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Plein Air @ Altitude 2021

September 7 - September 11

Fraser Valley Arts and the Colorado Headwaters Land Trust (CHLT) are hosting a Plein Air Festival Tuesday, September 7 through Sunday, September 11, 2021.  Plein Air @ Altitude 2021 will highlight a selection of noteworthy artists painting Colorado Headwaters Land Trust easements, Rendezvous Colorado properties, as well as showcasing Grand County natural and historical attractions.

We are thrilled to have Pem Dunn (https://pemdunnart.com) serve as our Featured Artist Judge for 2021.

The deadline to apply as an artist is June 30; artists may complete the Call for Entry here.

Artists will begin painting Tuesday, September 7 throughout Grand County.  Community events are also planned beginning Thursday Evening.

Thursday Evening (September 9) – Watch artists paint on location at our Sunset Paint-Out at the “Grand Makers Market” near Stagecoach Meadows area off of Grand County Road 5 in unincorporated Fraser. 

Friday Evening (September 10) – Reception and Open House at the Winter Park/Fraser Chamber of Commerce.  This is a great chance to meet the artists, see awards, and have the first chance to purchase artworks created during the week.  Tickets are required for this event. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

Saturday (September 11) from 12-5 – The following events will be taking place:

Art Sale: This is your opportunity to buy great artworks created during the week in Grand County and in Plein Air!

Quick Draw: From 12 – 2pm , artists will set up their supplies and paint or draw en plein air. Together, artists and observers share in the creative process. See the scenes and how the artists interpret them. After 2 pm, see these works exhibited on the easels on which they were created. Paintings will then be available for purchase. Everything about the “Quick Draw” is quick… do not miss out!

Enjoy the paintings with a docent tour led by our Judge, Pem Dunn. Pem will discuss “What makes a good painting” as participants learn to spot great works of art.

Try your own hand at Painting – kids and adult art activities will be offered!

Proceeds from paintings sold during Plein Air @ Altitude will be split between the artists and Fraser Valley Arts and Colorado Headwaters Land Trust, both non-profit organizations.

Email fvapleinair@gmail.com with questions.


September 7
September 11
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