Maryland Pastel Society

MPS Paint-Out Howard Co.

Hello MPS Members,

This coming Saturday, May 3 from 9 am to 12 pm is the MPS plein air paint-out in Howard County at the Brighton Dam Azalea Gardens. They're in bloom so come on out and bring your pinks and purples!

Established in 1950 and recognized as one of suburban Maryland's springtime showcases, the gardens display more than 22,000 azaleas and other plants. Overlooks the Tridelphia Reservoir. Picnicking permitted.

Should you have questions about this event PLEASE DO NOT CLICK AUTO REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE. Instead you may contact the Howard Co. Plein Air Coordinator, Deboarah Maklowski at

Location and Directions:

Brighton Dam Azalea Gardens
2 Brighton Dam Road
Brookeville, Md., 20833

From Columbia/Route 29, take Route 108 WEST

Move to the right lane as you approach the intersection with Rt. 32, but do not get onto Rt. 32

Immediately after passing the ramps to Rt. 32, go RIGHT onto Ten Oaks Rd (the right-hand lane is a right turn only lane onto Ten Oaks)

At the fork, bear LEFT onto Brighton Dam Road; go about 3 miles

Immediately after crossing the dam, turn LEFT into the parking lot of the Visitors Center

Please check the Paint Out Events calendar for future paint out events in the Howard and Baltimore county areas,

If you would like to host a paint out in your area please contact Lisa Mitchell, to have your event posted on the web site.

We hope to see you there,
Lisa Mitchell
MPS Web Admin.