Information for the Windsor & Essex County PLein Air ARtists
You must email Elizabeth for the gate code information at PaintPleinAir@gmail.com Elizabeth can not attend due to an injury.
Hawk fest information for the public
Join experts from the Holiday Beach Migration Observatory for this natural spectacle. Watch thousands of birds of prey flying overheard. Take in free programs hosted by local experts and see live hawks and owls up close. A great family event for experts and amateurs alike.
HBMO experts will be on-site conducting hawk banding and adoptions. Event goers will get up close and personal to a variety of raptors as experts measure, tag, and then release these birds back into the wild. Visitors will also be in awe at the live raptor display of Kingsport Environmental, a local organization that rescues and rehabilitates raptors and promotes falconry through education programs.
Free educational programs will compliment the ongoing banding and live hawk display throughout both weekends. Local experts will be on-site to teach on a wide range of birding and nature-related topics. These programs include:
HBMO’s Bob Pettit will share his years of experience on identifying hawks in flights.
Ted Kloske, of Henry’s Windsor and Maple Grove Studios, Glenn Gervais, of Southshore Outdoor Photography, and Alex Denonville will help budding photographers get their best nature shot.
Learn about the mystery of the iconic monarch butterfly with Gina Pannunzio of ERCA, and Paul Desjardins of Essex County Nature.
HBMO’s Jeremy Hatt will share his tips and tricks on using mobile applications like iNaturalist
September 15-16 & 22-23 from 9:00am – 3:00pm
Programs are free with the festival admission fee of $15 per vehicle.
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Start at 10 a.m.
Lakeside Park, Kingsville Ontario
Start time about 10 am – end time at your discretion.
Kingsville’s Lakeside Park is one of the jewels of the county. This is one paint out that will surely inspire.
If you go, please keep an eye on the weather.
Link to hourly weather forecast:
Link to Town of Kingsville park website:
While in Kingsville why not check out the new art supply store
11 Main Street East
Kingsville, Ontario N9Y 1A1
SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT TO BRING
Snack & Water
long sleeves (bug and sun protection)
long pants (bug and sun protection)
Plein Air easel
Plein air pochade box
Paint and drawing supplies of your choice
It’s getting chilly. You will want to dress in layers.
General contact information:
Email PaintPleinAir@gmail.com for more information.
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Bert Weeks Memorial Gardens
Monday September 3rd, 9:00 a.m.
Bert Weeks Memorial Gardens at the foot of Parent street on Riverside Drive.
Come out and paint the Detroit Skyline with us on Monday. There is also the historic pump station and naturalized areas of the river nearby.
This is a great location with no parking meters. However, the lot can get full fast. The parking is free for 2 hours. You should be within sight of your car. There are some shade trees nearby. I didn’t see any washrooms, but there are many fast food chains on Wyandotte St east.
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