Cuyahoga Valley Area Plein Air Painters 2021 Schedule

We paint from 9 am until noonish (or whenever you want to finish). Please bring your face mask.


What if it rains? I look outside at 8 am and if it’s not raining (and the wind is not so strong that it would knock over an easel), then I go painting. Please be aware, there may not be washrooms at all locations. Protect yourself from the sun and keep hydrated...bring a hat and water to drink.


Wednesday, May 7, 2021.....Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. (our traditional first location of the season), Located at the southern end of the Cuyahoga Valley. Eastside of the Cuyahoga River. Please meet in the parking lot. The Nature Realm offers several ponds, ravines, Nature Center with deck, walking paths, wetlands, prairie, asphalt paths, birds, and more.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021.....Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Rd (Rt 162), Lafayette Township, Medina. The entrance is 0.5 miles east of Rt 42. Three-acre pond, bridge, asphalt path, wooded hiking trails.


Wednesday, May 19, 2021.....Richfield Heritage Preserve, 4374 Broadview Rd, Richfield 44286 (the entrance is just to the south of the Richfield Giant Eagle. Pass the little office to the end of the drive. No cars are permitted to drive through the property. The road to the north of the parking area leads to several buildings, one with an expanse of lawn that overlooks the lake. Further up the road are streams, smaller buildings and the path continues around the lake. Richfield Heritage Preserve is a 336-acre hidden treasure located in Richfield, Ohio. The place has quite a history and I encourage you to explore what has happened there over time: https://www.friendsofcrowellhilaka.org/#/


Wednesday, May 26, 2021.....Plum Creek North, 2390 Plum Creek Parkway, Brunswick Hills. Picturesque pond surrounded by lush greenery and wonderful reflections. Small deck overlooks water. Walking paths, tall dark evergreen trees.


Wednesday, June 2, 2021.....Cascade Locks/Mustill Store Museum, 57 W. North Street, Akron. Built during 1826 and 1827, the Cascade Locks became the site of the city’s first industrial valley. The same topography that presented an obstacle for the canal builders provided waterpower for a string of industries that soon lined the canal. This new village, founded by Dr. Eliakim Crosby, with the help of Simon Perkins, was called Cascade. It later became what we now call North Akron. The restored Mustill Store dates back to 1847 and is one of the oldest buildings in Akron. Now a museum; opens at 10 am. Please see the website for directions: https://cascadelocks.org/mustill-store.php


Wednesday, June 9, 2021.....River Styx Park, 8200 River Styx Road, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281. Located near the intersection of Blake Rd and River Styx Rd. in Guilford Township. A .5-mile paved loop trail circles the three-acre pond found at this site and passes through a wooded area. The pond is fed by a unique aeration tower. The park district periodically stocks this pond for family fishing enjoyment with largemouth bass; bluegill; some channel catfish; and, in the spring and fall, rainbow trout. A daylily garden donated by the River Styx Garden Club provides a splash of color along the trail during the summer months. Park overlooks some farmland.


Wednesday, June 16, 2021......TO BE ANNOUNCED


Wednesday, June 23, 2021.....Hinkley Lake (either paint at Boat House or at the Spillway...your choice. Parking at both locations. Bounded by Bellus Rd to the north, State Rd to the east, and Rt 606 to the west. Hinkley Township, part of the Cleveland Metropark system. The lake impounds 87 surface acres of water on the east branch of the Rocky River which makes it the largest inland lake in Cleveland Metroparks. The parking lot is on the east side of the lake with an entrance drive on Bellus Rd. for the spillway. Another option where we have set up many times is at the Boathouse area, off the driveway that

runs on the west side of the lake.


Wednesday, June 30, 2021......Ledges Overlook, 405 Truxell Rd, Peninsula 44264. Within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, just east of Kendall Lake. This is probably the most

popular overlook in the park and for good reason. This rock outcropping gives an unobstructed view across the valley facing west. From the parking lot, walk to the southwest corner of the grass field (the shelter is north of the parking lot). Sunsets offer

some of the most impressive photos. This will give you a chance to paint giant old glacial boulders. Then there’s the view.

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