Plein Air Troupe

Plein Aire Troupe Schedule   2017

Join other plein air painters and enjoy the experience of outdoor on-site painting usually from 9:30AM to 3PM.  Bring a chair, bag lunch and paints, sketchbook or whatever medium you want.   If you have any questions about our plein air outings, please address them to

April 5  Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills 48336, W. side between 10 and 11 Mile Rd.
April 12  Downtown Village of Holly – Parking lot is off Battle Alley, E. of Holly Hotel
April 19  Kensington Metropark Nature Center, 2240 W. Buno Rd, Milford 48380
April 26  MSU Tollgate Farm – park at the maple syrup building for spring wildflowers
May 3  Manresa Jesuit Retreat – 1390 Quarton Rd, Bloomfield Hills, 48304
May 10  Edsel & Eleanor Ford House – 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores 48236
May 17  Bower’s Farm – 1219 E. Square Lake Rd. Bloomfield Hills 48304 (E. of Squirrel Rd)
May 24  Kensington Metropark, West Boat Launch
May 31  Downtown Birmingham Shain Park – S. of Maple, E. of Southfield
June 7  Millrace Historical Village, 215 Griswold, Northville 48167
June 14  Village of Franklin Garden Walk, parking location and time frame tbd.
June 21  Island Lake State Recreation Area, 12950 E. Grand River Ave, Brighton 48116
June 28  Byers Homestead – Commerce Rd, Commerce Township
July 5  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
July 12  Book Cadillac Hotel – Capitol Park or Urban Garden, 1114 Washington Blvd, Detroit 48226
July 19  Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills 48336, W. side between 10 and 11 Mile Rd.
July 26  Westacres Garden, home of Greg Konczak
Aug 2  Dodge #4 State Park – 4250 Parkway Dr, Waterford 48327
Aug 9  Greenmead Historic Park, 20501 Newburg Rd, Livonia, S. of 8 Mile Rd. on W. side
Aug 16  Cranbrook Gardens, Oriental Garden area off Cranbrook Rd. Bloomfield Hills 48304
Aug 23  Kensington Farm Center – 2240 W. Buno Road, Milford 48380, Daily $10 Annual $35/Senior $21
Aug 30  Matthei Botanical Gardens, 1800 N Dixboro Rd, Ann Arbor, 48105
Sept 6  Maybury State Park – Horseman’s Entrance, 20145 Beck Road, Northville 48167. State park passport required.
Sept 13  Detroit Walking Tour – Lunch and galleries, new venues.
Sept 20  Governor Warner Mansion – 33805 Grand River, Farmington 48335
Sept 27  Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory – Belle Isle, Detroit. State park passport required.
Oct 4  Goldner Walsh Nursery, 559 Orchard Lake Rd, Pontiac 48341
Oct 11  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.
• Goldner Walsh Nursery 559 Orchard Lake Rd., Pontiac 48341
• DIA Sketching in the Galleries, 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit 48202
• Brunch Critique at Scrambler Marie’s Restaurant

Check this webpage for changes, “Rainy Day” painting locations, or possible winter painting!