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Aug 26 2023


10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Plein Air Fort Delaware

NARROWSBURG: For the first time in history, artists are being formally invited inside the walls of Fort Delaware to capture scenes of historical structures and reenactments of colonial American life.  At Fort Delaware, the daily life of the wilderness settler is explored through exhibits, crafts, and demonstrations.   The Fort is a reconstruction of an original frontier settlement—right on the Delaware River.

Some artists may wish to focus on the stockades and stout log homes; others will be captivated by spinning and weaving barn.   There are also settlers’ cabins; a spinning, weaving and barn loom area; blacksmith shop; a candle-making shed; and a blockhouse, where arms and ammunition were stored.

No community painting party has ever before included live reenactments by Fort Delaware staff.  They’ll demonstrate 18th century life skills including cooking, baking bread, and dipping candles.

This event is open to artists and art lovers of all ages and skill levels.  Art supplies will be on hand for beginners.  The finished art will be on exhibit at a free reception at the Narrowsburg Branch of the Western Sullivan Library on September 2.  Also, on display at the Library from the day of the community painting party through the reception will be a special exhibit on “The History of Plein Air Painting”.

You can share your passion for painting outdoors with kindred spirits at Plein Air Fort Delaware, August 26, 2023, from 10 AM to 2 PM.  This is a free event, but pre-registration is required.  Just email to register.

This event is sponsored by the The Delaware Company, BAAA and the Western Sullivan Library and made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a program of the NYS Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the NY State Legislature and administered by the Delaware Valley Arts Association.

CONTACT:  NICK ROES AT 914-799-0180 or OR John Conway at


6615 NY-97, Narrowsburg, NY 12764


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