Plein Air Troupe

2018 Plein Air Troupe Schedule

Join other plein air painters and enjoy the experience of outdoor on-site painting usually from 10AM to 3PM.  Bring a chair, bag lunch and paints, sketchbook or whatever medium you want.  To get the schedule or if you have any questions about  plein air outings, please email them to lisarichter [at]  Always Be sure to check for possible changes in the schedule.

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Apr 4:   Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills 48336 W side between 10 and 11 Mile Rd. We will change out our art exhibit after painting. Bring a few pieces to display.
Apr 11:  Millrace Historical Village, 215 Griswald, Northville 48167
Apr 18:  Kensington Metropark Nature Center, Highridge Road, Milford 48380
Apr 26:  MSU Tollgate Farm – park at the maple syrup building for spring wildflowers.
May 2:  Beverly Park, 18801 Beverly Rd, Beverly Hills, 48025
May 7-10:  Plein Air Painting Retreat, Hastings MI
May 9:  Henry Ford Fair Lane Estate, 1 Fair Lane Drive, Dearborn 48128
May 16:  Downtown Village of Holly – Parking lot is off Battle Alley, E. of Holly Hotel
May 23:  Manresa Jesuit Retreat – 1390 Quarton Rd, Bloomfield Hills, 48304
May 30:  Belle Isle, Sunset Point, west of 1 Casino Way, Detroit 48209
Jun 6:  Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, 48309
Jun 13:  Village of Chelsea, Main Street, Chelsea 48118
Jun 20:  Island Lake State Recreation Area, 12950 E. Grand River Ave, Brighton 48116
Jun 27:  Byers Homestead – Commerce Rd, Commerce Township
Jul 4:  Maybury Farm (not the park) 50165 8 Mile Rd, Northville S. side of 8 Mile, 1½ miles W. of Beck Rd) $2.50 entrance fee
Jul 10:  Eastern Market, Detroit 48226. We meet off our regular day for the Tuesday Market.
Jul 18:  Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills, 48336, W. side between 10 and 11 Mile Rd. We will change out our art exhibit after painting. Bring a few pieces to display.
Jul 25:  Edsel & Eleanor Ford House – 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores 48236
Aug 1:  Dodge #4 State Park – 4250 Parkway Dr, Waterford 48327
Aug 8:  Greenmead Historic Park, 20501 Newburg Rd, Livonia S. of 8 Mile Rd, on W. side
Aug 15:  Cranbrook Gardens, Oriental Garden area off Cranbrook Rd. Bloomfield Hills 48304
Aug 22:  Kensington Farm Center – 2240 W. Buno Road, Milford 48380, Daily $10 Annual $35/Senior $21
Aug 29:  Matthei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, 48105
Sept 5:  Maybury State Park – Horseman’s Entrance, 20145 Beck Road, Northville 48167. Passport required.
Sep 12:  Greenfield Village – 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn 48124
Sep 19:  Governor Warner Mansion – 33805 Grand River, Farmington 48335
Sep 26:  Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, Belle Isle, Detroit. State park passport required.
Oct 3:  Three Cedars Farm – 7897 Six Mile Rd, Northville 48168
Oct 10:  End of the season lunch and critique. Scrambler Marie’s Restaurant, Farmington Hills
Rainy Day painting locations – check the website Wednesday morning for the alternate location if rain.
1.  Goldner Walsh Nursery 559 Orchard Lake Rd., Pontiac 48341
2.  DIA Sketching in the Galleries, 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit 48202
3.  Brunch Critique at Scrambler Marie’s Restaurant