Saturday, June 1

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.




Dive into a day of artistic bliss at Ford House’s Paint Out event! Unleash your creativity amidst 87 acres of picturesque landscapes featuring serene lake views, lush forests, historic architecture, and vibrant gardens. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just beginning your artistic journey, all skill levels are welcome to join in this outdoor painting extravaganza.

Capture the beauty of “en plein air” painting and stand a chance to win fantastic prizes! Frame your masterpieces and submit them for the juried prize, with $1,000 for first place, $500 for second, and $250 for third. Plus, every artist can submit up to two framed artworks. Water and snacks will be available throughout the day for Paint Out attendees. However, it is still suggested that you bring extra water with you.

Your ticket grants you access to this inspiring event and includes complimentary admission to the lively Fresh Paint Party, plus a complimentary drink ticket. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to immerse yourself in art, nature, and community. Secure your spot today! 🖌️🌳

Each artist is responsible for bringing their own art supplies including painting medium, canvas, paper, brushes, and a frame. Ford House will not be providing any art supplies.

Paint Out Schedule:

  • 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Check-in for Paint Out and get a stamp on all media you will use. If you arrive after the check-in time and do not have your media stamped, your artwork will not be eligible for juried prizes.
  • 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Paint at Ford House
  • 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Frame the artwork you are entering for the juried prize (frames not provided) and drop off your artwork with Education Staff.
  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Fresh Paint Party! Join us for a party to celebrate the artists and the beautiful artwork created during the day. Juried prizes will be awarded! All artists from Paint Out get a free ticket to the party and one drink ticket.

This program is for adults, and each registration includes a ticket for the Fresh Paint Party. If you have a child with you, please purchase a $5 grounds pass for entry onto the grounds and a Fresh Paint Party ticket separately.


Ticketing & Admission Policies

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Friends of Ford House

An annual Friends of Ford House membership is a great way to enjoy all that Ford House has to offer! Enjoy discounted tickets, discounts on dining and shopping, pre-sale access, exclusive events, and more.

Special Thanks

Ford House is grateful for the generous support of Ford Philanthropy and helping us fulfill our educational mission and making Ford House more accessible to our community.

About Ford House

Ford House is a 501c3 nonprofit and National Historic Landmark. Experience the historic family home of Edsel Ford, the only son of Henry Ford, and his wife, Eleanor. Visitors from all over the world come to wander, wonder, and explore the beauty of this 1928 National Historic Landmark and uncover a unique piece of the American automotive story in metro Detroit. Learn more below.