Paint Dover: Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony

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Next Upcoming Date:
Thursday, October 10, 2024

Paint Dover! is a plein air painting event and art competition in downtown Dover, Delaware, with three days of painting options, culminating in an artwork exhibition, competition, and sales to the public.

Participating Paint Dover! artists from around the region take to the streets, parks, sidewalks and outdoor cafes to participate in this annual event in the cooler fall season. Inspired by downtown Dover’s architectural landscape, historic commercial buildings, gardens and scenery, artists quickly capture changing light and shadows, and the “spirit” of downtown Dover. The community is invited to watch artists paint outdoors throughout the three days, attend the exhibition, and purchase artwork.  Over $1,000 in awards are presented!  An extended exhibition takes place virtually and downtown.

To participate as an artist, click on BUY TICKETS to be taken to the Eventbrite registration. 

Full 2024 Schedule (check event website for updates and exact times):

Tues-Thurs., Oct. 8-10 Painting & Competition

Artists & art-lovers enjoy three days of outdoor painting! 

Thurs., Oct. 10 Opening Reception

A “wet paint” exhibition of artwork created during Paint Dover! will take place on the lawn of the Biggs Museum of American Art. The event will feature refreshments, live music, and the announcement of awards. The reception is free to attend and open to the public. 

Sat., Oct. 12, Demonstration

Learn the artist judge’s process as they share techniques with the crowd. Free to attend, but pre-registration is requested. Hosted alongside the Biggs Museum of American Art. 

Oct. 18 – Nov. 7 Extended Exhibition

Downtown stores will display artwork from Paint Dover! and visitors may purchase their favorites.

Oct. 21 – Virtual Exhibition

View all of the plein air artwork and vote for your favorite to receive the People’s Choice Best Painting award. 

Event Details & Directions

Biggs Museum of American Art

Biggs Museum of American Art, Federal Street, Dover, DE, USA

Time:  5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

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Address: Biggs Museum of American Art, Federal Street, Dover, DE, USA
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Thursday, October 10
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
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