ENCOURAGING PLEIN AIR PAINTING IN THE MONTEREY BAY AREA

MBPAPA 2021 Paintouts

Upcoming Paintouts

MBPAPA Paintout schedule (we will observe social distancing and wear masks)

Here is the Paint Out Schedule:

May 19 Wed 9am Rio Del Mar State Beach- parking lot at end of Rio Del Mar Blvd

May 27 Thurs 9am Carmel Mission - Lasuen and Rio Rd.

May 26 Wed 9am Monterey Breakwater Cove pier and public boat ramp. From Monterey go through the tunnel past Fishermans wharf and stay in the right lane. Make first turn onto Foam St. and a quick right onto Cannery Row, continue to parking near the Coast Guard pier. Paint Boats, Beach, divers, the Bay. Public Restrooms at the pier.

Note: The Thurs May 27 at Carmel Mission is Cancelled due to renovations. Instead it's replaced by the Breakwater Cove and Pier on Wed May 26

June 2 Wed 9am at Santa Cruz Lighthouse on Cliff Drive, Steamers Lane. Park at the Lighthouse or across the street at lots B and C. Public Restroom at lot C. Paint the Lighthouse, waves, surfers, coastline.

June 9 Wed 9am at Lovers Point Beach and Beach House, Pacific Grove. Paint people on beach, structures, the Bay, etc. Restrooms are below Beach House.

June 16 Wed 9am at Pt Lobos Furthest South Parking area, to China Cove, etc.

June 23 Wed 9am at San Juan Bautista Mission and surrounding area. There will be a free critique session at 12:30 by a MBPAPA Signature Artist.

June 30 Wed 9am North of Asilomar State Beach, ocean side of Sunset Dr. at Arena Ave. Paint tidepools, rocks, Ocean, waves. Restrooms around north corner of Pt Pinos.

July 7 Wed 9am at the Monterey Municipal Wharf. Inexpensive paid parking on the wharf. Paint from the wharf, or the beach or along the walkway near the Harbor Master. Public Restrooms are at the side of the Harbor Master building.

July 14 Wed 9am at Moss Landing to end of road near Elkhorn Slough Channel. From Hiway 1 turn at the Whole Enchilada onto Moss Landing Road. Turn right onto Sandholdt Rd going over the bridge and past Phils to the very end of the road. Park on the road or at the Boatyard. Paint the boats, views of Elkhorn Harbor and Bay. Public Restrooms are at the far end of the whale watching parking lot at the bridge.

July 21 Wed 9am at Pt Pinos Lighthouse Grounds, Pacific Grove. From Downtown Pacific Grove take Lighthouse Ave west to the end, turn right onto Asilomar Ave. The lighthouse is on the left, park along the street. Restrooms are at Pt Pinos on Scenic Dr.

July 28 Wed 9am at Carmel River State Beach. From Hiway1 South, turn right onto Ocean Ave, Carmel. Then turn Left onto Carmelo St. and follow it to the parking lot at the end of the road. Paint the lagoon, birds or waves on the Bay. Public restroom is here. There will be a free critique session at 12:30 by a MBPAPA Signature Artist

Other future locations where we can be cautiously safe may be: Monastery Beach behind the old school along Ribera trail, Garrapata, Lovers Point and Lovers Cove Pac Grove, Moss Landing, Asilomar Beach, Point Pinos and Crespi pond, Fort Ord Dunes State Park.