Celebrate the legacy, be part of the tradition…
Each year the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association transforms Laguna Beach, the famous seaside community and historic artist colony, into an outdoor painting studio with the West Coast’s most prestigious plein air art event, the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational. This event showcases the nation’s top plein air landscape painters who compete for prestigious prizes and participate in a 9-day plein air painting celebration that includes public paint-outs, painting demonstrations, Plein Talk conversations, and educational events and activities. Culminating with an annual favorite for art lovers, the highly anticipated Collectors Gala on Saturday October 14th where attendees get the first look and first opportunity to purchase the original art created throughout the week and presented for awards consideration. The Saturday evening Collectors Gala is a ticketed event; artwork sold during the Gala will go home that evening with its collector so this may be the only opportunity to see all the amazing plein air artwork created during the week — including the award winning paintings! The artists will replace artwork sold during the Gala with fresh work for Sunday’s Laguna Plein Air Art Show, a full day of art, live painting demonstrations and mingling with the artists. Free entrance to the public on Sunday October 15th, the one and only full day to see some of the best plein air art work in the country!
Purchase Gala Tickets before September 1st and save!
Early-Bird Ticket Price $125.00 each – Advance Ticket Price $150.00