Artist Michael Vermette paints plein air at Smalls Falls. The RFA is sponsoring Vermette in a watercolor plein air workshop in August. Photo courtesy of Michael Vermette

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will sponsor a plein air workshop Aug. 24-27 with watercolor artist Michael Vermette. The workshop is two and a half days of instruction over a four-day period, open to adult artists of all ability levels, utilizing the sites on The Artists Trail.

The Artists Trail is a joint project of the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust and the Rangeley Friends of the Arts, which designates 15 specific scenic sites to introduce the unique and rugged beauty of the Rangeley Lakes Region of the western mountains of Maine to artists of all genres. The trail also is supported by a grant from the Maine Community Foundation.

Waterfalls, scenic vistas of lakes and mountain ranges and wildflower fields, as well as lush northern forests and winding country roads, will be the varied subjects available to participants.

For more information about the workshop and to register, visit and click on “Visual Arts,” or call the 207-864-5000.

Artist Michael Vermette’s plein air finished painting of Smalls Falls. Photo courtesy of Michael Vermette

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