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Event Description

Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is pleased to host the annual Plein Air Nantucket, a plein air painting festival. This week long event is free and open to all artists at any skill level who wish to paint outdoors and enjoy the camaraderie of painting with peers. Freshly painted works from this event come in and hang daily on our designated “Wet Walls” in the Big Gallery, and they are available for purchase. Frank Swift Chase Awards for excellence in en plein air painting are presented on the last day.
6/11 - Sign up starts 10 am at Big Gallery (& painting can begin the day before, to start our “Wet Walls” immediately).
Artists can sign up any day, no fee to participate.
6/12 - Annual Paint Out day - Around Folger’s Marsh - 2 locations UMass Field Station and Shipwreck Museum - 10 am onward; free bus travel from town to Shipwreck Museum and back is available!
6/13 - Quick Paint day - 10 am to 12:30 pm - 2 simultaneous locations TBA
6/14-16 - Paint, paint, paint. Last drop off for art is 1:30 pm on Sunday.
6./16 - Sunday Closing Reception and Frank Swift Chase Awards - Big Gallery - 5 pm

More Info

Festival Contact: Bobby Frazier,