Outdoor Painting

Last week, the city of Glendale sponsored an outdoor painting competition, then unveiled 20 outdoor benches painted by local artists. 

The city of Glendale is celebrating spring with art.

The city sponsored a Plein Air Painting Competition Feb. 29. Plein Air is about leaving the studio behind and painting outdoors.

Best of Show and $1,000 went to Gabriele Baber.

The Council Choice prize of $1,000 went to Mick McGinty. Alex Pekala won second place and $500. Ted Allison took third place and $250.

Last week, the city unveiled 20 downtown benches painted by local artists. The “Take a Seat, Glendale!” project was initiated by downtown merchants, coordinated by the Chamber of Commerce and funded by the city.