The Ritz-Carlton, Boston, located in the heart of the city on Avery Street and overlooking scenic Boston Common, invites guests to paint outdoors with local artist, Norman Crump, in scenic parks across the street from the hotel. The hotel’s new “Painting En Plein Air” package encourages guests to take advantage of the hotel’s unrivaled location while creating new memories from their Boston visit that will last a lifetime (#RCMemories.)
“Art has long been an important part of The Ritz-Carlton brand,” shares William Bunce, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Boston. “The brand's art collections, like the one here in Boston, are designed to move, inspire and excite hotel guests on an emotional level. This package was designed to inspire guests to create their own art while using the hotel’s location across from the Boston Common and Public Garden as their private canvas.”
This custom art experience invites guests (traveling solo or with a guest) to collaborate with Boston-based painter Norman Crump, a plein air and studio artist who is best known for his bold designs and use of vibrant color. Working primarily in oil and recently in acrylic, Crump's paintings have been commissioned by corporate and private collectors worldwide. Painting alongside Crump, guests will receive a personalized tutorial from the artist, a native Bostonian who has been painting Boston landscapes for more than 40 years.
The Painting En Plein Air package includes:
“On behalf of The Ritz-Carlton, Boston, I couldn't be more excited to welcome guests to our amazing city and I very much look forward to “Painting En Plein Air” with those who share my passion for art and painting,” says Crump. “Boston is a wonderful city in which to paint. It’s filled with an abundance of beauty, history and nature that when captured with vibrant colors and natural light, sticks with you forever.”
This exclusive, hands-on experience affords Ritz-Carlton guests the opportunity to paint with an award-winning, Boston artist. It also allows them to take home a personal piece of art inspired by their Boston visit. Package rates start from $1,495.00 per room, per evening, plus applicable taxes and fees. Package is available May 30 – September 30, 2022, seven days a week and requires 14-day advance reservations notice. Package is subject to room and artist availability and can be booked for one or two guests. In case of inclement weather, the painting session will move indoors to Crump’s nearby studio. For reservations, please visit or call 617-574-7069 directly.
Photo credit: The Ritz-Carlton, Boston / Don Riddle Images


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