Plein Air for September 2023

We meet at the site on Thursdays 11 am – 1 pm and welcome all artists. We’ll resume meeting afterward at the site to share our work with each other at 1 pm.

*Sept 7: Hopkins Street at Colusa Avenue, BerkeleyThis is a great place to draw the beautiful sycamore trees in their fall colors as they form an arch along Hopkins Street. Meet at the benches in front of the tennis courts. 

Sept 14: El Cerrito Memorial Grove 7501 Schmidt Lane, El Cerrito. Head uphill from San Pablo Ave on Moeser Lane or downhill from Arlington Blvd, then turn North on Navallier St. Turn right (East) on Schmidt Lane and park on the street.  Great panoramic views of the bay. 

*Sept 21: Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Tilden Regional Park, Shasta Rd., Berkeley. From the Marin Traffic Circle take Marin Avenue up to Grizzly Peak Boulevard. Turn right (south) onto Grizzly Peak, then left onto Shasta Road. The Garden is just east of The Brazilian Room where Shasta Road becomes Wildcat Canyon Road. From Berkeley or points south take I-80 to the University Avenue Exit and turn towards the hills. Continue on University Avenue and turn left onto Oxford Street, then right onto Rose Street, and then left onto Spruce Street. Follow Spruce uphill till it turns into Wildcat Canyon Road. The Garden is at the intersection of Wildcat Canyon Road and South Park Drive. The parking lot is on the right. 

*September 28: Blake Gardens 70 Rincon Rd, Kensington. From the north, take Arlington Ave to Kensington and turn right onto Rincon Rd. then right again into the parking lot. From the south, turn left before the flashing light at the Kensington Library onto Rincon Rd., then right into the parking lot. Rincon Rd meets Arlington Ave both north and south of the big church on the west side of Arlington Ave.

* Restrooms available