DaGroup paint-outs are every Sunday (or sometimes Saturday).
Painting times are generally from 11am to 3pm ... refer to schedule below. Critiques will be at the end time, at locations deemed best at the time. Paintout locations are subject to change due to current events and/or weather ... Check this schedule a couple of days before to verify location and obtain more details, such as directions. Bring a bag lunch. Come and enjoy the day.
Details are below.
2018 (schedule subject to change; check website before you head out)
Jun 17 - MARE IS. Shoreline Heritage Preserve OR Officer Mansions
11am to 3pm
Not sure if Preserve will be open. If not, the backup plan is the Officer Mansions. See directions to both below.
Directions from Benicia to Preserve: West hwy 780 (5.4m); continue onto Curtola Parkway (1.5m); continue onto Mare Island Way (1.0m); left onto Mare Island Causeway, (0.9m) over the bridge then first left onto Nimitz Ave to 15th Street and take a right, then left and follow Azuar Ave into the preserve.
Directions from Benicia to Officer's Mansion: See directions above ... after crossing the bridge take a left onto Walnut Ave... you will find the mansions around 8th Street
Jun 24 - ALAMEDA ESTUARY AT THE ALAMEDA FERRY STATION
Jul 1 - LARRY’S PRODUCE
Directions from Benicia: North on hwy 680; East on I-80; take first exit for Suisun Valley Road/Pittman Rd; turn left onto Pittman Rd/Suisun Valley Rd; follow Suisun Valley road for a couple of miles; Larry’s Produce in on the right at Ledgewood Road. Don’t drive into farm … park in lot or across the street. Careful, cars drive fast on Suisun Valley Road.
Jul 8 - Mulholland Hill, Orinda
Directions from Benicia: Take hwy 680 south (12m), continue on hwy 24 west (5.8m), take exit 9 toward Orinda, merge onto Camino Pablo, continue onto Moraga Way (2.1m), turn left onto Hall Dr (0.6m), at the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Donald Drive.
Jul 15 - CHINA CAMP Village, BBQ
Directions: Take hwy 780 east; then hwy 80 east toward Sacramento; then hwy 37 west; then hwy 101 south (7.8m); take exit toward Central San Rafael; continue onto Hetherton St; left onto 2nd street; continue onto 3rd street; continue onto Point San Pedro Road; turn right at China Camp Village signed entrance (pay for parking at pay stations)
Jul 22 - UNION HOTEL, WASHINGTON HOUSE, FIRST ST. BENICIA
Jul 29 - BERKELEY MARINA
Directions from Benicia: Take hwy 780 West; then hwy 80 South; take University Ave (exit 11) exit; turn left onto University Ave; go all the way down to the end and turn right onto Seawall Drive; go to end of Seawall Drive and turn left into HS Lordships parking lot, then circle back to the cove end of the parking lot … benches by the cove. Or paint on the other side of Seawall Dr and look toward SF. If windy drive back around the marina to find sheltered spots (the other side of Seawall Drive).