5th Annual Plein Air Competition & Arts Festival

Monday, July 20– Sunday, July 26
Various Locations, Easton


More than 50 artists from across the country converge on Easton and Talbot County for the East Coast’s premier plein air festival. This weeklong event produces some of the best representational art in America today, created by the country’s top plein air painters from across the country. Artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts alike have discovered that this region is a plein air painters paradise.

Event features national competition, museum exhibit and sales of freshly-made paintings, exclusive Collectors’ Preview Party, two hour Quick Draw competition followed by art exhibit and sale, Children’s Quick Draw, gallery shows, Winners’ Paint Out & Brunch with Live Art Auction, self-guided Studio Tour across Talbot County, and photography contest. Artists and art enthusiasts can take part in various Art Talks, demonstrations, and master classes. Presenters include Kenn Backhaus, Roger Dale Brown, Jill Carver, David Grafton, Greg LaRock, Larry Moore, Camille Przewodek, and Competition Judge Brian Stewart. Entertainment, includes outdoor Shakespeare theater, film screenings, live music, and more. Most events are free and open to the public. For full itineraries, artist bios, tickets, and more, visit www.pleinaireaston.com.