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Elora Plein Air Festival Weekend Event

May 16 @ 8:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm

The annual Elora Plein Air Festival!!   Artists will be painting “en plein air” throughout the community to capture the charm and warmth of our region. The weekend culminates with an art show and sale in the gallery at the Elora Centre for the Arts

Festival Weekend Events:

  • Thursday, May 16th through Saturday, May 18th discover artists painting outdoors in Fergus, Elora, and the surrounding countryside.  You may even find them out at night painting capturing a nocturne view.
  • There will be other fun events to engage in during the festival, such as walking tours, music and great food.
  • Plein Air Painting Demo: An experienced plein air artist and teacher will show and explain the process and technique of painting ‘en plein air’.
  • Saturday, May 18th, 9 am through 1 pm – Fergus Quick Paint: A fast-paced and fun competition -the artists have 2 hours, from 9 am to 11 am to complete a  painting and submit it for the Quick Paint judging. This year’s Quick Paint will be in the beautiful downtown core of Fergus where artists will capture the street scenes, bridges, and river views.  Provost Lane will be the ‘home base’  where the show and sale of the quick paint works will take place and the judge will ward the Best Quick Paint prize.
  • Sunday, May 19th, noon through 5 pm – Elora Plein Air Festival Show and Sale: This is the culmination of the artists’ efforts and they are ready to share and celebrate. In the galleries, there’s a buzz of excitement as people come in to view and buy the beautiful works the artists created over the previous 3 days.  Meet the artists, discover a piece you can’t resist, vote for your favourite for the People’s Choice award, and just enjoy the show!

To find out more about this outdoor weekend event please visit the Elora Plein Air website.


May 16 @ 8:00 am
May 19 @ 5:00 pm
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