Plein Air Festivals

by Sarah Judson April 07, 2012

Plein Air Festivals have become a popular sport, not just for participating (often world class) artists but also for collectors and spectators. They can also benefit a region by calling attention to historic districts, vanishing landscapes, local art associations and other nonprofit organizations. Often there is music, food and other events that add to the festivities. Shown here is Massachusetts plein air painter and instructor Dianne Panarelli Miller. Here is a list of upcoming festivals, in chronological order, followed by a link to their site. An asterisk * marks those which are still accepting applications (participation in a "Quick Draw" event is usually open until the day of the event). Augusta, Missouri April 18-28* Pine Mountain, Georgia April 15-22 Florida’s Forgotten Coast, May 3-13 Blue Ridge, Georgia May 4-6 and September 14-16 Coastal Delaware, May 6-10 Wayne, Pennsylvania May 14-June 23 Carmel, California May 17-20 Paso Robles California May 26-28 Cumberland, Maryland June 2-10 Cranford, New Jersey Paint the Town June 5-10 CranfordPleinAir Canandaigua, New York June 8-10 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania June 8-17* Los Gatos, California June 12-16 Solomon’s Island, Maryland June 13-16 San Clemente, California June 16-24* Richmond, Virginia June 18-23 Frederick, Maryland June 20-24 Telluride, Colorado June 29-July 5 Redwing, Minnesota June 25-30 Plein Air Easton, Maryland July 14-22 Cashiers, North Carolina July 15-21 Door County, Wisconsin July 23-28 Alameda, California July 29-August 3* Driggs, Idaho July 27-August 4* Wexford, Ireland, Art in the Open July 30-August 7* Wilberforce, Ontario, A Brush with the Highlands August 2-5* Geneva, New York (Billsboro Winery) August 10-12* Saranac Lake, New York August 16-19* Plein Air Rockies, Estes Park, Colorado August 11-23 North Bennington, Vermont September 4-9* Grand Canyon, Arizona September 8-14 IPAP Worldwide Paint Out, September 14-16* Colorado Mountain Plein Air Fest September 15-22* Escalante Canyon, Utah, Everett Ruess Days September 21-27* Sonoma, California October 1-6* San Luis Obispo, California October 1-7 * Moab, Utah October 5-13* Sedona, Arizona October 20-27

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