Get your tickets for the 18th annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational and Collectors Gala coming your way October 8-16! Hosted by the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, this annual event draws art lovers and artists from around the globe. Laguna Beach, the beloved beachside community and home to historical artistic colonies, turns the seaside into an outdoor painting studio for a full week each October. Here, you’ll find the most prestigious plein air art festival in the world.
The globe’s best plein air artists compete in the Painting Invitational, and you get to enjoy viewings and workshops featuring the top landscape artists of the year. Participate in public paint-outs, demos and conversations. A host of activities are on hand for all ages, and it all culminates in the Collectors Gala, where awards and celebrations are the highlight of the night.
In “Plein” Sight
This year’s gala takes place October 14 and is hosted by Tivoli Too, a gorgeous venue in Laguna Canyon. Tickets are available now and may be available at the door, but it’s best to plan in advance for this popular event! You won’t want to miss this showcase, and tickets include admission to the following two-day art show.
Eighteen years ago, the festival was established by famed plein air painters including Edgar Payne and Anna Hills, who were key in establishing Laguna Beach’s first art gallery. All proceeds benefit the non-profit host, who is committed to preserving the region’s plein air heritage. Get your tickets online now!