Plein Air Paint Out is back. The CAC along with Celebrate! Napa Valley, wants to tap into the tremendous talent and endurance of artists who choose to paint in the rough. Painting en Plein Air is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the open air. The great outdoors with all the magic and nuisances doesn’t stop these folks. It takes dedication, some bravery and love.

Plein Air artists, we invite you to register to paint Calistoga en plein air during our Fifth plein air event.  This spring, Calistoga Art Center’s Paint Out will again encourage artists to bring their paint boxes and easels to Calistoga, well known for its vistas of vineyards, historically significant buildings, and natural panoramic beauty. Scheduled for the last weekend of March 29th, 30th & 31st, 2019, the results of which will be on display with a reception and be available for sale, Sunday 31st in the gallery at the CAC 12:00pm - 4:00pm. 1435 North Oak Street-Fairgrounds, Cropp Bldg.

BONUS! Participating artists will also have the opportunity to show their Plein Air Paint Out entries at ENGAGE art fair the following weekend, held at the Fairgrounds as part of Sarafornia-Arts in April (Calistoga) April 4th - 7th, 2019

All the art will be new and the paint fresh, completed within a designated 36-hour time period. The entries will be judged, followed by awards, along with an Art Exhibit & Sale!

For complete rules, schedule and registration forms see:


  • Occurred Sunday, March 31st, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Calistoga Art Center

1435 North Oak Street
Calistoga, CA 94515

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