Dupont Circle Plein Air 2

  • 25 Mar 2023
  • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The DuPont Circle, 1610 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC


Registration is closed

The Plein Air Paint-out at DuPont Circle in February appealed to a lot of artists but the snowfall forced them to quit before finishing their paintings. Here is a second chance to paint this historic traffic circle again, and this time in Spring! 

The traffic circle is located at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue NW, P Street NW, and 19th Street NW. The Circle is named for Samuel Francis Du Pont (1803-1865), a rear admiral in the United States Navy, and a member of the prominent Du Pont family. With dozens of bistros, bars, boutiques and museums, The neighborhood offers a treasure of inspiration for artists. The Fountain itself offers classical beauty in a contemporary setting.

Where: The DuPont Circle, 1610 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC

Event date: March 25, Saturday, 2023

Time: 9.30 AM -- 1.00 PM 

Meet Up: At the DuPont Circle Fountain from 9.30 to 9.45 am

Registration dates: Registration starts Monday, March 13, 2023. It ends Friday, March 24, 2023, at 11:59 pm ET.

What to expect: Great cityscape with several historic structures, cafes, street scenes, complete with a Fountain, open space with lot of room to sit and paint or sketch, great restaurants close-by.

Please share your photos on the MAA facebook page and on Instagram with #MAAArtists, #MAAPleinAir

Restrooms: Several Cafe’s and Restaurants are open by 10.00 am (some open as early as 7.00 am). Share space with a painting buddy for easier breaks for snacks and restroom.

Parking: Street Parking is available. Car pool and Metro are strongly recommended. Both Metro Exits take you close to the Circle.

No Entry Fee

What to bring: Please bring all the supplies needed for painting/sketching, your favorite drink/water, packed lunch, and insect repellant spray/wipes.

Please keep your phone charged at all time.

MAA Contact: Plein Air Chair, Sandhya Sharma,

MAA Lead on Site: Elizabeth Mathews,

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