Paint Cedarburg: a Plein Air Painting Event & Exhibit

June 6, 2020 - June 13, 2020

Says artist Tom Nachreiner of Delafield: "I paint to capture the essence of a moment in time, celebrating the freshness of oil paint, in aggressive, confident brushwork, trying not to fuss over the small detail, rather to capture primarily the form, mood & light, with a strong & dynamic design I instinctively build into each composition."
James Hemple of Milwaukee paints rural Ozaukee County as part of the 2016 Cedarburg Plein Air Painting Event.
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Cedarburg, WI 53012
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Event Date Detail
Jun 6, 2020 - Jun 13, 2020
Jun 12, 2020 - Jul 12, 2020. Tue-Sat 10am-2pm; Sun Noon-4pm at the Cedarburg Cultural Center.

Cedarburg Artists Guild will host the 20th annual Paint Cedarburg: a Plein Air Painting Event. 150 plein air artists will roam our charming city capturing your favorite historical structures, favorite coffee shops, and picturesque countryside with oils, watercolors, and pastels. Recognized as the largest gathering of artists in Wisconsin, these nationally recognized and local artists will leave the comforts of their studios and spend 5 days painting outside... rain or shine. The public is encouraged to interact with the artists as they paint or simply marvel at their creativity. Plein Air – a French expression meaning “in the open air”— describes the practice of artists painting outdoors with the subject directly in view rather than in a studio. Plein air artists capture the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject by incorporating natural light, color and movement into their works.

Fresh from Cedarburg: June 7 8AM-2:30PM Watch artists paint in historic Cedarburg, 3PM-5PM View and purchase paintings exhibited on City Hall Lawn.

Opening Party and Sale: June 12-13; Friday 6PM-9PM Meet the artists and add pieces to your collection; Saturday: 10AM-5PM Exhibition and gallery sales.

June 12-July 12: Plein Air Art Exhibit: After the Paint Cedarburg, Plein Air Painting Event, head to the Cedarburg Cultural Center to view the beautiful pieces and even add one to your collection! Take a piece of Cedarburg home with you. 

  • Free Admission
    • Yes
  • Fair/Festival Type
    • Arts & Crafts

Nearby Places

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The Washington House Inn Cedarburg - 0.03 miles away
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Lilly Pad (Boerner Guest House) Cedarburg - 0.1 miles away
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Stagecoach Inn Bed & Breakfast Cedarburg - 0.18 miles away
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TownPlace Suites by Marriott Grafton - 2.08 miles away
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Comfort Inn & suites Grafton - 3.46 miles away
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Hampton Inn & Suites Grafton - 3.85 miles away
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American Country Farm Bed & Breakfast Mequon - 4.15 miles away
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Mequon Country Inn - Sybaris Mequon - 6.59 miles away