8, Clear Creek Trail in Golden west of the Washington Street bridge.

Oct. 8 and 9. In Plein Sight Art Show and Sale. Original paintings will be available for purchase on Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., both days, at the Golden Community Center, 2nd Floor, Clear Creek Room, 1470 10th St., Golden.

What is In Plein Sight?

A series of indoor and outdoor art events, Oct. 4 to 9, celebrating the wild beauty of the publicly owned foothills and mountain landscapes in Jefferson County, to raise funds for PLAN Jeffco.

Using paint, canvas, brush and imagination, 27 professional artists from around the region and out of state will take inspiration from the scenic county open space parks, Oct. 4-8.  Bring the family, enjoy the fall colors and watch the artists as they capture the glory of October in Colorado.

The results will be available for purchase, Oct. 8 and 9, at an art show and sale at the Community Center in Golden. Dozens of original, freshly painted scenes will be available at a wide range of prices, a rare opportunity to bring some of the beauty of open lands to home or office.

The kick-off event is a reception for the opening of a Private Art Collection, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Sept. 19, at the Jefferson County Administration Building.   The collection features spectacular paintings by local artists using a variety of mediums, including water colors, oils and acrylics. The works, capturing Jeffco Open Space in various seasons, have never before been shown in public.

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Major Sponsors:  William K. Coors, Greg and Sue Stevinson, 240 Union (in kind); Martin Marietta, AdWest Consulting (in kind), Joe and Gail Coors, Kentwood City Properties Ann Lenane and Angela Beldy, 1stBank, OnSight Public Affairs (in kind), City of Golden, Colorado Development Foundation.

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Painting: Early Autumn by Don Hamilton, Lair o’ the Bear Park, Jefferson County Open Space






About the author /

Michelle Poolet

PLAN Jeffco Board Member. Michelle Poolet is a relative new-comer to PLAN Jeffco, but not to the world of volunteer work. She has been on the Board of PLAN Jeffco since 2008, and in that time has worked hard to ensure the success of various PJ conferences and events. She is part of the PLAN Jeffco web content subcommittee, and liaisons between the PLAN Jeffco Board and the Open Space Advisory Committee. Her “day job” is as President and Chief Enterprise Architect of Mount Vernon Data Systems, a BBB A+ accredited database consulting company. Michelle lives on Lookout Mountain, in unincorporated JeffCo, with her best pal, TessaRose the collie, with whom she enjoys daily trekking in the forests.

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