Artists invited to capture Bethany in second annual Plein Air event

The staff at Bethany Beach Ocean Suites is calling on local and regional artists to paint “en plein air” during the second annual Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Plein Air event, set for Oct. 5-8.

Artists of all skill levels and mediums are being encouraged to register for the event, which offers plein air and quick-draw competitions. Paintings will be showcased at Bethany Beach Ocean Suites, where judges will announce winners and the art will be available for sale.

Bethany Beach Ocean Suites is thrilled to bring the event to Bethany Beach for its second year, said Activities Director Allyson Knight.

“This event was such a tremendous success last year in bringing beautiful, local art to the area,” Knight said. “It’s fantastic to see how our artists interpret the local landscape, and I am excited to see the new art produced this year. The hotel is proud to offer artists an opportunity to capture our town’s culture in their work.”

Artist applications are due Friday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. Early registration is being encouraged. Awards will be given for both the plein air competition and the quick-draw, and prizes range from $1,000 to honorable-mention ribbons. The registration fee is $15 for the quick-draw competition or $40 for both the plein air and quick-draw competitions.

For more information, visit to download a copy of the registration form or contact Allyson Knight at (302) 539-3200, ext. 405, or