10:00am to 5:00pm in Old Town!
The Ralph Love Plein Air Festival coincides with the weekend, offering a glimpse into the technique required of on-site artists painting throughout Old Town Temecula. Painting starts on Friday Night with the Black and White at Night division of street painting.
Plein Air Artists will scatter throughout Old Town in search of the perfect scene depicting the historic town. The event was named after Ralph Love. For many years, Ralph Love taught as well as painted. His students were made up of avid artists throughout Southern California, and their classroom was the wide-open spaces. On rainy days, the class would meet in the old Art Shack in Temecula, California, which Love opened in the mid-fifties. It was from this Art Shack that his work received national recognition. The courtyard at Old Town Front Street Bar & Grill is now known as the Love Courtyard.
There is no fee for either Festival. Children and families are provided free pastel chalk and a place to try their creative hand at street painting.
Applications for both Plein Air artists and Street Painters are available at www.temeculacalifornia.com.