Grand Prize Winner, 2016 • Julio Panisello, “Angel‘s Flight”
Oil on Canvas, 18" × 24"
Largest urban plein air festival in the U.S. returns to Downtown Los Angeles, CA
Join over 100 artists from April 4-8, 2018 in Downtown Los Angeles as the nationally-recognized Los Angeles Plein Air Festival returns for five days of outdoor painting and urban sketching, with Los Angeles as its muse. Celebrating its fourth year, the Festival invites artists of all skill levels to participate by creating an original painting or sketch of outdoor scenes within Los Angeles.
Everyone is welcome to paint and/or sketch, but only the first 100 artists to register for the Festival will receive a goodie bag. All artists who register and participate are eligible to compete for awards and valuable prizes, and to exhibit and sell their finished artwork, subject to space limitations. Registration is free. Sign up online or in person at Raw Materials Art Supplies.
Artists who wish to exhibit, sell, and/or enter their art into competition must get their blank surfaces stamped at Raw Materials Art Supplies before beginning work.
Artists are welcome to paint anywhere in the city, but all works for exhibition and/or competition must be turned in by Sunday, April 8th at 5pm.
Registration will open in March 2018.
Artists are welcome to paint anywhere in the city, they just need to have their surface(s) stamped before beginning, and the work must be turned in by Sunday, April 8 at 5pm. The "Paint Out" events below are a good way to paint alongside other artists, or discover locations you may not have know about or considered.
The schedule of events will be available in March 2018.
A juried panel will award prizes for Best Oil, Watercolor & Gouache, Dry Media (Graphite, Charcoal, Pastel, etc), Pen & Ink, Acrylic or Mixed Media, and a Grand Prize Winner will be chosen from all submitted art works. An Audience Choice Award will be chosen by art fans and collectors in attendance at the Exhibition. The winning artists will receive prizes (TBD) and winning images will be used to promote next year’s Festival in all promotional materials. Registered and exhibiting artists may sell all date-stamped art made at the Festival during the Exhibition.
Information about special awards will be available as the event approaches.
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