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Artists capture the beauty of Colorado during outdoor painting event

Resident Sue Fraley, participating artist

Information and photos provided by the Douglas Land Conservancy

Douglas Land Conservancy is pleased to announce the 4th Annual “Capturing the Beauty of Open Land” event will take place on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 at the White Pavilion in downtown Castle Rock.

“Capturing the Beauty of Open Land” provides an opportunity for artists to paint on beautiful, private properties in southern Douglas County over the course of one week (June 20 – 23). This unique week of painting will culminate in a gallery exhibit featuring hundreds of works created throughout the week on display and available for purchase.

Plein air painting is executed outdoors and represents an artist’s direct response to the scene in front of him or her.

The 2017 participating artists hail from around the state of Colorado, and include Sue Fraley of Castle Pines. Fraley is a landscape painter who grew up on the east coast and moved to Colorado in 2001 where she has been happily painting views of the mountains and local surroundings ever since. Much of her work is inspired by locations around her Noble Ridge home in Douglas County.

This event serves as an annual fundraiser for Douglas Land Conservancy, a 501(c)3 nonprofit land trust. A portion of the proceeds from the art sales will support the continued efforts of Douglas Land Conservancy to protect open space.

For more information about “Capturing the Beauty of Open Land” visit



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