Plein Air Weekend

Artists from across Michigan and throughout the Midwest register to participate in this three-day annual event, which has become one of Michigan’s largest and most popular Paint Outs. The aim and challenge of the Plein Air Weekend is to “capture the moment”, working quickly to complete a painting. All 2-D works must be initiated and finished on the same day, rain or shine. The artists return to GAAA in the late afternoon to enter their work in the judged exhibit in which the public is invited to attend.


2014 Paint Out Image

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Thank you to our Plein Air Weekend Sponsors!

The Plein Air Weekend is generously sponsored by: Becky Thatcher Designs, Blustone Vineyards, Cherry Republic, Crystal River Outfitters, Forest Gallery, Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail, Leelanau Vacation Rentals, Sleeping Bear GallerySynchronicity Gallery, and these major sponsors:

Northwoods Home and Giftdevette & ford B&W