Festival Dates – August 16-20, 2021

2021 Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival Update

The Dexter Arts, Culture, and Heritage Committee would like to announce that the 2021 Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival is moving forward. In general it will follow the same format as last year in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines.

The Committee is implementing the following changes impacting participating artists:

  • Participating artists will check-in and paint on their own as normal within the Dexter School District boundaries between August 16th and Aug 2oth.
  • Registration deadline will be July 15th for all artists.
  • There will not be a separation of professional and amateur categories.
  • There will be no in-person Festival Tent, exhibit or public reception. Instead, an online exhibit will open at the end of the event for artists to sell their paintings to the general public.
  • We will ask artists to maintain social distancing guidelines, and wear masks when unable to maintain at least 6’ separation from other artists and area residents.
  • Because prizes usually come from corporate sponsorships, and local sponsorships are currently unavailable, we are unable to award any prizes this year, and no judging will take place. There will not be a separation of professional and amateur categories.
  • There will be no in-person Festival Tent, exhibit or public reception. Instead, an online exhibit will open at the end of the event for artists to sell their paintings to the general public.
  • Artists will be asked to submit photos of their paintings within 2 days of the conclusion of the event. Artists will take their paintings home with them.
  • All parameters for artwork as described in the Artist Guide on our website will apply.
  • All works submitted will be available for purchase, and artists are expected to include shipping costs in their price.
  • Paintings produced at previous Paint Dexter Plein Air Festivals that have not sold may also be submitted for sale.
  • A standard 30% commission on artwork will apply.
  • We will not be able to host the Tuesday Artists Reception.
  • We will ask artists to maintain social distancing guidelines, and wear masks when unable to maintain at least 6’ separation from other artists and area residents.
  • If you are an artist that previously registered for the Festival and would like to withdraw, please contact us.

The following changes will impact Festival Patrons:

  • We will not be hosting an adult workshop or children’s event this year either. We hope to resume those in 2022.
  • The painting sale will take place in an online format.