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* augusta-chamber.org Pine Mountain, Georgia April 15-22 callawaygardens.com Florida’s Forgotten Coast, May 3-13 pleinairfl.com Blue Ridge, Georgia May 4-6 and September 14-16 blueridgearts.net Coastal Delaware, May 6-10 pleinaircoastalde.org Wayne, Pennsylvania May 14-June 23 waynepleinair.com Carmel, California May 17-20 carmelartfestival.org Paso Robles California May 26-28 pasoartfestival.com Cumberland, Maryland June 2-10 alleganyartscouncil.org Cranford, New Jersey Paint the Town June 5-10 CranfordPleinAir Canandaigua, New York June 8-10 canandaiguaarts.com Gettysburg, Pennsylvania June 8-17* gettysburgfestival.org Los Gatos, California June 12-16 lgpleinair.org Solomon’s Island, Maryland June 13-16 solomonsmaryland.com San Clemente, California June 16-24* scartgallery.com Richmond, Virginia June 18-23 pleinairrichmond.com Frederick, Maryland June 20-24 easelsinfrederick.org Telluride, Colorado June 29-July 5 telluridepleinair.com Redwing, Minnesota June 25-30 redwingartsassociation.org Plein Air Easton, Maryland July 14-22 pleinaireaston.com Cashiers, North Carolina July 15-21 pleinairnc.com Door County, Wisconsin July 23-28 doorcountypleinair.com Alameda, California July 29-August 3* frankbettecenter.org Driggs, Idaho July 27-August 4* driggspleinair.com Wexford, Ireland, Art in the Open July 30-August 7* artintheopen.org Wilberforce, Ontario, A Brush with the Highlands August 2-5* augusta-chamber.org Geneva, New York (Billsboro Winery) August 10-12* billsborowinery.com Saranac Lake, New York August 16-19* saranaclakeartworks.com Plein Air Rockies, Estes Park, Colorado August 11-23 estesarts.com North Bennington, Vermont September 4-9* pleinair-vermont.com Grand Canyon, Arizona September 8-14 grandcanyon.org IPAP Worldwide Paint Out, September 14-16* ipap.homestead.com Colorado Mountain Plein Air Fest September 15-22* coloradomountainpleinairfestival.com Escalante Canyon, Utah, Everett Ruess Days September 21-27* everettruessdays.org Sonoma, California October 1-6* sonomapleinair.com San Luis Obispo, California October 1-7 * sloma.org Moab, Utah October 5-13* pleinairmoab.com Sedona, Arizona October 20-27 sedonapleinairfestival.com



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