The Door County Plein Air Festival, presented by Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek, reliably celebrates the tradition of outdoor painting with some of the finest painters from Door County and across the U.S. Widely considered the Midwest’s premier outdoor painting event, this year’s Plein Air Festival will provide 39 artists with the opportunity to put brush to canvas, capturing the summer light over the waters and fields of Door County, Wisconsin. Painting from life and the landscape has long been a Door County tradition, and one that has endured evolving styles. The festival’s painters bring a fresh eye to the changing lights and colors, and a variety of styles that draw from the rich traditions of plein air painting.
Attendees can listen and learn from daily artist demonstrations, tour local partner galleries as artists paint on site, and relax with great music and food at the festival’s sunset concert and paint out. There are also opportunities to view presentations by the festival judge, award-winning artists, and knowledgeable collectors, and view fresh paintings at the Collector’s Preview Gala Auction. Children can try painting plein air during a Kid’s Paint event on Saturday, July 27, while attendees can be at the heart of festival excitement during the Quick Paint competition. Finally, you can vote for favorite artists at the Open Door Reception and take home an original piece of fine art.
For more information, visit: 2019 Door County Plein Air Festival
Events: July 21-27, 2019; exhibition through August 10, 2019.