Central MN Paint-Out || Pop-Up Art Exhibition


Art Exhibition: One Night Only

Don’t miss this pop-up art exhibit featuring work created during a series of “paint-outs” in our community (this same weekend). The exhibition will be hosted in partnership with Outdoor Painters of Minnesota (OPM).

  • Sunday, July 14, 2024 from 4-6PM
  • See the “Schedule of Events” below to learn more about all the activities spanning each of the three days.

Pop-Up Gallery Locations: Paramount Granite and Historic Lobbies – Main Level (tabletop easels).

Our Partnership

The Paramount is collaborating with Outdoor Painters of Minnesota (OPM) this July. Their mission is to encourage and promote painting directly from nature.  OPM provides regular opportunities for members to paint together, looks for ways to develop member skills and reputation, and seeks to raise awareness of the beauty found in nature through outdoor painting.

On July 12- 14th, painters from across the Minnesota will be in our community participating in workshops, socials, and paint-outs. The weekend will culminate in an informal art reception, held at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Downtown St. Cloud.

Exhibition Description

In collaboration with OPM, the Paramount is hosting a pop-up exhibition that will feature the work created that weekend in the St. Cloud Area. Participants are invited to showcase and sell their work for one night only in our galleries. Members of the community are invited to meet with the artists, view their newest creations, and purchase artwork depicting a scene rendered from time spent in the region.

Light refreshments will be provided.

For one night only! Artwork during this evening event will be for sale. All proceeds go directly to the artists.

Participation Opportunities

DATES: Friday, July 12 to Sunday, July 14, 2024

  • Workshops, Paint-Outs, and Participating in Art Exhibition: Free for 2024 OPM members, $25 for others. Consider joining OPM.
  • Attending the Art Reception: Free and open to the public.

Schedule of Events

Link to OPM’s website to register for the weekend.

Friday Dinner+Nocturnal Painting: 6:00pm, Iron Street Distillery

  • 539 East St. Germain Street, St. Cloud MN 56304

Saturday Workshop with Richard Kochenash (registration form): 10:00am–1:00pm, Munsinger Gardens

  • 1515 Riverside Dr SE, St Cloud, MN 56304

Sunday Paint-Out: 9am-2pm, Quarry Park

  • 1802 Co Rd 137, Waite Park, MN 56387
    • $10 Parking Fee

Sunday Art Public Reception: 4-6pm, Paramount Center for the Arts

  • 913 W. St. Germain, St Cloud MN 56301
    • Parking Ramp – Free weekends and after 5PM
    • Metered Street Parking – $1/hour (everyday)

Download Weekend Schedule (PDF)

Meet Richard Kochenash on Saturday

Rick has been painting professionally now for thirty-seven years.  A transplant from the East coast, he moved to the Twin Cities area after having received an art educator degree from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania…  

For the past eleven years, Rick has maintained a studio in beautiful historic downtown Chaska where he welcomes all who venture in to see the latest work on the easel.  Rick’s work runs a broad range, working from life he spends much time doing plein air painting, floral compositions, and portrait work and has also taught faithfully his craft to those who are interested by running oil and watercolor classes and in the metro area.