Plein Air Convention & Expo

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Plein Air Convention & Expo

Published on April 10, 2018

The Plein Air Convention & Expo is the world’s largest plein air event. It’s like the Woodstock of outdoor painting. By attending the 2018 Plein Air Convention, you’ll make personal connections with 80-plus of the world’s top painters , plus 900 of your peers, and you’ll discover amazing techniques to transform your painting skills. They will have painting demonstrations on four stages, plus each day you will go out painting and break the world record for the most plein air painters painting in one place simultaneously.

The event takes place in Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 16-20, 2018. There is an optional 1 1/2 day pre-convention workshop with leading artist Kevin MacPherson (April 15), plus an art show, expo hall filled with art supply vendors and more. All events will take place at the Buffalo Thunder Resort.

For more information, or to register, visit:

To see more events, please visit the ARC Calendar.