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We promote the arts in the lower Susquehanna River Valley and organize Lancaster County's premier outdoor painting event, River Towns Plein Air held in April of each year.

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Congratulations RTPA 2023 Juried Artists!

Lissa Abrams, Sarah Baptist, Beth Bathe, Edward Bell, Jerry Brown, Kelly Charlesworth, Henry Coe, Carol Cowie, Freeman Dodsworth, Lina Ferrara, Nancy Fine, Tarryl Gabel,   Paul Gallo, Kristin Hill, Marita Hines, Fred Jackson, Cheryl Kugler, Jim Laurino, Debra Moffitt, Elizabeth Patton, Julie Riker, Kerry Sacco, Elena Shackleton, John Slivjak, Russell Slocum, Radhika Srinivas, Karen Weber, Steve Wetzel, Valentina Yannotti, Alyssa Zevallos

RTPA 2023 Events

River Towns Plein Air  - April 12-23

River Towns Plein Air is a major community event attracting 60 talented artists and hundreds of motivated collectors from the eastern US to historic Marietta, PA.

Plein Air Art Show and Sale

Last year artists created over 230 pieces of artwork portraying the beautiful river towns.  This year's artists have 8 days to paint and the culminating show and sale will be on exhibit at Marietta Community House, 264 W Market St (Rear), Marietta PA.

Exhibit dates and hours are as follows:

Fri, Apr 21, 5-9PM

Sat, Apr 22, 10AM-5PM

Sun, April 23, 10AM-2PM

Quick Draw in Columbia,  PA

We are partnering this year's Quick Draw event with Create Columbia who has organized this one-day event.

This year artists of all ages can join in the fun.  The event is in downtown Columbia PA on Saturday, April 15.  Rain date is April 16.   Participants have two hours to paint or draw from observation in a designated area in Columbia PA.  


Finished works of art will be on display,  juried for cash awards and available for sale. Registration fee is $10 payable in advance or on the day of the event. Quick Draw Juror is Matt Allyn Chapman, co-owner of Curio Lancaster.

Children under 18 do not have to register and will receive free art supplies while they last.

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