A Celebration of Art in the World’s First National Park
The second annual Yellowstone Plein Air Invitational, September 24-29, 2019, 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.
Presentation of art
A selection of the artists’ “wet paintings” produced during the week will be displayed alongside studio-produced pieces at the Old Faithful Lodge Recreation Hall. These pieces will be available for viewing and purchase on Sunday, September 29. A portion of proceeds from the event will benefit Yellowstone National Park priority projects and education initiatives.
Please join us for these exciting activities in 2019!
September 24 – September 27
Artists paint throughout Yellowstone. Painting demonstrations will take place at the following times and locations:
September 24 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Specimen Ridge Trailhead
September 25 – 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Yellowstone Lake Hotel
September 26 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Artist Point
September 27 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Castle Geyser
Morning Paint-Out at Madison Junction. Artists will have two hours to complete a painting of Yellowstone.
Family-friendly plein air painting at the Yellowstone Art & Photography Center at Old Faithful.
6:00 to 9:00 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.
Exhibition and sale open to the public at Old Faithful Lodge Recreation Hall.
Event details will be updated regularly—please check back for the latest information.
Summer 2019: Visit the Yellowstone Art & Photography Center at Old Faithful this summer to view studio work of participating Plein Air Invitational artists.
View photos from the inaugural event in 2018.
Yellowstone Society Insider Excursion
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.
Learn more about the 2019 event here. Not yet a member of the Yellowstone Society? Learn more here.