12th Annual Plein Air Weekend

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    The Glen Arbor Arts Center’s 12th Annual Plein Air Weekend is scheduled for August 6 - 7, 2021. This is Northern Michigan’s premier painting weekend, featuring artists from throughout Michigan and the Midwest, and is Glen Arbor Arts Center's largest fundraiser.

    This popular al fresco event takes place throughout Glen Arbor and Empire. Returning in 2021 are the August 6th Quick Draw and the August 7th Paint Out events. Due to COVID-19, the Sundowner event has been cancelled this year. Online registration opens for these events on March 24th at 9:30 AM. The August 7th Paint Out event is limited to 70 artists. There is no registration limit for the Quick Draw event. Registration takes place online and will continue until the events are full. 

    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 the Glen Arbor Township Hall in the late afternoon to enter their work in the judged exhibit, which the public is invited to attend.

    For more information about the Plein Air Weekend and to register, please click here.