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9th Annual En Plein Air Festival – Tequesta

Posted by Lorea Thomson on Tuesday, March 15th, 2022 at 2:41pm.

Lighthouse ArtCenter at 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, presents the 9th Annual Plein Air Festival with thirty award-winning artists from all over the country. The artists are coming together to compete and capture local scenes through the practice of painting or “En Plein air.” “En Plein Air” is French for “in the open air” which means the process of painting a landscape outdoors.

The theory of 'En Plein Air' painting is credited to Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes (1750–1819). He developed the concept of landscape portraiture by which the artist paints directly onto canvas “in situ” within the landscape.

The art festival begins with a Paint Out Competition at the historic Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens on Sunday, March 27, 2022. The festival includes free artist demonstrations, workshops, events, and fresh art for sale. A list of the participating artists and a full schedule of events can be found at lighthousearts.org/pleinair. 


March 27, 2022

9th Annual Plein Air Festival begins at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens.

March 28 - March 31, 2022

The artists provide free live demonstrations in the most picturesque places throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties.

April 1, 2022

The “Collectors' Party & Sale” at the Lighthouse Art Center Gallery. 

April 2, 2022

The festival ends at the Lighthouse Art Center Gallery with an art sale, “Battle of the Brushes” live painting competition, and an Awards Ceremony.

The art will be displayed throughout the week and is available for purchase at the Lighthouse Art Center Gallery here

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