Plein Air Easton, the largest and most prestigious plein air festival in the nation, just completed its most successful year since its inception 14 years ago. It is widely recognized that a huge part of that success is a result of strong community support for the event and remarkably diverse partnerships among the event’s producer, the Avalon Foundation, Friends of Plein Air and a myriad of local organizations. This support, rooted in a deep sense of place, has enabled the event to continue to grow and expand year after year.
Plein Air Easton’s Quick Draw Competition (this year held on Saturday, July 21st) is the most exciting event held within the week. In this fast-paced skilled painting competition, any artist with $10 and ambition has 2 hours to turn a blank canvas into a completed painting. The event has been known to have as many as 200 artists vying for any patch of shade to produce their best work surrounded by crowds of people strolling through the streets. It can be both exhilarating and frightening to even the most seasoned artists.
July 20th – 22nd at The Tidewater Inn - Downtown Easton, MD
The Local Color 2018 Juror has selected 42 talented Eastern Shore artists to participate in this year’s Local Color Art Show & Sale. If you are coming to Plein Air Easton this year, you must not miss it! Held in conjunction with Plein Air Easton, this show offers a delightful opportunity to browse and purchase art created exclusively by working artists from around the Eastern Shore.