Parks, Recreation
  and Cultural



En Plein Air

En Plein Air
Paint Out & Paint the Town, Art Auction and Gala

En Plein Air Banner 2016

3rd Annual en Plein Air Silent Art Auction and Gala
Friday, June 10, 6-9 p.m.
Cary Arts Center 

Silent Auction 6-8 p.m. / Live Music & Dancing 7-8:30 p.m. / Awards 8:30-9 p.m.

Enjoy a Free Evening of Art, Music & Dancing at the Cary Arts Center!
Be part of the vibrant cultural arts community in Downtown Cary supporting local artists and businesses!

2016 Gallery of Works – available for BUY NOW! purchases, and silent bids accepted 6-8 p.m., June 10th
Location of Artwork thru June 7th 
People’s Choice Award – Voting Ballot 

The Town of Cary's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources department celebrates its third annual en Plein Air “Paint the Town” Art Auction & Gala on Friday, June 10th, 2016 at the Cary Arts Center at 101 Dry Avenue in downtown Cary.

Original works of art completed during May 7th’s paint out, will be on display for the public to bid on during the evening’s silent auction. Participating artists and hosting Cary businesses will be present to mingle with guests, and wait in anticipation for the juried awards presentation at the finale of the evening.

All visitors and guests are invited to vote on their favorite work of art to win the People’s Choice Award.

The Cary Arts Center's theater will be transformed into an elegant nightclub, hosting the Jim McCann Jazz Project. Visitors and guests can dance the night away, while enjoying refreshments and light fare provided by Enrigo’s Italian Bistro. Wine and beer available for purchase.

20% of the proceeds from the evening’s art auction will benefit the Town of Cary’s Relief for Recreation Scholarship Fund.

2015 Awards 
2014 Awards

Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual en Plein Air “Paint the Town” 2017
Saturday May 6, 2017 - artist en plein air paint day 
Friday June 9, 2017 – silent art auction and gala evening at the Cary Arts Center

For more information about En Plein Air, please email Jewel Kichak or (919) 460-4972.