Eighth Annual Finger Lakes Plein Air Competition & Festival

Finger Lakes Plein Air
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone: (585) 394-0030
Date(s): June 8, 2019
Email: info@FingerLakesPleinAir.com

Quick Draw Event
Juried artists paint in and around downtown Canandaigua, with awards and sale to follow!
9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Preview Party,
Exhibit & Sale 

at Sonnenberg Gardens Carriage House
6–9:00 pm, Awards 7 pm (ticketed event!) *

The 8th annual Finger Lakes Plein Air Competition & Festival will run from June 4th–9th, 2019, and will again be held under the auspices of the Ontario County Arts Council (“OCAC”).  For those of you who are new to this event, “Plein Air” is a French word meaning in the “open air.” “Plein Air” painting refers to paintings done wholly outside and is a historic art form thought to produce paintings of luminous light and beauty.  

During this year’s festival, both nationally-known and locally-recognized artists will paint the beauty of beauty of Canandaigua and the surrounding areas, rain or shine, and then offer their paintings to you for purchase. The festival culminates in a ticketed preview party ($35) on Saturday night, June 8, from 6–9 p.m., held at the newly-renovated permanent tent at Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion, and in a free, day-long Sunday exhibition and sale at Sonnenberg Garden’s Carriage House on June 9.  

Eighth Annual Finger Lakes Plein Air Competition & Festival