Triad Outdoor Painters at the Hanging Rock Gallery

Stokes Arts to host Triad Outdoor Painters at the Hanging Rock Park Gallery

craig-richards-hanging-rock-2016-0915-jm08227-criagrichardshangingrockcrop8inwideThe Stokes County Arts Council will host the exhibit of the Triad Outdoor Painters at the Hanging Rock Park Visitor’s Center during the month of October 2016.  A “Meet and Greet the Artists” has been planned for Sunday, October 9, 2016, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Exhibiting artists include Craig Richards, Johnathan Hayes, Viktoria Majestic, and other members.

Craig Richards is the founding member of Triad Outdoor Painters, a group of local artists who paint together in the North Carolina Piedmont and Foothills.  Each year, members of the Triad Outdoor Painters partner with the Stokes County Arts Council to paint on location at beautiful Hanging Rock State Park during the annual Reach the Peaks Challenge event held in September.  Visitors and participants visit with the artists during this event and observe beautiful “en plein aire” landscapes painted on canvas.

craig-richards-hanging-rock-2016-0915-jm08234-criagrichardssauatownmtnscrop8inwideA percentage of the proceeds from all sales of the artwork on display in the Hanging Rock Gallery will benefit Stokes County school programs sponsored by Hanging Rock State Park.

The public is invited to view this beautiful exhibit of work by the Triad Outdoor Painters and attend the free “Meet and Greet” on Sunday, October 9th.   Hanging Rock State Park Visitors’ Center hours areMonday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.  For more information, please contact the Stokes County Arts Council at (336) 593-8159 or visit or