Morris Arboretum Hosts a Plein Air Paint Party on Late Night Wednesday, August 24


On Wednesday, August 24, 5:30-7:30pm, Morris Arboretum will host a Plein Air Paint Party as part of their Awaken the Senses late night summer programming.  Professionals from The Uncorked Artist will guide registered attendees to graphically capture an iconic Arboretum tree on canvas.  It’s a party, so guests are encouraged to bring their friends, snacks and favorite beverages to revel in a summer evening in the garden!  All painting materials will be provided. The cost is $30/members; $35/non-members and tickets must be purchased through Ticketleap.

On late night Wednesdays, the garden is open until 8pm.  Plan to stay the evening and relish a picnic dinner as crickets serenade you and fireflies light up the sky. Bring your own meal or purchase supper from the light fare menu at the Compton Café.

The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is located at 100 East Northwestern Avenue in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.  The 92-acre horticulture display garden features a spectacular collection of mature trees in a beautiful and colorful landscape. The Arboretum includes numerous picturesque spots such as a formal rose garden, historic water features, a swan pond, and the only remaining freestanding fernery in North America. A permanent nationally award winning exhibit, Out on a Limb – a Tree Adventure Exhibit adds to Morris Arboretum’s allure by transporting visitors 50 feet up into the treetops on a canopy walk that requires no climbing.  Open weekdays 10am-4pm and weekends 10am-5pm.  Open late on Wednesdays in June, July, and August until 8:00pm.  For more information, visit

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Photo Credit:  Susan Crane