THe 20th Annual
Plein Air Easton
July 12-21, 2024

Arts & Entertainment

Welcome to Plein Air!

Plein Air Easton is the largest and most prestigious juried Plein Air painting competition in the United States. Artists from all over the U.S. and beyond participate in this week-long festival. Amateurs can also join in the fun during the highly anticipated Quick Draw Competition. This is art as a spectator sport!


Head into the historic district on July 12th as galleries and shops host demos and receptions to celebrate the kick-off night!  Live music is sure to be included, retail specials, Meet and Greet receptions, demos and more. The Nocturne Paint-Out will follow afterward with artists’ painting into the night downtown!


Plein Air juried artist’s original works are exhibited throughout the week, competition awards are given, and paintings are sold, sometimes right off the easel! Highlights include the open-to-all Quick Draw Competition, demonstrations, workshops, exhibits, and lectures.


For those 18 years old and younger, there is a Next Generation Competition, exhibit, and sale.

Plein Air Information

Check out our listings below to see what events are scheduled during this year’s festival!