Start: October 15, 2020
8:00 am
End: October 18, 2020
10:00 pm

Enjoy a colorful fall weekend in Historic Ellicott City and discover artists at work throughout town (from a safe distance, of course) during Paint It!, our annual plein air paint-out. Better yet, grab your brushes, set up your own easel and join our juried artists by participating in our Open Paint-Out!
Registration is free and entitles you to participate in our online Open Paint-Out exhibit.

Paint It! culminates in an exhibit of the juried artists’ work at the Center for the Arts from October 22 to December 12. The virtual opening reception on October 21 will feature the presentation of awards by guest juror Crystal Moll, including the coveted Gino Awards, two $1,000 cash prizes named in honor of artist, Gino Manelli and presented by the Manelli Family. Other awards include a $1,000 Best in Show prize from Art in Ellicott City and an award sponsored by Patapsco Heritage Greenway

Visit…/specific-exhibits/paint-it/ for more information and to register.

Wednesday, October 14
Welcome Reception & Event Kick-Off – Virtual via Zoom, 6pm
Thursday, October 15
Artist Registration & Canvas-Stamping at HCCA – 11am-7pm*
*Artists must schedule a 20-minute check-in time slot in advance. Details to sign up will be shared with registered artists.
Thursday, October 15 – Sunday, October 18
Paint-Out in Historic Ellicott City and neighboring areas; refer to boundary map, which will be included in orientation materials, for details
Wednesday, October 21, 6-7pm
Reception & award ceremony for exhibit of juried artists’ work – Virtual via Zoom
Open to the public; register here.
October 22 – December 11
Paint It! Ellicott City 2020 exhibit of juried artists’ work on display in Gallery I at Howard County Center for the Arts and online.
Fees & Tickets