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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.

If you have questions or would like to sign-up for email notification about future paint outs, email coordinator. Note: Extreme weather always cancels event. Use your own judgment.Suggestions for places to paint in El Dorado County are welcome. Must have parking and restrooms. 


Wed., October 18,   9:00 am until 1 pm  
Hooverville Orchards

1100 Wallace Rd, Placerville

Hooverville's 72 Acre farm is the biggest producer of Asian pears in the county.  Look for pumpkins, rose garden and shaded picnic area. The Bake Shop has seasonal yummy goodies. 

Directions: From Hwy 50, turn north at the light at Spring Street.  Turn left at the 4-way stop at Coloma Road (Hwy 49).  Follow 49 approximately 4 miles.  Just past Red Shack Road, turn left on Wallace Road.  There are signs there for Hooverville.  Follow Wallace approximately 1.25 miles, and you’ve arrived!

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Wednesday, November 1,  9 am until 1 pm

Westwood Hills Memorial Park  

2720 Cold Springs Road, Placerville

This cemetery is beautiful, especially in the fall.  Parking is available throughout, with lovely views from the top as well as various areas around the park.  Porta-potty is available.

Directions: From east of Placerville town, take Hwy 50; exit at Placerville Drive.  Turn right at the bottom of the ramp.  Turn right on Cold Springs Road (traffic light).  Turn left at the stop sign to stay on Cold Springs.  Stay straight at the next stop sign to stay on Cold Springs.  Travel approximately 0.4 miles; cemetery will be on your left immediately after the Hidden Springs Villas.

From west of Placerville town, take Hwy 50; exit at Placerville Drive/Forni Road.  Turn right at the top of the ramp and follow the road over the bridge.  Continue on Placerville Drive about a mile.  Turn left on Pierroz Road, then left onto Cold Springs (or you can continue past Pierroz and turn left on Cold Springs and follow the previous directions).  Cemetery will be on the left approximately 0.4 miles, immediately after the Hidden Springs Villas.

Thursday, November 9    9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Joyce Martin's "Down Home Farm"   

100 Whitcomb Way, Placerville 

This property is a plein air artist's dream. There are many subjects to choose from: a pond, bridge, gardens, antique decor, many flowers, ducks & geese.  Some of us have been there several times and still find something new to paint! 

If the weather is bad on November 9, we can come instead on November 16.

Directions: From Hwy 50, take El Dorado Road exit south about a mile. Turn right on Whitcomb Way (which is parallel to Silver Lode Rd., and just before Mother Lode Dr.). Follow Whitcomb to the end #100 Down Home Farm. 

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