City of Northville Plein-Air Paint Out & Exhibition

The  Northville Art House has invited artists to capture en plein air (outdoors) the City of Northville, a lively town with historic buildings, Victorian-era architecture, intriguing landmarks, and scenic parks. The public is invited to watch the artists at locations throughout town during the Plein Air Paint Out on July 22 – 24. Then, viewers can see the completed artworks at the Plein Air Exhibition which opens with the Live @ 5 Event, on Saturday, July 30, 5 – 8 pm, (Tickets $35) and runs through Saturday, August 20.


Artists, 18 and over, in the continental U.S This is a first-come first-serve exhibition with approximately 40 artists to be accepted to create an unlimited amount of work in the Paint-Out. Up to 3 works selected by the artists to be included the Exhibition.

Entry Deadline: Friday, July 22, 11:59 PM EST or until maximum capacity reached.

Entry Fee: Non-refundable fees of $35 for non-members and $25 for Northville Art House members.

Notification of Acceptance: Artists notified immediately.

Stamped Artwork: Each artwork to be exhibited is not to exceed 32 inches in any direction including frame and must have an authentication stamp visible on the back of a blank surface to be eligible for exhibition.

Artist Check-in: Stamps available at Northville Art House, 215 Cady St, on Thu – Fri, July 21 – 22, 8am – 5 pm, & Sat July 23, 8 am – 10 am.

Equipment: Each artist is responsible for bringing, set-up, and “Leave No Trace” clean-up of all art equipment and supplies. No firelighting materials allowed. 

Cancellation: The event is rain or shine, however, in case of severe inclement weather, participants are advised to take appropriate shelter including the Northville Square for tornado evacuation.

Art Delivery: Artwork drop-off time is Monday, July 25, 12 – 3 pm.

Paint-Out Location: Artists MUST create all artwork in the open air at permitted locations of their choice within the City of Northville boundaries between 6 am – 10 pm from July 22 – 24. Please be respectful of residents, visitors, and businesses. Artists are encouraged to visit the city before the Paint-Out to determine locations and share with the Art House as the event will be promoted as spectator-friendly to the community.


Sandra Ackerman, Nellie Adawi, Rana Awdish, Barbara Baker, Candace Brancik, Pat Cheal, Mary Beth Damiano, , Kevin Grow, Sara Hadley, Heiner Hertling, Jim Karell, Janet Kohler, Janisse Lahti Larsson, Brant MacLean, John Nagridge, Richard Onica, Tamera Ovall, Saritha Palakonda, Linda Pelowski, Robert Perrish, Susan Perrish, Tim Porter, James Rodriguez, Pam Siegfried, Cornelis vanSpronsen, and John Vassallo.

As of July 21. Entry registration open until June 22.

<< Click on the Image to download the Plein Air Poster



PAINT OUT – CITY LOCATIONS: July 22 – 24, 2022


  • Downtown Northville
  • Social District
  • Oakwood Cemetery
  • Northville Art House
  • Mill Race Village
  • Ford Field
  • Fish Hatchery
  • Johnson Creek Bridge (Seven Mile & Sheldon)
  • South Main Park, Northville Downs
  • Parmenter’s Cider Mill

Artists will share their painting locations on July 22 – 24. Visit us during the event to see their locations here and on Facebook, @NorthvilleArtHouse.


  • Resident, 525 Linden Court, Northville, MI, 48167
  • Resident, 429 Lake St, Northville, MI, 48167
  • Resident, 612 Grace St., Northville, MI, 48167
  • Resident, 521 W. Cady St., Northville, MI, 48167
  • Resident, 761 Horton St, Northville, MI, 48167
  • Resident, 249 Rayson St, Northville, MI, 48167
  • Resident, 272 Hutton Street, Northville, MI, 48167
  • Resident, 72 Thayer Blvd, Northville, MI, 48167
  • Resident, 638 N Center St, Northville, MI, 48167
  • Resident, 237 S Wing St, Northville, MI, 48167

Thank you to our current residents who have granted permission to paint their homes and gardens.


  • New Hope Center for Grief Support, 133 W Main St Suite 113, Northville, MI, 48167
  • KB Jewelers, Church Square Courtyard, 141 N. Center St, #101, Northville, MI, 48167
  • Stampeddler Plus, 145 N. Center St, Northville, MI, 48167
  • The Northville Gallery, 123 E. Main Street, Northville, MI, 48167
  • Corriveau Law, Joseph P Corriveau, 324 East Main, Northville, MI, 48167

Thank you to our current business partners who are supporting the event and desire for their place of business to be captured.


View completed artworks from the Paint Out, held on July 22 – 24 in the main gallery. Support our participating plein air artists through the purchase of your favorite City of Northville scene. 

Opening Reception: Live @5, Saturday, July 30, 5 – 8 pm with Awards Presentation at 7:00 pm. Live music, light fare, cash bar, and 10% off artwork.

Photos from 2021 Maybury State Park Paint-Out

Questions? Email Ryan Kaltenbach, Creative Director at

Community Partners:

Corriveau Law – Stampeddler Plus – KB Jewelers – New Hope Center for Grief Support

Prizes: Over$750 with cash prizes for 1st – 4th Place: $300, $200, $100, and $50; Honorable Mentions. Also, the 1st place artist has the opportunity to exhibit at The Northville Gallery, located Downtown Northville at 123 E Main St.

Exhibited Artwork: Each artist may select up to 3 works for inclusion into the exhibition. Artwork is preferred to be for sale, in excellent condition, and properly stamped and labeled with name on back. All work must be ready for hanging with hooks and wire. Canvases must be framed, wrapped, or have painted sides. Works on paper must be framed. Sawtooth claw hangers are not accepted.

Art Delivery: Artwork drop-off time is Monday, July 25, 12 – 3 pm.

Art Pick-Up: Unsold artwork may be picked-up on August 21 – 22, 12 – 2 pm, and after during regular gallery hours. Work not picked up after 30 days will be considered abandoned and become the Art House property.

Art Sales: A 35% commission will be charged on all art for sale. Art may not be removed during the exhibition.

Return Shipping: All costs, including packing, shipping and liability for damage, are the artist’s responsibility. A pre-paid label, stamps or payment for shipped artwork must be provided.

Terms and Conditions: Submissions to the exhibition shall constitute an agreement to comply with terms and conditions set forth in the call for entries, entry form and in the Art Exhibition and Sales Agreement.

Photos from 2021 Maybury State Park Paint-Out

Questions? Email Ryan Kaltenbach, Creative Director at

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