Open Easel, a Community Art Experience at Woodlawn

You do not have to be an artist to get in on the fun with a new community art experience being offered at Woodlawn this summer. On sunny days, Woodlawn visitors are invited to participate in Open Easel, a community art experience during their visit.

Each day during regular museum hours and weather permitting, an easel and drawing materials will be set up somewhere on the grounds at Woodlawn. All visitors will be invited to add their drawing to the same canvas. The combination of adult and children’s drawings, with skill levels from amateur to accomplished will make an interesting collage each day. The daily artwork will be shared on the Woodlawn Facebook page.

According to Anne Russenberger-Keefe, Woodlawn’s director of education and programming, “Part of the fun will be locating the easel each day. Whether in the community garden, on the front porch, in the formal garden or aside the croquet court, the hope is that people will be inspired by Woodlawn’s beauty and share it.”

Executive director, Joshua Torrance sees Open Easel as having broad community appeal, “Everyone is invited to have fun with this project. The grounds are open free of charge so art lovers can stop by daily if so inspired. We also encourage people to drop by on their lunch break to enjoy a bit of summer during their work day while checking out and adding to the Open Easel.”

For information on Open Easel and other programs offered at Woodlawn, visit, call 667-8671 or email email Woodlawn.