DAGROUP

PAINTOUT SCHEDULE

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.

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2018 (schedule subject to change; check website before you head out)   


August 12 - MARIN HEADLANDS, Ocean views

11am to 3pm   


Avoid hwy 37 delays due to motorcycle championship race at Sonoma Raceway. Instead go over San Rafael Bridge.

Directions: West on hwy 780; take exit for west hwy 80 toward SF; take exit 14B for Carlson Blvd; turn right onto Carlson Blvd; use the middle land to turn left onto Bayview Ave; Sharp right to merge onto hwy 580 west toward San Rafael, take exit 2A for Sir Francis Drake Blvd toward US 101 S; continue on Sir Francis Drake; use the left 2 lanes to merge onto hwy 101 south to SF; south on hwy 101 (18.9m); take last exit before Golden Gate Bridge toward Sausalito; turn left onto Alexander Ave (394 ft); take the 1st right onto Conzelman Road (1.1m); at the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit and stay on Conzelman Road (1.8m) (goes up hill, then down steep grade of awesome ocean views - watch roadway!); Conzelman Road turns slightly left (0.7m); at first stop sign (where you first see other roads) go left into parking lot, then walk on trail about 100 feet to see fabulous GG view OR turn right at stop sign toward Field Road; then take left onto Field Road (few hundred feet); then take 1st right into parking lot ... great views of ocean shoreline.



August 19 - GRIZZLY PEAK ROAD (overlooking Berkeley)


Directions from Benicia: Take hwy 680 South; take hwy 24 west; take Fish Ranch Road exit (last exit before tunnel) and go right; take a right at stop sign onto Grizzly Peak Road; go about a half mile to wide pull off spot on left with gorgeous view ... paint anywhere along Grizzly Peak Road.



August 26 - MEEKER SLOUGH


Driving directions from 580– For Meeker Slough, you need to park in Bayside (off Marina Bay Parkway) and walk a short path to the slough then turn right, then left at the bridge. 

Directions: From Berkeley, take hwy 80, then hwy 580 toward the Richmond Bridge. Take the South 23rd St/Marina Bay Pkwy exit off hwy 580. Turn left (over hwy) on Marina Bay (1st traffic light). Turn left on Bayside Drive off Marina Bay. From the parking area, it’s approximately 1 block to the Meeker Slough.Continue on Marina Bay across Regatta (4th traffic light). Continue to end of Bayside Drive.  There is a small area to park (10 spaces or so). If the parking lot is full, you can park on nearby Shimada Park and walk approximately two block to the same slough.


Richmond, Meeker Slough/Western Stege Marsh - A short paved trail leads to shaded painting spots with close-up views of the slough, its fauna and flora, and the marsh beyond. If willing to walk a little longer, you'll enjoy expansive views of the bay and Albany Hill, but will no longer find shaded painting spots. There are bathrooms about half a mile to the west at Shimada Park. Directions: From Berkeley, take hwy 80, then hwy 580 toward the Richmond Bridge. Take the South 23rd St/Marina Bay Pkwy exit off hwy 580. Turn left (over hwy) on Marina Bay (1st traffic light). Turn left on Bayside Drive off Marina Bay. From the parking area, it’s approximately 1 block to the Meeker Slough.Continue on Marina Bay across Regatta (4th traffic light). Continue to end of Bayside Drive.  There is a small area to park (10 spaces or so). If the parking lot is full, you can park on nearby Shimada Park and walk approximately two block to the same slough.


September 2 - MARTINEZ SHORELINE PARK, end of Berrellessa St.


Directions from Benicia: South on hwy 680, first exit (Marina Vista Ave) after crossing Benicia Bridge; right onto Berrellessa St and drive to end, parking lot on right.