Plein Air for May 2022

We meet Thursdays 11 am – 1 pm and welcome all artists. Please follow the current COVID guidelines for Contra Costa County to stay safe.

May 5: Kirston Koths Garden

2646 Mira Vista St. El Cerrito – Kirston Koth has invited us to return to his beautiful backyard and paint there again! From San Pablo Ave., take Barrett Ave. up the hill and turn left (north) onto Mira Vista. OR follow Arlington Blvd. and turn down the hill at Barrett. Continue west toward the Bay for six blocks to Mira Vista and turn right. The painting site is on your right at 2646 Mira Vista. Go thru the gate at the right side of the house to enter the garden. *

May 12: Lake Anza, Tilden Park

Google Directions: At the Marin Circle stay on Marin and continue to Grizzly Peak Blvd. Turn left onto Grizzly Peak. Turn right onto Sunset Ln. Make a slight right onto Wildcat Canyon Rd. Turn left onto Central Park Dr. Turn left to stay on Central Park Dr. Turn right onto Lake Anza Rd. Turn left to stay on Lake Anza Rd. Meet in the parking lot near the swim center pathway. *

May 19: Albany State Marine Reserve, 1 Buchanan St, Albany (aka Albany Bulb)

From I-80E driving north, exit at Buchanan Street. Turn left at the end of the ramp onto Buchanan Street. Continue under the freeway, driving 0.4 miles towards the Bay and the north side of Golden Gate Field. Continue to a parking area at the end of Buchanan Street. Look for the large metal sculpture of the three shorebirds. Driving south on San Pablo Avenue, turn right on Buchanan Street and continue to its end. There is also new parking at the end to the left. You can hike up to the top of the new path and paint the view from the new rest area where there are benches and a picnic table. *

May 26: Meeker Slough, Richmond

From Berkeley, take I-80 north. Use the right two lanes to merge onto I-580 toward the Richmond Bridge. Take the South 23rd Street/ Marina Bay exit off I-580. Use the left two lanes to turn left onto Marina Bay Parkway at the signal light. Continue on Marina Bay Parkway, crossing Regatta Boulevard (4th traffic light). Turn left onto Bayside Drive.

*Restroom available.