2019 Yellowstone Plein Air Invitational
The second annual Yellowstone Plein Air Invitational will be held September 24-29, 2019.
The 5-day invitational celebrates the current and historical presence of art in Yellowstone.
Sixteen of the nation’s best artists will paint “en plein air” (outside on-site) for five days in various locations throughout Yellowstone National Park.
Park visitors have the opportunity to attend daily painting demonstrations and a paint-out that gathers all artists to paint in one location on Saturday, September 28.
Artists paint throughout Yellowstone. Painting demonstrations will take place at the following times and locations:
Sept. 24 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Specimen Ridge Trailhead
Sept. 25 | 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Yellowstone Lake Hotel
Sept. 26 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Artist Point
Sept. 27 | 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Castle Geyser
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Morning Paint-Out at Madison Junction. Artists will have two hours to complete a painting of Yellowstone.
11 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m.- 3 p.m.: Family-friendly plein air art activities at the Yellowstone Art & Photography Center at Old Faithful.
6 p.m.-9 p.m.: VIP banquet and art auction at Old Faithful Lodge Recreation Hall. Studio paintings from each artist will be exhibited alongside plein air work painted during the event. Purchase tickets here.
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Exhibition and sale open to the public at Old Faithful Lodge Recreation Hall.
Join us for a special weekend event, September 27-29, 2019, celebrating the current and historical importance of art in Yellowstone. Throughout the weekend, guests will interact with artists, listen to art-themed presentations, and choose from a variety of field excursions. This program is exclusive to Yellowstone Forever Society supporters.
Saturday, Sept. 28
Join us on Saturday evening for a VIP banquet and auction featuring studio painting from each artist alongside plein air work painted during the week.
The banquet will be held from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Old Faithful Lodge Recreation Hall. Lodging is available at the Old Faithful Inn and Snow Lodge for Saturday, September 28. Instructions for how to reserve your room will be shared after your ticket is purchased.