Our community’s iconic creative event—Sedona Plein Air Festival—returns for a week-long celebration of extraordinary landscapes, world-renowned artists, unique workshops, and wonderful free events from October 15 to 22. Sedona Arts Center invites you along to get creative and experience over two dozen master painters in action—making their art on location from L’Auberge to Uptown to Seven Canyons. Celebrate creativity with us and enjoy receptions, exhibitions, lectures, and opportunities to collect your next masterpiece at Sedona Plein Air Festival!
This year, we have invited special guest artist, Jove Wang, to teach a five-day workshop Painting the Figure and Portrait from October 10 to 14 at our historic Art Barn. After the workshop, Jove will lead a small group of painters in creative figurative painting with live models on location. Jove Wang is a nationally recognized artist who recently demonstrated and spoke at the National Plein Air Convention in Tucson.
The Sedona Plein Air Festival opening reception—free and open to all—is on Saturday, October 15 at 7pm at the Art Center. The invited Festival artists bring and show paintings created in their own landscapes across the country. This year, our Main Street Paint Out will take place on the last day of the festival, Saturday October 22 from 10 am to Noon. Most events are free, so come along, meet some of America’s great artists, and celebrate their diversity, style, and new Sedona inspirations. Sedona Plein Air Festival is presented by Sedona Arts Center, and is made possible by generous support from City of Sedona, Kling Family Foundation, Arizona Commission on the Arts, and all our members and volunteers.
Sedona’s Annual Celebration
of Plein Air Painting is
Generously Made Possible by:
The City of Sedona
Sedona Chamber of Commerce
L’Auberge de Sedona
Gamblin Artist’s Oil Colors
Main Street Sedona
New Wave Fine Art Product
Pink Jeep Tours
Plein Air Magazine
Red Rock Magic Trolley
Sedona 360 Photo
Sedona Arts Center Ceramics Department
Sedona International Film Festival
Sedona Red Rock News
Western Art & Architecture Magazine
...and our generous members!
Painting Sedona - Oil with Howard Carr | October 3–5, 2016 | $475
Plein Air Painting with J. Brad Holt | October 12–14, 2016 | $475
The Plein Air Palette with Scott Gellatly | October 16, 2016 | $60
Expression and Response with Lori Putnam | October 19–21, 2016 | $525
Sedona Fall Colors - Watercolor or Oils with Betty Carr | October 24–28, 2016 | $600
Painting Sedona with Bill Cramer | October 29–30, 2016 | $325
Nature Sketching & Journaling with Elaine Hultgren | $295 | November 12–13, 2016
Painting from the Rim of the Grand Canyon with Bill Cramer | May 5–7, 2017 | Tuition: $750