Plein Air Mt. Lebanon
Save the Date:  September 30-October 6, 2013
A week-long event celebrating the arts in Mt. Lebanon. Twenty-five professional plein air painters will paint for four days -- three days throughout the neighborhoods of Mt. Lebanon and one day in the City of Pittsburgh. All of the works created during the week will be showcased and offered for sale at the Exhibition and Gala on Friday, October 4th.  The Exhibition will be open (free of charge) to the general public throughout the weekend. Activities will run throughout the week and include lectures, demonstrations, mini-film series, and "Open Studio" night.  Proceed from this event benefit the Mt. Lebanon Arts Initiative, a mini-grant program supporting the arts.  For more information, contact Linda Csont at
Saturday Plein Air Painters Group
9:30 am the First Saturday of Each Month May-September
Mark your calendars to paint en plein air in Mt. Lebanon -- professional and weekend-artists join together! 
Bring your own supplies.  For more information, contact David Csont at
Plein Air Mt. Lebanon PAINT OUT!
Saturday, October 5 from Noon to 2 pm
Artists of all skill levels are welcome to participate and compete in the Plein Air Mt. Lebanon PAINT OUT!  This two-hour competition will take place in Uptown Mt. Lebanon.  $500 first prize (age 18+) and a $150 first prize for the junior (students) division.  Ten dollar registration fee. 
For more information. please visit (mid-Summer) or email Anne Frederickson at




                           PLEIN AIR SCHEDULE – April 1 to October 28, 2012

                        Meeting time is 2 pm, some artists come earlier, some later.



Sunday, April 1 – SCHENLEY PARK – Meet at Schenley Oval on Overlook Road. Use Greenfield Road entrance to the park and follow the sign to the Oval.


Sunday, April 8 – HIGHLAND PARK – Meet near the Highland Avenue (Main) entrance.


Sunday, April 15 – DUNCAN PARK – located in Lawrenceville near 54rd Street and Duncan Street.


Sunday, April 22 – THREE RIVERS HERITAGE TRAIL – (Easter Sunday), - River Ave., Northside, look for parking near the Heinz plant on the Allegheny River side, between the 31st Street bridge and Washington’s Landing. Nice view of the city and river.


Sunday, April 29, - FRICK PARK AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY – 7227 Reynolds Street in Point Breeze. Home of the mansion, “Clayton”.  There is a free parking lot and the park is across the street.


Sunday, May 6 – BEECHWOOD FARMS – 614 Dorseyville Road, Fox Chapel.  Meet in the parking lot.  For directions see the web site of the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (( and check into Beechwood Farms.


Sunday, May 13 – End of 43rd St – Interesting area next to Robotics Center and 43rd street Concrete. Excellent view of Allegheny river.


Sunday, May 20 – BLOOMFIELD – Meet at Crazy Mocha Cafe, 4825 Liberty Avenue (Liberty and Taylor Streets).  Paint anywhere in Bloomfield.


Sunday, May 27 – STRIP DISTRICT – Meet by the Society for Contemporary Crafts at 2100 Smallman Street (Corner of 21st and Smallman).


Sunday, June 3 –WASHINGTON’S LANDING – Located on Herr’s Island under the 31st Street Bridge off of Route 28.  Meet in the parking lot.


Sunday, June 10 – WIGHTMAN PLAYGROUND – Squirrel Hill, corner of Wightman and Wilkins, near CVS Pharmacy.


Sunday, June 17 – POLISH HILL – Meet at the Immaculate Church of Mary, 3055 Bereton Street.  From Liberty Avenue at traffic light at 28th street go up over the hill over the green bridge, turn left onto Bereton.  Church has a green dome and is visible. From Bigelow Boulevard, take sharp right onto Herron Street.   Turn left onto Herron Street. Turn left onto Bereton.  Church is in view.  On street parking is available.


Sunday, June 24 – WEST END ELLIOT OVERLOOK PARK – Go to the West End Bridge on Route 51, take Steuben Street to the right when you come over the bridge.  Follow Steuben to Chartiers Avenue. Turn right and follow the signs, turn right again onto Lorenz Avenue.  When you get to the top of the hill, turn right into the park.  There is parking there or on the level below the park building.


Sunday, July 1 – SOUTHSIDE – Meet at Breugger’s Bagels, 1801 Carson Street.  If you are late, look for painters in Riverview Park, which is directly down 18th Street, turn right along the river.  Parking is also available in the Park


Sunday, July 8 – HARTWOOD ACRES – located at 215 Saxonburg Road in Fox Chapel.  Take Route 8 North through Etna.  Turn right onto Saxonburg Blvd.  Follow the signs and turn left into the park.  Meet in the parking lot near the Mansion.


Sunday, July 15 – CHATHAM COLLEGE – Located on Woodland Avenue, which runs between Shadyside and Squirrel Hill.  Meet at the Chapel.  There is a parking lot beyond the chapel.


Sunday, July 22 – PITTSBURGH GARDEN CENTER – Located behind the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts on Fifth and Shady. Meet in the Parking lot


Sunday, July 29 – PHIPPS CONSERVATORY – One Schenley Drive, Oakland.  Meet outside the main entrance


Sunday, August 5 – FRICK PARK ON BEECHWOOD – (where nature center is located) is on Beechwood across from Nicolson Avenue in Squirrel Hill.  Park on the Street.


Sunday, August 12 – ALCOA – 201 Isabella Street, Northside.  There is access to the Allegheny River and a great view of the city from Alcoa’s parking lot.. From Fort Duquesne Blvd downtown go over the Roberto Clemente Bridge at 6th Street to the Northside.  Immediately after crossing the bridge, Isabella Street comes up on the right.  Parking is available at nearby lots and the Alcoa lot may also be open. 


Sunday, August 19 – OAKMONT – meet at the corner of Allegheny Avenue and Washington Street.  There is awesome architecture along those streets and a Bruggers Bagel Bakery.  Also, the Oakmont Yacht club is just a couple of bocks away with excellent river views and nice boats.


Sunday, August 26 – FRIENDSHIP PARK – located behind West Penn Hospital between Friendship Avenue and Coral Street, Bloomfield.  Park in the hospital garage if necessary.  Hospital rates for a few hours tend to be fair, especially on Sundays.




Sunday, September 2 – GRANDVIEW– located on Mt. Washington.  Go up McArdle, turn left on Grandview.  Park anywhere near the church.  Quickly you will come to the lookout platforms on the your left.  We will be all along that area which gives a terrific view of the city.


Sunday, September 9 – ­­SQUAW VALLEY PARK – located in O’Hara Township.  Go over the Highland Park Bridge and take turnoff to Aspinwall onto Freeport Road.  Pass the Waterworks Shopping Center and turn left on Fox Chapel Road.  Go about one half mile and the park will be on your right.  Meet in the parking lot.


Sunday, September 16 – ARSENAL PARK – located in Lawrenceville.  Meet at the entrance on 40th Street and Davison.  You can park on 40th Street on Sundays.


Sunday, September 23 – AVIARY – located in Allegheny  Commons West, 700 Arch Street, Northside.   Park anywhere near West Park.


Sunday, September 30 – MILLVALE WATERFRONT PARK – Exit 28 to Millvale (Exit 3 coming from downtown). Turn left at the light.  Go straight at the next stop sign.  Carefully and slowly turn left at the sign for Millvale Waterfront Park.  You will be going under Rt. 28.  Go to the parking lot close to the skate ramp.  The Three Rivers Boat House is at the end of the park.


October 7 – FRANK CURTO PARK – located on Bigelow Boulevard.  The only entrance must be approached on the way downtown on Bigelow Boulevard.  Watch carefully so you don’t miss it.  There is plenty of parking once there.


Sunday, October 14 – SHARPSBURG – Meet at the Guyusuta statue which is located at the center of Sharpsburg.  Sharpsburg can be accessed from the Highland Park Bridge off of Route 28.


Sunday, October 21 – FRICK PARK ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER – 2005 Beechwood Boulevard at the end of Beechwood near Forbes.  Meet in the parking lot. ( for more info). 


Sunday, October 28 – 620 Kendall St – This is my residence, (Ron Donoughe), and it is close to 54th Street, Lawrenceville. Great vista to city with houses in foreground.


Ron Donoughe

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