Ingalls Homestead Hosts Harvey Dunn Plein Air Event

Wagon at Ingalls Homestead

The second annual Harvey Dunn Memorial Society Plein Air Event will be held Aug. 13-15, 2010 at the Ingalls Homestead one mile southeast of De Smet. Artists of all levels of experience are encouraged to participate.

A plein air event, a French term used in art to mean painting outdoors, involves a collection of artists painting outside. They couldn’t ask for a more inspiring place to paint than the beautiful Ingalls Homestead.

Artists will meet on Friday evening. They can start work anytime Friday or Saturday. Saturday night features a wine and cheese reception. The artists can sell their work throughout the event and a “wet sale” (of the painting just done during the weekend) will be held Sunday for the newly created work. Contact the Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society in De Smet, South Dakota for more information.

1-800-880-3383 or e-mail

The Harvey Dunn Memorial Society, Ingalls Homestead, Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society, and the South Dakota Art Museum are sponsoring the event.,%202010&category=1

Harvey Dunn, or as I like to call him, South Dakota’s answer to Grant Wood, was a major artist (he even has his own stamp). If you were reading my “And One More on the Way” posts you’ll remember I encouraged Laurati on the way to De Smet to stop in Brookings, South Dakota to see his work and I still do. Read the post here:

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