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Plein Air Fest Brings Hot Competition, Artists, Art Lovers Amid Record Temperatures

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EASTON, Md. - Record temperatures may have canceled lots of events across the nation and on Delmarva, but in Talbot County, the annual Plein Air Festival continued on with lots of hot competition.

The coolers were packed and so were the people at the 15th anniversary of the event. Temperatures reached triple digits on Saturday - an all time high for the week.

But many artists were unswayed and instead were knee-deep in heated competition.

"It's not Plein Air Easton without the heat," artist Crista Pisano said.

With water, parasol, and brush ready at the hand, Pisano is one of more than 58 artists hoping to win.

Meanwhile, others like Daniel Robbins worked hard to simply get the best angle, painting fast to award himself sweet relief away from the heat.

"The emotions I'm painting out right now is for the future comfort of being indoors," Robbins said.

Organizers say they've worked to keep cool, coordinating with first responders to open up a cooling bus and hand out water.

Many also took air conditioned breaks to enjoy art inside like at the Academy Art Museum and Avalon Hall.

The Plein Air Festival continues through the weekend in Easton, including a small painting exhibit and children's activities on Sunday.


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