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.

Rain cancels

Details are below.


2019 (schedule subject to change; check website before you head ou

Nov 3 - Duhig Road by Napa Valley Marina, 1275 Duhig Rd

11am to 3pm

Directions: go west on Hwy 780, then east on hwy 80 (2.8m), go west on hwy 37 (1.4m), take CA-29 exit and turn right onto CA-29 north (9.5m), use 2 lanes to turn left onto CA-12W/CA-121 (2.5m), turn left Duhig (0.4m).There is a wide pullout/parking space for multiple cars.  All along Duhig are beautiful views.

Nov 10 - Lafayette Reservoir

11am to 3pm

Directions from Benicia: Take hwy 680 south (12m); use the right 3 lanes to take exit 46 for hwy 24 toward Lafayette/Oakland; continue on hwy 24 west (4m); take exit 11 for Acalanes Rd toward Upper Happy Valley Rd; keep right at the fork and merge onto Acalanes Rd (0.1m); take a left onto Mt. Diablo Blvd (0.8m); turn right into Lafayette Reservoir entrance, go up the hill and left into paid parking area.

Nov 17 - Williams Road, Fairfield

11am to 3pm

        Directions from Benicia: Take hwy 680 north; then hwy 80 east (0.2m), then take Suisun Valley Rd/Pittman Rd exit and turn left at light (5.5m); when road turns sharp left, take a slight right onto Williams Road (dead end). Paint anywhere along road.

Nov 24 - Mulholland Hill on Donald Drive in Orinda

11am to 3pm

Directions from Benicia: Take hwy 680 south (12m); then take hwy 24 west (4m); take exit 11 for Acalanes Rd toward Upper Happy Valley Rd, keep right at the fork and merge onto Acalanes Road; continue onto Acalanes Rd (0.9m); turn right onto Glorietta Blvd (1m); turn left onto Rheem Blvd (1m); turn right onto Zander Dr (0.5m); turn right onto Alice Lane (0.4m); turn left onto Donald Dr.

Dec 1 - Lakeville Road

        Directions from Benicia: Take hwy 780 west; then north onto hwy 80; then west onto hwy 37 (15.5m); turn right at 2nd light onto Lakeville Hwy (2.2m); turn right (signed) at Old Lakeville No 3 Road. Paint anywhere along road.


11am to 3pm

        Directions: Take hwy 780 west; take hwy 80 south; take Pomona St exit toward Crockett; turn left onto Pomona St (1.3m); Pomona St turns slightly left and becomes George Miller Trail (1.0m); turn left into entrance ... paint at hilltop or take road down to pier.


Directions: Take hwy 680 north; take hwy 12 East toward Suisun City/Rio Vista; take the Civic Center Blvd exit toward Suisun City/Main Street; turn right onto Lotz Way (signs for Business District/Main Street); turn left onto Main St; go down main street and then take any left to the Marina - explore. Also can go to end of Kellogg St to view of marshes.

Dec 22 - Mt. Diablo, Castle Rock Road viewpoint

11am to 3pm

Go to end of Castle Rock Road for a convenient, favorite view of Mt. Diablo. You can also check out Borges Ranch on the way in (follow signs from Castle Rock Road) for old ranch scenes.

     Directions from Benicia: South on hwy 680 (10m); take exit 48 - Treat Blvd/Geary Rd then use two left lanes to merge onto N Main St (signs for Treat Blvd) (0.2m); then left onto Treat Blvd (1.2m); turn right onto Bancroft Rd (0.7m); Continue onto Walnut Ave (1.6m); at traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Oak Grove Road, and continue onto Castle Rock Road (1.8m), at end of Castle Rock Road park in the large dirt parking area  (on the right, across from horse arena) that acts as overflow parking is before the paved Castle Rock parking. The dirt lot has a favorite view of Mt. Diablo. (for Borges Ranch, take a right from Castle Rock Road onto Elise Ct - follow sign)

Dec 29 - Grizzly Island, Rush Ranch

11am to 3pm

        Directions from Benicia: North hwy 680 (12.8m); east hwy 80 (1.7m); hwy 12 east (3.8m); right onto Grizzly Island Road (2.4m); right into Rush Ranch