Artist Resources

GreenStage 2023 Plein Air Registration

 GreenStage Guilford Live Arts which is a non-profit organization is hosting a week of performances, free to the public, September 17-24th. They have scheduled exciting live arts events that premiere new work by professionals and semi professionals. Information on the organization and a schedule of events are on the website 

GreenStage adding a visual arts component to the festival- a “paint out” for plein air painters. Painters are able to paint anytime during the week of the festival and are invited to display and sell their work in an exhibit on the Guilford Green on Sunday, September 24, from 1-3 pm. There is no charge and no percentage expected from GreenStage but we do suggest a donation, either through the website or as a portion of a sale after the event. Artists will need to register for the event on the link below. The festival is held bi-annually and previous festivals had been extremely well attended so we expect a large number of people available to view the paintings during and between acts held on the Guilford Green on the final day of events. 

Here is the information you need:

  • Go to this link to register
  • The purpose of this registrationis to have an idea how many artists will be exhibiting on Sunday, September 24 in order to rent a large enough tent. We would also like information on your work for publicity purposes, hence the request for addresses and social media accounts.
  • Download your own Green Stage Logo and printout (attached below).
    Add your name and website/social media. “Green Stage Plein Air Painting”, exhibit times and date will be on the printout. Tape to your easel while painting.

  • Locations: Paint in any of 5 locations in Guilford
  • 1.Guilford Harbor area
    2.Guilford Green and surrounding buildings
    3.Henry Whitfield House
    4.Boston Street, Historic Buildings (Hyland House etc.)
    5.Artist choice
    Dates and times
    September 17 – 24, Paint at any time day or night and at any of the 5 locations.
    Sunday, September 24, 1-3 pm bring an easel and your finished painting(s) onto the Guilford Green for public viewing.
    Rules and Restrictions:
  • Place your artwork in the designated tent by 1pm on Sunday Sept. 24.
  • Any size or media is welcome.
  • Artwork can be framed for viewing or left unframed.
  • You must provide your own easel for display.
  • Artwork may be priced for sale. All sales are to be private and will not involve the Green Stage organization.
  • Join the fun. We expect a large number of painters to participate so it will be a terrific gathering of artists especially on Friday,
    Saturday and Sunday.

GreenStage Easel Identification

How To

Call to Artists

Blogs Worth Reading

Plein Air Painting



The Guilford Art League is holding an exhibit of over 30 members work at the Zahn Community Gallery at Middlesex Health Shoreline Medical Center, 250 Flat Rock Place in Westport. The exhibit runs through 8/25.

The Branford Arts and Cultural Alliance and the Branford Garden Club invite you to join them for a gala reception of BACA in Bloom on Friday, August 11 from 5 to 7 pm.
1004 Main ST
Branford, CT
Gallery hours:
Wednesday – Saturday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.