Door County Plein Air Festival

July 22, 2018 - August 1, 2018

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3900 County Road F - Fish Creek, WI 54212
Information: 920-868-3455

Event Date Detail
Jul 22, 2018 - Aug 1, 2018. Artists Events: 7/22 - 28, 8am-5pm; Public Exhibition & Sale of Featured Artists' works: 7/28 - 8/11, 8am-5pm

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Join art enthusiasts and collectors and take in the family-friendly activities of the 2018 Door County Plein Air Festival. Known as one of the top three outdoor painting festivals in the United States, see why we are the plein air painter's choice of events. Sponsored by Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek, see 40 renowned painters - from the U.S. and points beyond - race the sun to complete masterworks from start-to-finish before the light changes on a scene. Paintings are available for purchase beginning with ticketed events on Friday, July 27, and to the public on Saturday, July 28.

One of the festival highlights is Saturday's Quick Paint competition, on the morning of July 28. At this event, featured artist’s paintings are completed in less than 2 hours and are auctioned off live at noon at Sister Vay;s Waterfront Park. Other artists may register to compete in a public portion of the Quick Paint (the Dockside Quick Paint) to win a spot as a featured artist in the following year’s festival. The Festival artists’ events close with the public Open Door Celebration reception that evening and announcement of Dockside Quick Paint Awards. A selection of the artists’ works remains on display for sale until August 11.

  • Free Admission
    • Yes
  • Features
    • Disabled Access
  • Fair/Festival Type
    • Arts & Crafts

Nearby Places

Guenzel Gallery Fish Creek - 0 miles away
Peninsula School of Art Fish Creek - 0 miles away
The Main Course Fish Creek - 0.15 miles away
Connie Glowacki, Artist Fish Creek - 0.17 miles away
Lori's Spa Essence Fish Creek - 0.19 miles away
Fragrant Isle Lavender Shop Fish Creek - 0.19 miles away
EcoDoor Fish Creek - 0.2 miles away
Door County YMCA - Fish Creek Fish Creek - 0.21 miles away