The timeline of events for Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival. This list includes both public and artist-only events.

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

Day Time Event Type 
Monday 9:00 – 11:00 am Artists Check-In at Tent in Monument Park Artist-Only
Starting at 11:00am Artists Paint in and around Dexter Public
Tuesday All Day Artists Paint in and around Dexter Public
9:00 – 10:00 am Artists Check-In at Tent in Monument Park Artist-Only
5:30 – 6:00 pm Artists Check-In at Null Taphouse Artist-Only
6:00 – 8:00 pm Opening reception for artists at Null Taphouse Artist-Only
Wednesday All Day Artists Paint in and around Dexter Public
7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast for the artists Artist-Only
12:00 – 1:30 pm Elementary School Age Painting Instruction in Monument Park Registration Required
2:00 – 4:00 pm Middle School Age Painting Instruction in Monument Park Registration Required
4:30 – 6:30 pm High School Age and Above Painting Instruction in Monument Park Registration Required
Thursday All Day Artists Paint in and around Dexter Public
Friday 8:00 – 11:00 am Coffee and donuts for the artists in the gazebo Artist-Only
8:00 – 9:00 am Participating Quick Draw Artists (professional & emerging) deliver framed-ready to hang Plein Air Painting Competition artworks and any reserve paintings and simultaneously register for Quick Draw at the Tent Gallery in Monument Park. Have canvas/paper stamped for Quick Draw Artist-Only
10:00 – 11:00 am Professional Artists deliver framed Plein Air Competition paintings to Tent Gallery in Monument Park Artist-Only
9:30 am – 12:30 pm Quick Draw Competition. Public invited to watch Public & Artist-Only
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Emerging Artists deliver framed Plein Air Competition paintings to Tent Gallery in Monument Park Artist-Only
1:00 – 1:30 pm Quick Draw artists deliver framed artwork to the Tent Gallery in Monument Park Artist-Only
2:00 – 9:00 pm Exhibit Opens and Art Sale Begins Public
2:00 – 4:00 pm Judging in Tent Gallery Artist-Only
2:00 – 4:00 pm Artist's Choice Award Voting Artist-Only
4:30 – 8:30 pm Wine and Craft Beer Reception Public
6:30 – 8:30 pm Musical Entertainment in Monument Park Gazebo Public
5:00 – 5:30 pm Award Ceremony in Tent Gallery Public
5:30 – 6:00 pm Winning Artist photographs Artist-Only
9:00 pm Tent Gallery CLOSED
Saturday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Plein Air Painting Competition Exhibit and Art Sale Public
10:00 – 11:00 am Dexter Art Gardens Docent-lead Tour – meet at statue in Monument Park Public
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Children's Art Event in Monument Park Public
3:00 – 8:00 pm Wine and Craft Beer Reception Public
4:30 – 6:30 pm Musical Entertainment in the Tent Gallery Public
8:00 pm Tent Gallery CLOSED
8:00 – 9:00 pm Artists pick-up any unsold artworks. No early pick-up. Artist-Only