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Cedarburg Plein Air Painting Event

Cedarburg
  • In a Cedarburg meadow full of life, artist Lynn Rix hastens to capture the beauty before the sun moves on.

    In a Cedarburg meadow full of life, artist Lynn Rix hastens to capture the beauty before the sun moves on.
  • Taking the road less traveled, artist Pamela Sweet captures the Ozaukee County countryside.

    Taking the road less traveled, artist Pamela Sweet captures the Ozaukee County countryside.
  • Artist Jason Prigge captures the good life dockside in Port Washington.

    Artist Jason Prigge captures the good life dockside in Port Washington.
  • CPAE 2014 Best of Show winning painting by Kathie Wheeler from Viroqua, WI.

    CPAE 2014 Best of Show winning painting by Kathie Wheeler from Viroqua, WI.
  • As the sun sets, artist Pamela Ruschman paints rural Ozaukee County.

    As the sun sets, artist Pamela Ruschman paints rural Ozaukee County.
  • Inspired Cedarburg artist Susan Hale “lets the paint talk” in Port Washington.

    Inspired Cedarburg artist Susan Hale “lets the paint talk” in Port Washington.
  • Founding member of WI Plein Air Painters Assoc., Thomas Buchs finds intriguing contrasts in Port Washington fog.

    Founding member of WI Plein Air Painters Assoc., Thomas Buchs finds intriguing contrasts in Port Washington fog.
  • Nationally recognized artist Tom Nachreiner, a long-time participant in the event, interprets an historic downtown Cedarburg treasure.

    Nationally recognized artist Tom Nachreiner, a long-time participant in the event, interprets an historic downtown Cedarburg treasure.

Cedarburg’s Plein Air Event, the largest annual gathering of artists in Wisconsin, draws 150 artists from across the country to paint the picturesque towns, beautiful landscapes, breathtaking lake bluffs and quaint countryside of Ozaukee County, rain or shine, as they compete for more than $8,700 in cash prizes. The outdoor painting event culminates with a 3-day show and reception at the Cedarburg Cultural Center starting at 10am Friday, June 26. All activities are free and open to the public. This is a unique opportunity to see 500+ fresh paintings! Be sure to join us for a free party, awards and special pricing Friday evening, June 26 from 6-8 pm.

Fair/Festival Type

  • Arts & Crafts