North Shore & Cape Ann Events

Cape Ann Plein Air Festival

Start date: October 8, 2023 - End date: October 15, 2023
All-day event
Art & Exhibitions | Festivals | Outdoor Activities
For nearly two centuries, Cape Ann has been a destination for painters who prefer to paint out-of-doors, or “en plein air.”  To honor this time-honored tradition, the Cape Ann Plein Air organization hosts a week-long plein-air painting celebration and competition every October. Organized by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, seARTS, and Cape Ann’s leading arts and culture organizations, the communities will see up to 40 of the finest artists in the nation compete for prizes and awards. Learn more. Cape Ann Plein Air Annual Painting Competition & Festival