This weekend the Lakeside waterfront will transform into an outdoor showroom of classic wooden boats and plein air artists. Wooden boat cruisers will line the lawn of Hotel Lakeside for the 18th annual Lakeside Wooden Boat Show on Sunday, July 18 from noon to 4 p.m. and plein air artists will practice their craft throughout Lakeside the entire weekend, July 16-18.
There are daily admission and parking fees. For more information, visit lakesideohio.com/passes/admission-and-parking-fees.
More than 30 wooden boats will be featured in the following categories: historic (prior to 1918), antique (1919-1942), classic (1943-1975), early contemporary (1976-1984) and late contemporary (past 30 years). The sizes of the wooden boats featured range from 9-foot to a massive 57-foot.
The Plein Air Art Festival is a three-day event that begins on Friday, July 16 through Sunday, July 18. More than 40 plein air artists will paint outdoor landscapes. The artists will be painting scenes throughout the community, and all are invited to watch them capture the beauty of Lakeside with their elegant creations.
Paintings that are completed by the plein air artists throughout the weekend will be available for purchase during the Wet Paint Sale on Sunday, July 18 at 1:30 p.m. south of the Pavilion. Purchases can be made with cash, check or credit card.
The Wooden Boat Show is coordinated by the Lakeside Wooden Boat Society in partnership with Lakeside Chautauqua. Commemorative posters will be available for sale at the event.
For more information visit lakesideohio.com or call 419-798-4461.