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North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open

June 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

plein art festival in tahoe

North Tahoe Arts is excited to host the North Lake Tahoe Plein Air Open again this year! Artists of all levels from all over the country will gather in North Lake Tahoe for the week of June 12-16, 2018 to paint the breathtaking scenery of North Lake Tahoe “en plein air,” in the open air.

The Corison Gallery at North Tahoe Arts will have an exhibit featuring the works of these artists that is free and open to the public over the five days.


Tuesday, June 12

  • Champagne Reception (all are welcome!) & Registration
    Artists arrive and register, canvas stamping, and 2 paintings for the event-long exhibit in the Corison Gallery at North Tahoe Arts. Refreshments will be served. 
  • Artist Connect
    Informal meet-up at Gatekeepers to paint and meet
  • 1pm-5pm
    NLT Plein Air Open 
    Exhibit and Sale  

Wednesday, June 13

  • Organized Paint Out @Blackwood
    Refreshments provided.
  • 11am-5pm
    NLT Plein Air Open 
    Exhibit and Sale
  • 4pm-6pm
    Painting Demonstration and French Picnic-themed refreshments

Thursday, June 14

  • 9am-12pm
    Farmers Market Quick-Draw Competition @Commons Beach
    Come watch the artists create a new painting on the spot in only 2 hours! Quick Draw winner will be announced at 11am. Paintings will then be on display for the judges to award prizes and for the public to view. Other organized activities for the artists include two morning paint-outs and painting demonstration.
  • Artists free to paint around Lake Tahoe/Truckee.
  • 11am-5pm
    NLT Plein Air Open 
    Exhibit and Sale 

Friday, June 15

  • Organized Paint Out, location TBA, refreshments provided
  • Artists drop off paintings for judging and Reception at North Tahoe Arts’ Corison Gallery.

Saturday, June 16

  • 12pm-5pm
    Open Exhibit & Sale (All artwork for sale. Stop by before or during TCDA’s Tahoe City Food & Wine Classic). And don’t forget to vote for the “People’s Choice” award!
  • 12pm
    Main Competition Awards Presentation 

  • 3pm
    People’s Choice Award announced


June 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am
June 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


North Tahoe Arts
380 North Lake Blvd.
Tahoe CIty, CA 96145 United States
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North Lake Tahoe Arts
(530) 581-2787