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!

This year’s Festival judges are: Susan Lynn and John Caggiano

2022 Festival Schedule

Friday, October 21, 2022
Meet & Greet the Artists Happy Hour

4:00 – 6:00pm

Join us for our first night of the 2022 Sedona Arts Center Plein Air Festival! Food and beverages will be available and all the Artists will be in attendance to meet. The Artists will have their own studio pieces on sale in the Special Exhibition Galleries for the start of the Festival.

Saturday, October 22, 2022
Main Street Paint Out
10:00am – 12:00pm

The Main Street Paint Out is one of Sedona Arts Center’s most popular events! Watch Festival artists from start to finish as they brave the local landscape and observe them in action on the streets of Uptown Sedona. Artists will be painting in Uptown Sedona on 89A from the Sedona Arts Center down to Pink Jeep Café. Awards, judging, and sale at Sedona Arts Center will follow starting at 12:30pm in the Special Exhibition Galleries.

Artist Demonstrations

Location: Sedona Arts Center

Sunday, October 23 – 1-3 pm

Durre Waseem
Gwen Ethelbah
Hadley Rampton

Monday, October 24 – 10 am-12 pm

Michelle Held
Elizabeth St. Hilaire

Monday, October 24 – 1-3 pm

Casey Cheuvront
Carol Douglas

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Creekside Paint Out at L’Auberge
10:00am –12:00pm

The Festival’s Creekside Paint Out is hosted by L’Auberge de Sedona, and the public is invited to the edge of the water to watch artists as they depict the spectacular scenery and flowing Oak Creek. The location includes still and moving water, reflections, sycamores, ducks and stunning rock waterfalls. At noon, awards will be presented to the artists and the works created at the event will be available for sale immediately following on the lawn. Attendees can park in the Arts Center lower parking lot and take the free shuttle to and from  L’Auberge from 8:30am to 1:30pm. Paintings will then be on sale at the Sedona Arts Center Special Exhibition Galleries throughout the remainder of the Plein Air Festival.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
History of Plein Air Lecture

1:30 – 2:30pm

Taking place at the Arts Center immediately after the L’Auberge Paint Out, Carl Judson of Guerrilla Painters, will present the history of plein air painting.


Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Airport Paint Out and Reception

4:00 – 6:00pm – Paint Out
5:00 – 7:00pm – Reception and Awards

Induldge in spectacular views at the Sedona Airport where artists will be painting on site, exploring the various scenes that can only be found at a small hometown airport! This event includes a reception, judging, awards and sale of festival art in the Terminal. Paintings will then be on sale at the Sedona Arts Center Special Exhibition Galleries throughout the remainder of the Plein Air Festival.

Friday, October 28, 2022
Awards Night Celebration

SAC Special Exhibition Gallery & Theatre – 5:00-7:00pm

Held at Sedona Arts Center’s Special Exhibition Gallery and Theatre Studio in the Art Barn. Fine wine, fine hors d’oeuvres and beautiful art. This is the big event. Artist’s awards are presented throughout the evening recognizing the best work created during the week including Best of Show and merit awards by Festival Judges Susan Lynn and John Caggiano, Artist’s Choice Award, Collectors Choice by ballot and Sedona Arts Center Awards.

Saturday, October 29, 2022
Final Sale Day & Artist Games
10:00am – 2:00pm

New this year, artists will be participating in “games” that showcase their flexibility,
creativity and ingenuity. 

Thank you to our sponsors...

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

Dr Bruce and Ann Peek

2022 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

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