Welcome new and returning artists, thank you for your interest in the Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival.

Participation in the Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival requires that you register as either a professional or emerging artist. Competition, judging, and prizes are awarded per category. Professional artist participation requires jury review and invitation. Emerging and Professional artist categories offer a limited number of participants so get started early.


Professional and Emerging Artist Registration

To participate in this year’s festival please use the following form to register. We’ll email you a confirmation with additional information. If you have any issues with the registration form, please send an e-mail to paintdexter@gmail.com.

Be sure to read the Artist’s Guide before you register.

There is no walk-on registration. See our No Walk-on Policy for details.

Space is limited.

Artists Needing Accommodation

Artists interested in being hosted by a Dexter-area resident are asked to click the link below and fill out the associated form. There is no guarantee that accommodations will be found, and matching will be made on a first-come-first-served basis depending on the availability of host families.