Savage Paint Out Public Art Show and Awards Day

We are thrilled to announce our first Savage Paint Out (Mini Plein Air) in Spring 2023. Artists of all ages & experience are invited to paint an outdoor scene within the historic mill town of Savage, MD. Whether you are an experienced artist or have never even picked up a paintbrush before, anyone can participate! Register for free between March 1 and April 21 via this Eventbrite link.

We want to give a huge thanks to our local sponsors Carroll Baldwin Hall, Savage Mill, and HorseSpirit Arts Gallery for making this event a reality, and for support from the Savage Community Association and Savage Historical Society. 

Public Art Show and Awards Day:  

When: Saturday, April 22nd, 9:00am – 1:00pm 
Where: Baldwin Common (Rain location: Carroll Baldwin Hall) 
What: Art show and awards ceremony complemented by walking tour, food, beverages, free interactive art activities for all ages, and live music with classical guitarist Alexander Barnett, all celebrating Earth Day 2023 in the beautiful town of Savage, MD! 

Schedule of Events:  

Painting Set Up 
Artist must provide an easel for displaying their work and a title for their artwork. (Children participating in the show can display their work on the youth table without an easel.) If the work is for sale, provide a price. Artist is responsible for taking payment directly from the buyer.

Free Guided Savage Mill Trail Walking Tour
While the artists are setting up, the public is invited to meet members of the Savage Historical Society on the patio at Baldwin Common for an hour-long tour along the scenic Savage Mill Trail. The guide will point out natural and historic features along the way, highlighting the industrial history of the area, the community’s efforts to preserve the wealth of historic sites and protect the ecosystem, and goals to improve connections between the town and the surrounding trail system. 

Public Art Show and Jurying 
Juror Liz Henzey, Director, Columbia Art Center; public voting for the “People’s Choice Award” 

Awards Ceremony and Celebration  

  • 1st Place: $250 Gift Certificate to HorseSpirit Arts Gallery and Savage Mill Gift Basket
  • 2nd Place: $100 Gift Certificate to HorseSpirit Arts Gallery
  • 3rd Place: $75 Gift Certificate to HorseSpirit Arts Gallery
  • Three Honorable Mentions: $25 Gift Certificate to HorseSpirit Arts Gallery
  • People’s Choice Award: $100 Gift Certificate to HorseSpirit Arts Gallery and $20 in Savage Mill Bucks 
  • Youth Award (age 14 and under): $100 and Savage t-shirt from Savage Community Association

After Party at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery

Let’s congratulate the winners and celebrate with champagne and cake! Visitors can view some of the winning pieces from the Savage Paint Out Art Show.

Selected works from the Savage Paint Out will be on display in Savage Mill’s New Weave Commons through May 8, 2023.  

Interested in participating as an artist in the Savage Paint Out? Check out the details here!

Interested in volunteering? Check out our SignUp Genius to learn more. 

The Town of Savage looks forward to welcoming you all to “Build Community through Art!”  


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