About Plein Air

Experience Art in an Urban Setting

Plein air is a French expression meaning “in the open air” and refers to the act of painting outdoors with the artist’s subject in full view. Plein air artists capture the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject by incorporating natural light, color, and movement into their works.

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October 13 – 16, 2022

More than $10,000 in prizes will be awarded!  Best of Show will receive a $1,500 cash prize and a two-week show in the Listening Room at the High Low, a Kranzberg Arts Foundation venue!  Prizes awarded each day in the daily categories with the grand prize awarded on Sunday!

Plein Air in Grand Center

This new event for our community is a multi-day celebration of extraordinary architecture, local artists, unique workshops, and fantastic free events from October 13 through 16, 2022. During this time, visitors are invited to witness and interact with artists as they paint on location in St. Louis’ epicenter for the arts, the Grand Center Arts District!

About Grand Center

Plein Air in Grand Center

This new event for our community is a week-long celebration of extraordinary architecture, local artists, unique workshops, and fantastic free events from October 13 through 16, 2022. During this time, visitors are invited to witness and interact with artists as they paint on location in St. Louis’ epicenter for the arts, the Grand Center Arts District!

About Grand Center

Artist Info

We are currently searching for artists interested in participating, as well as experienced professionals to serve as monitors and judges.

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Artist Workshops

There are a variety of ways to get involved. There will be seminars and classes available with a variety of categories.

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Artist Info

We are currently searching for artists interested in participating, as well as experienced professionals to serve as monitors and judges.

Learn More

Artist Workshops

There are a variety of ways to get involved. There will be seminars and classes available with a variety of categories.

Coming Soon

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