Plein Air Easton Quick Draw
Plein Air Easton’s famous Quick Draw turns Harrison Street into a gallery exhibit. Register, paint and buy for one day only – July 22. (Photo credit: Ted Mueller)

Plein Air Easton is a 10-day art competition and festival in Easton, Maryland. The “Meet the Artists” event (cocktail reception, dinner, exhibit, and sale) is on July 15 at the historic Gross Coate Farm.

Plein Air Easton continues through with paint-outs, free art demos, a collector’s preview party, a quick draw, and much more.

4 Quick Facts about Plein Air Easton:

  1. Art sales for Plein Air Easton 2022 event topped $462,000 with 403 paintings sold over the course of the week.
  2. The usual sales pace for the Collectors’ Preview Party sees a painting sold every 45 seconds during a 90-minute period.
  3. Plein Air Easton’s Quick Draw is open to any artist (any age) with $10 and the ambition to create a painting in 2 hours or less. Nearly 200 artists paint for 2 hours in downtown Easton and the event culminates in an outdoor exhibit and sale along South Harrison Street.
  4. Plein Air Easton, privately-owned galleries, and arts organizations program demos, workshops, exhibits, and lectures throughout the week.

Stay tuned for a recap of this event!

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Looking Ahead – A Special Note from Eric Rhoads: Autumn holds a special allure for the artist’s eye — the dazzling display of colors, the dramatic light, and the serene landscapes. And painting fall color is a challenge. Too bright, it’s garish. Too low-key, it’s boring. But you’ll have a chance to practice intense color several times a day for a solid week. I’d like to personally invite you to experience this magic firsthand at our Fall Color Week Art and Painting Retreat led by me, PleinAir Magazine’s founder and publisher, Eric Rhoads. (learn more about this painting retreat here)

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