October 21–29, 2022


18th Annual 
Sedona Plein Air Festival

Sedona Arts Center invites you along to be inspired and experience master artists painting in the Shangri-La of the Southwest! Sedona is a sublime and stunningly beautiful environment steeped in art history. Sedona Arts Center dates back 64 years to the founding of Sedona’s identity as an ‘art colony.’ Our community’s iconic and wonderfully creative event—Sedona Plein Air Festival—is a week-long celebration of extraordinary landscapes, world-renowned artists, unique workshops, and wonderful free events from October 21 through 29, 2022!

The 2021 Sedona Arts Center hosted event was sponsored by the Festival’s official hotel sponsor: Best Western Plus Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas, and by the Sedona Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Bruce and Ann Peek, Guerrilla Painters, Golden Artist Colors/Williamsburg Handmade Oil Colors, Plein Air Magazine, Goldenstein Gallery, Sedona 360 Photo, L’Auberge de Sedona, Sedona NOW, Western Art and Architecture, well as local businesses. The festival is also supported by a very experienced and enthusiastic group of volunteers. The Sedona community of art lovers open their doors volunteering to host the artists from around the country in their homes or casitas for the week.

2021 Festival Award Winners!

17th Annual
Sedona Plein Air Festival
Award Winners!
Judge: Michele Usibelli

Best of Show: Gretchen Lopez
First place: Peggy Immel
Second place: Ellie Wilson
Third place: Manon Sander
Artists Choice: Margaret Larlham
Collectors Choice: Michelle Held
Honorable Mention: Bill Cramer, Margaret Larlham, James McGrew, Kari Ganoung Ruiz, Hadley Rampton, Krystal Brown

Festival Opening Main Street Paint Out Winners
Judge: Robert Goldman

1st place: James McGrew, 2nd place : Bill Cramer, 3rd place: Manon Sander
Honorable Mention:
 Gretchen Lopez, Paula Swain, Laura Martinez-Bianco, Ellie Wilson

L’Auberge Creekside Paint Out Winners
Judge: Linda Goldenstein
1st place: Michelle Held, 2nd place : Betty Carr, 3rd place: Gretchen Lopez
Honorable Mention:
 Peggy Immel, Laura Martinez-Bianco, Margaret Larlham, Ellie Wilson, Casey Cheuvront


Sedona Heritage Museum Paint Out Winners
Judge: Robert Goldman

1st place: Bill Cramer, 2nd place : Gretchen Lopez, 3rd place: Laura Martinez-Bianco
Honorable Mention:
 Krystal Brown, Kari Ganoung Ruiz, Michelle Held, Barbara Mullineaux, Casey Cheuvront 

Final Festival Main Street Paint Out
Judge: Michele Usibelli
First place: Michelle Held, Second place: Bill Cramer, Third place: Casey Cheuvront,
Honorable Mention: 
Betty Carr, Paula Swain, Elizabeth St Hilaire, Barbara Mulleneaux, and Susiehyer

Thank you to our sponsors...

Sedona’s Annual Celebration of Plein Air Painting is Generously Made Possible by:

Dr Bruce and Ann Peek

2021 Plein Air Workshops at Sedona Arts Center

Sedona Arts Center is one of Northern Arizona’s most well-established cultural organizations and serves as the creative heart of Sedona. Founded in 1958, the nonprofit organization is based at the Art Barn in Uptown and offers year-round classes, exhibitions, festivals, and cultural events that enhance the creative life of the Verde Valley. 

Sedona residents and newcomers alike look to Sedona Arts Center for their introduction to, and ongoing involvement in the arts.

The School of the Arts programming is designed to reach out to all aspiring artists and students – all ages and levels of learning. Ongoing instruction is available in a variety of mediums while workshops offer specialized content in an intensive format from nationally-known faculty.

Sedona Arts Center offers a variety of workshops

Scholarship funds are available

for plein air festival workshops

15 Art Barn Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336

Contact Us

Phone : (928) 282-3809

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Our Hours

FRI-SUN 10:00am – 5:00pm