Plein Air Weekend Registration & Information

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Note to Artists: A National Park Pass is required for painting within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. More information can be found here.

The 2018 Plein Air Weekend is scheduled for August 2-4. Online registration for members begins on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 9:30am. Be sure that you are on the GAAC email list for updates.

Sundowner (Thursday, August 2): There is no limit on the number of participating artists. No advance registration. Just show up at the Glen Arbor Township Hall to register between 7-8 pm and then find your perfect sunset spot.  Paint for as long as the light holds – or paint the starry sky. Only one painting may be entered into the Sundowner exhibit at Friday’s exhibit and sale. Fee: $15 Members/$20 Non-members.

Quick Draw (Friday, August 3):  Ready, Set, Go!  This popular timed event takes place this year at Glen Haven (in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore).  Artists will check in at the Glen Arbor Township Hall before leaving for Glen Haven (two miles away). Two paintings may be entered into the sale. Pre-registration fee: $15 Members/$20 Non-members.  At the door day of Quick Draw: $25 for all.

10th Annual Paint Out (Saturay, August 4): Limited to 65 artists.  Registration will be accepted for 2018 members only in the order received beginning March 21 at 9:30 a.m. Fee: $20 Members. Memberships may be taken care of on the GAAC website. We recommend taking care of that ahead of time. “Sold Out” will appear in the registration box when this event is filled.  But don’t despair; you can sign up for the waiting list.  We do our best to accommodate as many artists as possible on the waiting list. Registration includes a light supper for the artists and one admission to the reception sale. Artists may purchase additional tickets for guests to attend the reception sale. These tickets go on sale in July. Non-member registration for the Saturday Paint Out opens Wednesday, March 28. Fee: $25 Non-members.

Confirmation & Cancellation: You will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of your paid registration for all Plein Air Weekend events. For cancellations, you will receive a full refund (minus $10 processing fee) up to two weeks prior to the event date. There is no refund after that.

Register for Friday Quick Draw


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Register for Saturday Paint Out


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