Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

North Tahoe Plein Air

Posted on May 20, 2017
Filed Under North Tahoe Art Scene

Plein Air Exhibit at North Tahoe ArtsArtists will be painting en plein air, or in the open air, at local venues as part of the North Lake Tahoe Plein Air that happens every September.

Participating artists will gather to paint the breathtaking scenery of North Lake Tahoe, and organized Paint-Outs will take place throughout the North Lake Tahoe for artists to gather and paint local landscapes. You may spot artists painting along the lake shore, in scenic valleys or blooming meadows.

After a week of painting the scenery of North Lake Tahoe “en plein air,” in the open air,  the participating artists will select their best pieces to display and compete.

The Artists Reception and Collectors Party offers the only opportunity to see the entire competition art show and purchase the best of the best. It also offers the chance to be present as the awards are announcedThis is an exclusive opportunity to purchase artwork fresh from the field, before it becomes available to the public. Some of the paintings may still be wet!

Andy Skaff Tahoe Culture North Tahoe ArtsThe reception will host light fare and wine. Artwork on display will also be part of a juried competition for the artists with awards and prizes announced at the reception. This is the best opportunity to purchase the best artwork fresh from the field, before they become available to the public – some to the paintings will still be wet! Pre-sale tickets are $35 per person, $50 per person week of the event.

Artist registration cost is $85-$100 per artist.

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling (530) 581-2787.

Galleries and Artisan Shop are open daily 11 a.m.-5 p.m, closed Tuesdays in October.


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