Artists’ Weekend was a Success
The scenic beauty of Highland County was once again the subject of talented artists on June 22 – 25.
Seventeen artists from around the state enjoyed The 2023 Artists’ Weekend as they captured the
rolling landscape, distinctive architecture, and farm life in Highland on canvas.
The weekend started with questionable weather, but participants came prepared and were pleased
when the sun came out from the fog and rain. One of the requests this year was to add access to
private properties. Five gracious property owners hosted the artists painting on their property.
According to Meg West, who has attended fourteen Highland Artists’ Weekends, “This was a treat to
have permission to go to some new locations. The subjects were wonderful and the owners of the
properties could not have been friendlier”.
The culmination of the weekend was the popular Wet Paint Show & Sale where the public could
view the paintings created throughout the weekend. They enjoyed speaking with the artists and
recognizing locations around the county in their works. Many of these paintings will be on display
at other art shows and galleries in the state as they continue to promote the beauty of Highland.
Artists’ Weekend is a project of the Highland County Arts Council. A special thank you goes out to all
who helped make it possible, including Tim and Terry Duff at Fairlawn Farm, Ske and Deb Ellington
at Ginseng Mountain Farm, Jim and Lorraine White at Laurel Point Cabin Rentals, the Charles
Pinckeny Jones Garden, and the home of Neal and Nancy Mohlman, for opening their properties to
our local and visiting artists.