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Plein Air Festival

Plein Air Festival

  • Woodwalk Gallery
  • Egg Harbor, WI 54209

We are thrilled to be a chosen location for the 2024 PenArt Plein air Festival! This is a free event.?Plein air — the act of painting outdoors. It’s long been a tradition in Door County, beginning with the early artist colonies established on the peninsula in the early 1920s by professors from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. They heard of Door County’s natural beauty and knew it’s be the perfect place for a summer art school.?Little evidence of those initial art communities still remain. What has endured is the desire to experience painting and drawing in the landscape. That’s why each July, PenArt brings together over 30 of the finest painters in the country — each with their own painting styles and unique perspectives — to honor the tradition of outdoor painting through the week-long Door County Plein Air Festival.??Driving through the peninsula, you’ll see these painters peppered along the Door County landscape with their easels, paints, and canvas — capturing how the summer light frames and enhances the fields, waters, and the little-known, untouched corners of the peninsula.?
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