Community Interest

New Melle Residents Can Invite Artists to their Property April 24

Artists participating in the Augusta Plein Air Art Festival will be painting in and around New Melle on Tuesday, April 24.

As in years past, area residents who would like to invite the artists to paint at their property are asked to contact the New Melle Chamber of Commerce so your name and address gets on a list that will be given to the artists.  The artists sometimes ask where to find older buildings, vintage vehicles, farm animals, and water scenes.

A $500 purchase award for the “Day in New Melle” event will again be sponsored by Peoples Savings Bank.

An art sale and reception will be held at The Quarry Wine Garden that evening. Artwork created during the day will be on display and available for sale at the reception. The public is encouraged to attend–come out and enjoy some food, wine and beautiful artwork created in and around New Melle. Judging will be at 6 p.m. Come early to see the artwork as it arrives for display.  Artists and New Melle Chamber Members will receive a complimentary glass of wine – courtesy of Peoples Savings Bank.

To invite artists to your property or to volunteer to help that day, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 636-332-3050.

To view flyer for the New Melle Paint out click here. 

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Louanne Hein of Kansas City, painting. 2017.


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Checking out art at the reception following the New Melle Paint Out, 2017.