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Plein Air Grand Marais Painting Competition


  • Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery 115 W. Wisconsin Street - PO BOX 1293 Grand Marais United States (map)

Plein Air Grand Marais is a 16 year tradition bringing outdoor painters to the North Shore of Lake Superior for a week of painting, competition, learning, and camaraderie. Beginning in 2018, the event is organized by Outdoor Painters of Minnesota together with the Cook County Historical Society's Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery.

Plein Air Grand Marais welcomes artists of all ages and abilities. The Competition will consist of 75 invitational and juried painters. An Open Class consists of registered artists who may exhibit their best original work created during the event in an Open Class exhibit and compete for the Art On The Rocks award in the Quick Paint. A public art activity at Joy & Co. in downtown Grand Marais will offer supervised plein air painting for children and adults and a clothesline art exhibit. Daily paint-outs, artist socials, and Mini-Workshops with professional plein air Competition Artists are open to all artists.

Stop in to the Gallery to find out more and pickup a brochure with all of the event information and paint out locations!

Earlier Event: August 3
Douglas Ross Circle Tour Exhibition
Later Event: September 12
Plein Air Grand Maraisa QUICK PAINT