Evanston Plein Air Festival 2023

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Evanston Plein Air Festival 2023

July 9 @ 8:00 am - July 16 @ 5:00 pm

2023 Evanston Plein Air Art Festival

Evanston Made presents the Second Annual Plein Air Festival: July 9-16, 2023.

Plein Air Painters will descend on the city to compete for Best in Show. The juried invitational will be judged by Plein Air Painter, Nancy King Mertz.

Artists of all ages and levels are invited to paint in the Plein Air style, all over Evanston, capturing the beauty of Evanston’s natural environment, favorite landmarks and built environment. 

The festival’s grand finale on Sunday, July 16,  is an exhibit of one piece from each artist submitted for judging for Best of Show, 4 Honorable Mention awards, and a community vote for Festival Favorite.  

The July 16th exhibit and judging is complemented by an open air art exhibit of the participating artists’ additional work for sale. 

In 2022, 50 plein air artists competed for Best in Show, over 300 attendees voted for Festival Favorite and hundreds of people enjoyed meeting the artists, viewing the exhibit and collecting Evanston art.

Want to participate? Click here to be placed on the Info List. Registration for artists opens on March 1st at evanstonmade.org

About Evanston Made 

Evanston Made is a membership based, nonprofit arts org, that creates innovative programs and events that promote a thriving arts community. Learn more at evanstonmade.org

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Join Evanston Made 

Membership is open to artists, artisans, makers who make everything from art to clothes to music. We also welcome members who are art lovers and patrons who want to help us carry out our mission. Learn more at evanstonmade.org/membership

We had a blast at our 1st Annual Evanston Plein Air Festival 2022. Event Info. Read all about it on the Evanston Roundtable Article


July 9 @ 8:00 am
July 16 @ 5:00 pm
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