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Sat, Sep 16


Ontonagon Lighthouse

Plein Air Painting & Luncheon

Painting & Luncheon Party by Lake Superior Includes: picnic luncheon and artist reception at Olde Swing Bridge Patio which allows for sales, public viewing, and voting for people's choice best in show. Ending with a beach bonfire and s'mores.

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Plein Air Painting & Luncheon
Plein Air Painting & Luncheon

Time & Location

Sep 16, 2023, 1:00 PM EDT

Ontonagon Lighthouse, VMFF+8M, Ontonagon, MI 49953, USA

About the event

Please register for our Plein Air Painting Event which includes:  A picnic luncheon and artist reception at Olde Swing Bridge Patio which allows for sales and public viewing and voting for people's choice best in show.  Please have your pieces priced and framed if you wish to sell at the reception. And finally, a bonfire with smores at the beach to watch the sunset.

Please register for our Picnic Luncheon with Demo by Plein Air Artist Mary Jo Ernst and Chat followed by a Q & A session for all novice painters and interested general public.  

Open to all:  Feel free to stroll the grounds, take a tour of the historic lighthouse for $5.00 and chat with the artist as they paint.

Current lodging availability:

Sunshine Motel and Cabins- 1- 906-884-2187***pet friendly up to 50 pounds

Scotts Superior Inn and Cabins  1-906-884-4866**** walkable to beach  and closest to lighthouse

Miller Cottages 1- 906-884-4230 **** has large house that multiple artists could stay in

Griswolds Lodge  1-906-281-5933 *** right in downtown Ontonagon and walkable to bonfire

Nancys Northern Lights B and B  -- book online ***downtown Ontonagon and Walkable to artist reception 

Painter registration includes a Garden Tea Party luncheon with a fee of $35. Only want to watch and attend the Tea Party? Reserve your spot for $15.

12:30 pm: Painter Registration. (Sign up here on the website, or call Kate at 616-745-4827)

1-4:00 pm: Painting Event

1-2:30 pm: Luncheon

4:30 pm: Artist Reception held on the Olde Swing Bridge Roasters Patio

6:30 pm: Works of art will be for sale to the public

BONFIRE ON THE BEACH after the events for participants.


  • Plein Air Painting + Luncheon

    Paint and join the Luncheon.

  • Luncheon Only

    Enjoy the Luncheon while the painters do their thing!




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