Door County Plein Air Festival

July 19 - August 7, 2020

For 15 years, the Door County Plein Air Festival presented by Peninsula School of Art has celebrated the tradition of outdoor painting with some of the finest painters from across the country. While this year is different and some things have had to change, you can still expect great art and amazing artists! 38 artists will be joining us from their homes, putting brush to canvas across the country, creating new plein air works, art inspired by Door County and more. 

 

Online & In-Person Events

One of the best parts of the Door County Plein Air Festival is getting to know the artists and watching their process. This year will be no different! Follow us on social media or join our mailing list to see the artists in action, and listen to interviews. Starting July 19, view over 150 works online, buy paintings during the live online auction through August 7, and join us on campus for a curbside small works sale July 25-26. Celebrate with the featured artists during the live streamed awards presentation on August 1 and make art with the young artist in your life during a virtual Kid's Paint, Friday, July 31. 

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Schedule of Events

SUNDAY
JULY 19, 2020
10:00 AM
Auction Catalog Release
Your first opportunity to view the digital auction catalog and plan your bidding strategy for the online auction beginning 7/27.
JULY 20-26, 2020
All Day
Auction Catalog Viewing
Preview the digital auction catalog and plan your bidding strategy for the online auction beginning 7/27.
Saturday
July 25, 2020
10:00AM-4:00PM
Curbside Small Works Sale
Join us for a social distance approved artwork sale on the grounds of PenArt - featuring 38 original works by this year's featured artists. View the works, put your name in the hat to purchase the painting(s) of your choice. All winning painting buyers announced Sunday 7/26 @ 5pm.
Sunday
July 26, 2020
10:00AM-4:00PM
Curbside Small Work Sale Continues
Join us for a social distance approved artwork sale on the grounds of PenArt - featuring 38 original works by this year's featured artists. View the works, put your name in the hat to purchase the painting(s) of your choice. All winning painting buyers announced Sunday 7/26 @ 5pm.
Mon
July 27, 2020
10:00AM
Live Online Auction Begins
Your first chance to bid on paintings from the 38 featured artists, including their "competition" plein air pieces created specifically for the event from their location, as well as works inspired by Door County, studio works, and more! Auction ends at Friday, Aug. 7 @ 5pm.
July 28-Aug 7, 2020
All Day
Live Online Auction Continues
Bid on paintings from the 38 featured artists, including their "competition" plein air pieces created specifically for the event from their own location, works inspired by Door County, studio works and more! Auction ends Friday, Aug. 7 @ 5pm.
Friday
July 31, 2020
10:00AM
Virtual Kids Paint
As part of our on-going Family Friday series, we're offering free pick up art kits with all the supplies for a pint-sized paint out. Pick up a kit, find a spot in Door County for the kids to paint, and share your results online #kidspaint #penartdc. Kits available on a first-come first-served basis.
Saturday
Aug 1, 2020
12:00 PM
Awards Presentation
Live Stream
Join 2020 Festival Judge Randy Sexton and PenArt's Executive Director Catherine Hoke for a live online presentation of awards. Awards to be streamed via Zoom and Facebook Live.
Friday
August 7, 2020
5:00PM
Online Auction Closes
Your last chance to bid on paintings from the 38 featured artists, including their "competition" plein air pieces created specifically for the event from their location, as well as works inspired by Door County, studio works, and more!
 

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