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PAA Paint Out


Paint Outs are outings in El Dorado County for artists to sketch, paint or photograph. These are open to all artists and photographers.  PAA members and non-members are welcome.

To find out when new events are scheduled, we have a Paint Out update email notification list. If you have questions or would like to sign-up for email notification about future paint outs, send a note to:

Have a scenic places you would like to visit in El Dorado County? Please let us know (with parking for up to 10 vehicles and restrooms nearby).

Note: Extreme weather always cancels event. Use your own judgment. 

Sat. March 23, 9-1
Paint Out at 
Marshall Gold Discovery Park, Coloma.
We will join the California Art Club for a Paint Out
310 Back Street, Coloma, CA 95613

This paint/sculpt-out location is adjacent to the American River in the historic town of Coloma where the California gold rush started. The site has historic churches, post office, Chinese store, and other gold rush era buildings; majestic trees, river vistas, and high rolling hills.
The state park charges $10 for parking ($9 for seniors)
Their sign-in table will be next to the Sawmill Parking Lot. Look for the California Art Club sign.
They plan to gather after painting at the outdoor tables behind the Argonaunt Farm Cafe for a no-host lunch. Food may be purchased from the Argonaunt Cafe or bring your own lunch. This will be a time to share our paintings and visit with each other.

Membership with CAC not required.
Chapter Chair Contact/Liaison Email:

PAA contact is Vesla Hooper



El Dorado County Fair
Plein Air Contest

June 14, Friday
Check in 12-2, return artwork before 6 pm
Entry Fee $10
Complete details in the fair entry guidebook or online at

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