Last night, some people went to the Mt. Lebanon Lions Farmers Market and bought mums and pumpkins.
Dede Christopher went and painted the lovely scene above -- en plein air, or in the open air.
This is what is being celebrated through Sunday at Plein Air Mt. Lebanon, a second-annual celebration of art and community put on by the Mt. Lebanon Partnership and many other sponsors.
Again today, the 25 participating plein air artists hit the streets of the town to do their thing. At left is Ms. Christopher, here from Maryville, Tenn. (learn more about her here).
At 7 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 4, you can see and purchase some of their paintings that "that celebrate the beauty of our town and its people" at the Plein Air Exhibition and Preview Party at the Mt. Lebanon Municipal Building.
Tickets are $125, and include a $50 credit towards a painting purchase.
Atria's is catering the cocktails and an artisan tasting-themed spread:
Artisan cheese board, mustard spreads, assorted fruits
Roasted October vegetables, olives, pepperoncini, crusty baguette
Bourbon-glazed pot roast
BBQ pulled pork
Horseradish sauce, cheddar cheese, jalapenos, coleslaw
Frangelica beurre blanc sweet potato ravioli
Fall oven-roasted ratatouille
VAN GOGH’S TABLE
Seared wasabi salmon, seaweed salad, pickled ginger
Bastille firecracker chicken
Roasted vegetable quiche, chipotles aioli
Bartram House Bakery
Complimentary wine and beer
At the Preview Party and Exhibition, they'll announce the winner of this juried event, who gets $3,000. You can buy paintings including the farmers market one above. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Mt. Lebanon Arts Initiative, a mini-grant program supporting the arts in Mt. Lebanon.
Buy tickets here.
There are many events on the schedule. Commercial districts manager Eric Milliron reminds me that from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, there's a free Plein Air Uptown Block Party in the Clearview Commons park, with a band (The Tumblers), beer and barbecue.
Erin Hart photos