Today at Ford House

Tour Information

  • House Tours & Grounds Passes: 12-4 p.m.

More About Visiting Ford House

Tickets have sold out! Thank you for your interest in this fun event. You are welcome to walk the grounds and see the painters in action — just purchase a grounds pass here.

The Ford House Paint Out is an outdoor event designed to re-energize the 19th-century practice of en plein air, a French phrase meaning “in the open air,” describing the process of painting a landscape outdoors.

All skill levels are welcome for this daylong program.  Bring your easel, paintbox, and a sunhat for a day of painting in our beautiful, 87-acre historic landscape on Lake St. Clair. You will find a great variety of subjects, including lake views, paths, historic architecture, and gardens. You will also have the opportunity to submit your paintings for juried prizes of $1,000, $500, and $250.

Admission is $30 for members, $35 for non-members

*At 6 pm that evening, please join us for our Paint Out: Fresh Paint Party. Artists and guests can view the jurors’ awards, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a glass of wine, and see the paintings on a stroll through the landscape. Tickets to that event can be purchased here.