Paint The States Tour
What is the Paint The States Tour?
Starting May 1st, 2022, artist Liz Boston will move into a class A motorhome to live fulltime and travel to all 50 states for around 5 years (possibly a little longer) spending approximately 1 - 3 months per state. She will be living and traveling with her Husband, Scott and 2 dogs, Kona and Ollie. While they travel Liz will be making paintings of what inspires her, what makes each state unique, highlighting local landmarks, foods, traditions and anything else that gives each state it's character. Along the way, Liz will be attending local outdoor art markets, selling prints and paintings, promoting the tour and Jerrys Artarama as a designated Jerrys Artarama Artist Ambassador.
We estimate around 1 month per state however depending on the state we could spend up to 3 months. This is a loose guideline for our predicted route. Other factors may also change our route like weather patterns etc.
(June - Dec.) Balloon Fest.
Roswell Alien Fest.
(Jan. - June) Mardi-gras
(June - Aug.) Des Moines Art Fest.
Tri-City BBQ Fest.
(Sept. - Oct.) Pike Place Farmers Market
(Nov. - Dec.)
(April - July) solar eclipse
Class A Thor Outlaw Toy Hauler
Both sides of the RV provide huge advertising capability.
The back of the RV is a great spot for a huge advertisement.
Notable Art Festivals to enter
July : Guilford Art Center Craft Expo
September : Plaza Art Fair
Kansas City Mo.
September : Park Forest Fine Art FairPark Forest IL
September : Peoria Art Guild Art Fair
December : One of a kind Holiday ShowChicago, IL
June : Gold Coast Art Fair
August : Port Clinton Art Festival
Highland Park IL
May : Art on the Square
June : 57th Street Art Fair
June : Old Town Art Fair
July : Geneva Fine Arts
June : Lakefront Fest. of the Arts
July : Art in the Park
July : Art Fair on the Square
July : Ann Arbor Street Art Fair
Ann Arbor MI
August : Kimball Arts Fest.
Park City UT
August : Charlevoix Waterfront Art FairCharlevoix MI
Aug.-Sept. : Arts, Beats, & Eats
Royal Oak MI
Sept. : Art & Apples Fest.
October : Bayou City Art FestivalHouston TX
April : Main Street Arts Festival
Fort Worth TX
April : Delray Affair
Delray Beach FL
May : Artisphere
May : Northern Virginia Fine Arts Fest.Reston, VA
October: St. James Court Art Show Louisville KY
Sept. : Saint Louis Art Fair
Jan. : Las Olas Art Fair
Fort Lauderdale FL
Jan. : Beaux Arts Fest. of Art
Coral Gables FL
Jan.-Feb. : ArtFest Fort Myers
Fort Myers FL
Feb. : Mount Dora Arts Fest.
Mount Dora FL
Feb. : Coconut Grove Arts Festival
Feb. : ArtiGras
March : Wintr Park Sidewalk Art Fest.Winter Park FL
March : Cedar Key Arts Festival
Cedar Key FL
July : Cherry Creek Arts Fest.
March : La Quinta Arts Fest
La Quinta CA
Aug.-Sept. : Art in the Pearl
August : Art in the High Desert
holds 80 gallons
Approximately $280-$300/fill up (based on national average)
1 tank of gas gets us about 500 miles.
There are multiple social media streams that we have, and will update throughout the Paint The States Tour.
We will even have a YouTube series about our adventures and art making. Please find links to all of our social channels below.
Instagram Facebook Twitter You Tube Patreon
Liz is a painter, mainly using acrylics. Her work is very illustrative, bold, colorful and crisp. Liz is a graduate of the Museum School of Fine Art, Boston, year 2000. She has run her own retail art studio and been the owner/manager of 2 bowling alleys since then. 2 years ago she was finally diagnosed as Autistic at 43 years old. Painting the country has always been her dream, and now it's happening!
Liz's husband Scott is a North Eastern University grad, and was a professional bus driver for years before owning 2 bowling alleys with Liz for many years.
He is an avid photographer/videographer and will be shooting and editing the YouTube show for the tour. He has worked as a bowling mechanic for years and has great mechanical skills which will come in handy with the RV.
Kona is a senior dog at 13.5 years old. With his age comes years of experience. He started his career as a bowling mascot, showing up for every league night. After that he became the mascot of Liz's art studio. He would greet everyone, pose with kids birthday parties and paint nights for pictures, and hang out with the art students. Now he is excited for his new adventures on the Paint The States Tour!
Ollie is the newest edition to the team! He was born last April and is a Puggle (half pug, half beagle) just like Kona. Ollie has no work experience but is eager to learn everything that Kona knows. He is a very affectionate and friendly pup who welcomes anyone that he meets to be his friend. Ollie talks to us using his buttons, and he usually has a lot to say! We will post him doing this to our instagram as well!
Some examples of Liz's work