Join Us This October

PleinAir Moab celebrates open air painting in breathtaking environments.

The colorful, week-long gathering of artists and art lovers in Moab, UT, culminates in artist competitions & awards, public art sales, and fun with friends. Most events are free.



New for 2016

Artists take note: Competition is back! Workshops begin Oct 1st & 2nd, Registration opens Oct 3rd.

Last year’s event was tailored to artists who wanted to improve technique. This year we are reconnecting education with the thrill of competition. Participate in up to three competitions, new Quick Draws and enjoy workshops with top notch instructors. It is the best of all worlds.

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Artwork Inspired by Tradition

En Plein Air is a French expression which means ‘in the open air’ and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. While artists have long painted outside, the popularity of plein air painting increased in the 1870′s with the introduction of paint in tubes and the box easel. Plein air painting challenges artists to channel quickly changing environments onto paper or canvas.