Welcome and thank you for attending!

Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival. This list focuses on events open to the public.

This year’s festival runs from Monday, August 13th, to Saturday, August 18th.

Day Time Event
Monday Starting at 11:00 am Artists Paint in and around Dexter
Tuesday All Day Artists Paint in and around Dexter
Wednesday All Day Artists Paint in and around Dexter
12:00 – 1:30 pm Elementary School Age "Cookies and Canvas" in Monument Park. Registration Required
2:00 – 4:00 pm Middle School Age "Cookies and Canvas" in Monument Park. Registration Required
4:30 – 6:30 pm High School Age and Above "Cookies and Canvas" in Monument Park. Registration Required
Thursday All Day Artists Paint in and around Dexter
Friday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Quick Draw Painting Competition. Public invited to watch.
2:00 – 9:00 pm Friday Night Exhibit Opens – Artwork available for immediate purchase
4:30 – 8:30 pm Wine and Craft Beer Reception in the Tent Gallery
6:30 – 8:30 pm Musical Entertainment in the Monument Park Gazebo (Friday Night Music Series)
5:00 – 5:30 pm Award Ceremony
9:00 pm Tent Gallery CLOSED
Saturday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Plein Air Painting Competition Exhibit and Sale
10:00 – 11:00 am Dexter Art Gardens Docent-lead Tour – meet at statue in Monument Park
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Children's Chalk Art Event in Monument Park
3:00 – 8:00 pm Wine and Craft Beer Reception
4:30 – 6:30 pm Musical Entertainment in the Tent Gallery
8:00 pm Tent Gallery CLOSED