Plein Air Weekend

Plein Air Weekend LogoArtists 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 GAAC in the late afternoon to enter their work in the judged exhibit in which the public is invited to attend. Plein-air painting refers to the technique of painting out-of-doors which was initiated by the French Impressionists in the mid-nineteenth century.


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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Plein Air Weekend: Thursday Sundowner

The Sundowner, an evening painting event, gets the Plein Air Weekend started.

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Plein Air Weekend Quick Draw
Friday, August 2, 2019

Plein Air Weekend: Friday Quick Draw

Artists paint their impressions of “Life Around  the Glens” during the Quick Draw.

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plein Air Weekend Paint out
Saturday, August 3, 2019

Plein Air Weekend: Saturday Paint Out

The weekend’s culminating event, the Paint Out Sale, features work by 65 artists who registered early to be included in this all-day painting event.

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Thank you to our Plein Air Weekend Sponsors!