Plein Air Weekend Registration & Information

The 2019 Plein Air Weekend is August 1-3. Online registration for the Saturday Paint took place on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 9:30 am. Be sure that you are on the GAAC email list for updates. Find the GAAC’s Mail List Sign Up page here:

Sundowner (Thursday, August 1)
See the PDF artist information sheet for Sundowner
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 6-7 pm and then find your perfect sunset spot. Paint for as long as the light holds – or paint the starry sky. Only one painting can be entered into the Sundowner exhibit at Friday’s exhibit and sale. Guest judge Linda Young will award cash prizes for the best Quick Draw and Sundowner paintings. Fee: $15 Members/$20 Nonmembers

Quick Draw (Friday, August 2)
See the PDF artist information sheet for Quick Draw
Ready! Set! Go! The 2019 theme for this popular, timed event is Life Along the Glens. Artists will check in at the Glen Arbor Township Hall from 11 am – 1 pm, before leaving for their preferred location to paint their impressions of life along the Glens – vistas of the Glen Lakes, as well as iconic buildings and images that conjure memories of summers spent on the Glens. Two paintings can be entered into the sale. Guest judge Linda Young will award cash prizes for the best Quick Draw and Sundowner paintings Pre-registration fee: $15 Members/$20 Nonmembers. The at-the-door registration fee on the day of Quick Draw: $25 for all.

Paint Out (Saturday, August 3)
See the PDF artist information sheet for Paint Out
The weekend culminates in this main event which features only 65 artists to be included in this all day painting event!  Judge Heidi Marshall will award cash prizes. Paint Out Sale will be from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Glen Arbor Town Hall.

Registration for the Saturday Paint Out is full. 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 for 2019 members was on a first-entered basis. Fee: $20 Members. The fee includes a light supper for the artists and one admission to the reception sale. Artists may purchase additional admissions for guests to attend the reception sale. Purchasing admission starts in July.

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 14 days prior to the event date. There is no refund after that.

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 Glen Arbor Town Hall is located at 6394 W. Western Avenue/M-22 in Glen Arbor.


Register for Friday Quick Draw


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Saturday Paint Out Waiting List

Sorry, the 2019 Paint Out is full. Please add yourself to the waiting list here: