Plein Air for May 2023

We meet at the site on Thursdays 11 am – 1 pm and welcome all artists. If you wish to socialize and share your work, meet at 1:00. 

May 4: Tilden Botanical Garden* 1550 Wildcat Canyon Rd, Berkeley
Wildcat Canyon Blvd is still under repair from storm damage. Enter Tilden left from Grizzly Peak Blvd at Shasta Rd and continue downhill past the stop sign. The Brazil Building is on your left, turn right into the parking lot and facilities just before the road goes uphill. Views include the hills with many different paths to explore.  We are asked not to sit on the walls or block the paths, but there are many places wide enough for easels and visitors. Bring your own chair!

May 11: City of Berkeley Rose Garden* near 1200 Euclid Ave. Berkeley
Across from Codornices Park in Northeast Berkeley. This is a timely place to paint so close to Mother’s Day! From 1-80 take the University Ave. exit in Berkeley and follow east towards the hills. Turn left on Oxford Ave., then right on Rose Street, left on Spruce Street, then right on Eunice Ave.

May 18: Meeker Slough, Richmond
From Berkeley, take I-80 north. Use the right two lanes to merge onto I-580 toward Richmond Bridge. Take the South 23rd St/Marina Bay exit. Use the left two lanes to turn left onto Marina Bay Parkway at the signal light. Continue on Marina Bay Parkway, crossing Regatta Blvd. (4th traffic light). Turn left onto Bayside Drive. Continue to the end where there is a small area to park and a path that leads to the slough.

May 25: King Court, El Cerrito
From Arlington Blvd turn downhill (west) onto Moeser Ln, then right onto King Dr. After Shevlin, bear left onto King Court and park at the dead end. From San Pablo Ave turn uphill (east) onto Moeser Ln, then left onto King Dr, and bear left onto King Court. Park, and meet at the end of King Court.

* — Park Facilities Open