Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Plein Air Festival Returns

Thirty nationally-acclaimed plein air artists will bring their talents to Palm Beach County and Martin County March 27 through April 2

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Artist Pam Ayres paints at Dubois Park Jupiter.
Artist Pam Ayres paints at Dubois Park Jupiter.

Painting in the great outdoors and capturing the local landmarks of Palm Beach County in all of their glory is what the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s Ninth Annual Plein Air Festival is beloved for. The annual event will return to various locations across the Palm Beaches March 27 to April 2.

The Tequesta ArtCenter’s Plein Air Festival is regarded as the premier open air painting event in the southeastern United States. Thirty award-winning artists were selected from all over the country to participate in the week-long festival, where they will compete for more than $20,000 in awards. The festival is packed with events, live demonstrations, workshops, and opportunities to purchase art from the top plein air artists in the country.

Artist Chris Kling paints House of Refuge, photo credit Jordan Weber
Artist Chris Kling paints House of Refuge in Stuart. Photo by Jordan Weber

The festival kicks off with a Paint Out Competition at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in West Palm Beach March 27. From March 28-31, the artists will set out to paint in picturesque locations throughout Palm Beach County and Martin County, competing against one another for cash and prizes. A Collector’s Party takes place on April 1 and an art sale and live painting event closes out the festival on April 2. Art enthusiasts have the opportunity to learn and collect from the most highly regarded plein air artists in the country. A list of the participating artists and a full schedule of events can be found here

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