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

Competition is back! 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 and enjoy education with top notch workshop instructors. It is the best of both worlds. March 1st we will announce competition Judges and Workshop teachers.

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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.