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Brushing beauty: Museum on Main hosts the 16th annual Paint Pleasanton art extravaganza

Rishit Agnihotri
A modest tent was erected early on Saturday morning to facilitate registrations for the Museum on Main’s art show.

On Sept. 9th and 10th, Pleasanton held the 16th annual Paint Pleasanton art exhibit at the Museum on Main to showcase the local artists’ perspectives and highlights of the town.  

The event was a two-day event where on the first day, artists registered early in the morning and painted their pictures for the entire day. Then, the showcase took place the following Sunday, and judges awarded the best art piece with a cash reward of $150.

“We are a non-profit organization, so it’s never something we make any money out of. Our original motivation is to spread awareness about art, something artists have done traditionally. By getting more people involved and interested, then the general public will know more about the town around us,” said Pleasanton Art Show Community Chairman, Lorraine Wells.

The objective behind this event was to promote awareness of the local beauty of Pleasanton. The styles of the paintings were all different, displaying different perspectives of the city. During the judging, artists described the paintings as what their opinion was on the city. From the natural valley to the historical buildings, references in the paintings played an important role in how the winners were picked.

“The paintings were interesting and not something I always see. It was nice to see places I have actually been at in the form of a painting and the idea of having a presentation for the paintings was a good idea since it brought a lot of people to see,” said Sarvesh Sivaramen (‘26).

On the day of the showcase, paintings were put on full display with people buying the art and raising funds for the Pleasanton Art League. With the growing audience for the showcase, helpers and organizers hope for more people to take part in the coming years.

“There were so many people there. Personally, I feel like more younger children or high schoolers should get involved with this event. I think this provides the community with a great chance for kids to learn about their towns. It would also be a good art learning experience for those who want to learn,” said AV parent Rachna Agnihotri.

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