We'd like to include Cuyahoga River landscape
paintings in the book we're creating.

So we're inviting artists to contribute.

It's a beautiful river surrounded and supplied
by a wonderful watershed full of streams and
lakes, rolling hills and steep ravines, quiet
paddlers and rowdy whitewater kayakers.

In other words, it's a perfect subject for
expressing your artistic talents!

This year's theme is En Plein Air, which
translates as "outdoors," and so plein air
painting means getting out of the studio
and painting landscapes on site.
So much more fun than being in a studio and painting from a photo, oui?

There are two ways to flex your art muscles this River Day, one an annual three-day event down in the valley presented by the Peninsula Art Academy, and the other just getting out there anywhere along the river and painting.


1. Plein Air Spring 2018 • Beauty in Bloom • Peninsula art academy

    May 18,19,20 painting weekend, leading to a juried gallery event the following weekend.

8 am - 5pm

First, you get your canvas stamped at Peninsula Art Academy,1600 Mill St W, Peninsula, Ohio.

At that time you'll get a map of designated painting locations.

Then you start painting in Peninsula surrounded by the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.


This will be a juried event with cash prizes for the best paintings, awarded at the opening of the gallery show that begins the following week.


For more information, go to
or contact Carol Adams at 330-657-2681 or



On River Day, paint your heart out. Whether it's a pastoral scene along the river in the Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, a portrait of your favorite bridge, or a paean to The Flats, there are lots of places to capture a moment on canvas.


Take a photo of your masterpiece and email it to us at, or contact us at and we'll send you upload instructions. (And if you want to make a statement to go with your work, we'd love that, too.)


We'll post all of the artwork we receive on the website we create for the digital book, with artist credits. And some of the artwork will go in the print book sure to become a collector's item.


Questions? Call Jane at 216-241-2414 x 610 or email


See you on the river!


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River Day is presented by Cuyahoga River Restoration, a 501c3 nonprofit organization (aka Cuyahoga River Community Planning,) whose mission is to restore, revitalize, and protect the Cuyahoga River Watershed and nearshore Lake Erie.


You can learn more about our programs, and contribute to the cause, at