Registration is now open for the River Bluffs Paint Out. The communities of Hannibal and Canton will host the two-day plein air painting event Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5.

Registration is now open for the River Bluffs Paint Out. The communities of Hannibal and Canton will host the two-day plein air painting event Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5.

Plein air events invite artists to communities where they capture the community by creating paintings outdoors and on-site. Painters will converge upon Canton on Saturday, May 4 and Hannibal on Saturday, May 5.

Area artists are encouraged to participate, as well as artists willing to travel to the area. Registrations have already been received from artists from Iowa and Illinois. For information regarding Artist Guidelines and Registration, interested participants should go to the Gallery page of hannibalarts.com to find information on the River Bluffs Paint Out. Artist Registration Form: https://hannibalarts.com/gallery/river-bluffs-paint/.

Plein air artists of any age are eligible to participate. Artwork must be done outdoors, en plein air, during the event. All paint and drawing mediums are accepted. There are no size limits on canvas and paper. Artists will work on site within a designated area determined by each city. Artists must work on public property or on private property with landowner’s permission.

The River Bluffs Paint Out is a partnership of the Hannibal Arts Council, Canton Area Arts Council and City of Canton. Additional partners include the Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau and Culver-Stockton College. Financial assistance for the Canton portion of the project has been provided by the Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, with Challenge America funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, who believes that a great nation deserves great art.