Host An Artist
Have you ever wondered what the life of a professional outdoor artist is like? Or how an artist can transform a moment into an amazing piece of art?
By opening your home and offering a guest room you not only help an artist offset some costs associated with participating in this year’s 2018 Finger Lakes Plein Air Festival – but you can make a new friend or two in the process. Over the course of 5 days these artists want to share something quite magical with our community. They are those who live their dream to create. They follow in the footsteps of those chasing light and color since the early 19th century. This year we are asking our community to also embrace the storied tradition of welcoming accomplished, itinerant artists who charm the cultures they pay homage to in their paintings.
This premier art event represents over 40 juried in professional artists from across the United States and Canada. Come rain or shine on these dates, our participating artists will be painting all around Canandaigua Lake and surrounding communities to capture the breath-taking lake vistas, waterways, historic neighborhoods, rolling hillsides, lush gardens, incredible farms, and vineyards of our uniquely beautiful region. Maybe your home, garden or view will become their next inspiration!
— Linda Dworaczyk and Chuck Wochele
We are seeking hosts who can accommodate 1 artist or 1 artist and their companion/spouse during a time frame including June 5-10th (the main festival dates). A few artists may arrive one day earlier on June 4th to become acquainted with the area, and most depart the morning of June 11th.
Our professional artists will make a minimal impact on you and your family’s time, as during most of the festival dates they will be outdoors painting or at events we have arranged for the evenings. As a host you are not required to provide their meals. The festival’s highpoint is our “Preview Exhibition and Sale”, a ticketed event for sponsors and donors held on the evening of June 9th at Sonnenberg Gardens. As a host to an artist you will be invited to attend the Preview Party! On June 10th, the last day of the festival, the exhibit and sale of artwork will be open to the public at Sonnenberg’s Carriage House.
— Joyce and Jim Kowba
We hope you can help! The artists would be so grateful!
If interested, please fill out the form below as soon as possible, so that visiting artists can learn a bit more about you and your home. Our artists are busy making housing arrangements for their stay in our beautiful town and region and we want to make their time here as easy and welcoming as possible. You will only be matched with an artist who is a good fit for your home situation and preferences.
Or you can contacts us by email at: Info@FingerLakesPleinAir.Com, or telephone 585-394-0030.