Paint Out: Montrose Harbor

Montrose Harbor, south side 400 Montrose Harbor Drive, Chicago, IL

A great opportunity to capture the lakefront and the beach in a plein air painting. If you plan on submitting to the Admiral on the Lake exhibit, patrons love Montrose Harbor! Enter at Montrose Avenue and follow Montrose Harbor Drive.

Paint Out: Dearborn Station

Dearborn Station 47 W. Polk Street, Chicago, IL

This Saturday contains the excitement of city streets and the historical Dearborn Station along with a beautiful clock tower. Dearborn Station was, beginning in the late 1800s, one of six intercity train stations serving downtown Chicago.  In 1971 passenger service left the Station, and after years of neglect it began a new life in mid-1980 […]

Paint Out: Humboldt Park Boat House

Humboldt Park Boat House 1301 N Humboldt Dr., Chicago, IL

If you like choices at your paint outs then this is the place for you.   The very active Humboldt Park offers a large boat house, water, paths and many plants and trees .  Often people are walking, bike riding and sometimes even peddling swan boats.  There is easy on site parking and conveniently located bathrooms […]

Nocturne: Apple Store on the Chicago River

Apple Store 401 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

This is an easy place to paint your perfect nocturne.  The Michigan Avenue Apple Store is located on the Chicago River with views of beautifully lit  buildings.  Everyone knows how active the Chicago river is during the summer so this is the place to capture the excitement. We begin at sunset.  We're unsure of the […]

Paint Out: Astor Street area

Cardinal's residence 1555 N. State Parkway, Chicago, IL

The Astor Street neighborhood is filled with tree-lined streets and magnificent homes. The residence of Chicago's Catholic Cardinal is one of the main attractions. This Queen Anne-style mansion was originally built in 1885 and boasts 19 fireplaces. The mansion faces a portion of Lincoln Park and the Chicago History Museum is nearby. Located between State […]

Demo and Paint Out: Guest Artist Errol Jacobson/Sheffield and Armitage El Stop

1000 W Armitage 1000 W Armitage, Chicago, Il

This is a paint out that can't be missed.  Plein Air master Errol Jacobson will demonstrate his approach to plein air painting, showing us how to visualize a city scene using his many years of plein air painting experience.  Meet at Sheffield and Armitage El stop. This street is known for its historic Victorian architecture, […]

Nocturne: Diversey Harbor

Diversey Parkway and Lake Shore Drive West 3140 Belmont Harbor, Chicago, Il

Meet us on this Saturday evening at sunset at Diversey Harbor, Diversey Parkway and Lake Shore Drive West.  The sun sets this evening at 8:26.  It's always best to gather 30 - 60 minutes before sunset to set up and find painting buddies.  Once there, you'll be amazed by the water, docks and city skyline. […]

Zoom Critique with Errol Jacobson (Members Only)


Join us in the zoom critique with master painter Errol Jacobson.  Errol is an award winning artist who works in oils.  He is a pro at critiquing other artist's work and will make the evening worth your time.  Check out his work at Post your work on the PAPC Virtual Critique page by 11:00pm […]

Paint Out: Admiral on the Lake Rooftop

Paint Out: The Admiral on the Lake

This is a new venue for our group and  should prove to be spectacular with city and Edgewater neighborhood views. Admiral on the Lake is Chicago’s most elevated senior living and retirement community.  The Admiral residence is excited to have us on their rooftop painting.! Only 20 painters will be allowed on the rooftop and […]