The Eagle Plein Air Festival & Competition
is held the first week of June in historic Eagle, Idaho.
The Eagle Plein Air Festival is a festival, exhibition, and competition open to professional and non-professional artists of all skill levels. More than 60 artists visit beautiful Southwest Idaho to paint, draw, and sketch the natural landscape. Watch a demonstration, take a painting lesson and talk with the artists. At the end of the Festival, the public can view and purchase these unique visions of Eagle at the Festival Exhibition and Awards Reception.
The 2019 event will be held Saturday, June 1 – June 8.
En plein air is a French expression that means “in the open air.” Plein air painting is the not-so-simple act of painting outdoors. Artist’s must handle shifting light, fluctuating temperatures, wind gusts, inclement weather and more. The annual Eagle Plein Air Festival celebrates in grand fashion the contributions of plein air artists to Idaho culture and the arts. Our week-long event features several plein air artist workshops, quick draw competitions and features a signature festival event, Art in the Garden hosted at the picturesque Underhill Gardens.
For scheduling and registration information, visit www.eaglepleinair.com.