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2018 City of Glendale Plein Air Competition

  • City of Glendale 5835 West Palmaire Avenue Glendale, AZ, 85301 United States (map)

Artists are invited to paint outdoor scenes throughout Glendale, including the historic downtown area, which will be filled with all kinds of chocolate, people and entertainment on Saturday, Feb. 10, during the Plein Air Painting Competition held during the Glendale Chocolate Affaire.

City of Glendale

2018 Plein Air Painting Competition

Saturday, February 10, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  •  Promenade on Palmaire in downtown Glendale

5835 West Palmaire Avenue • Glendale, Arizona 85301

The event is open to artists (18 years of age & older) who paint using the Plein Air technique in oil, watercolor, acrylic or pastel.  Plein Air (open air) paintings are executed outdoors.

Paintings must be done within Glendale city limits. Canvas size not to exceed 18x24. All artists must bring their own materials and easels and register prior to any work being done. Registration will take place from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on event day at the Promenade on Palmaire in downtown Glendale.

Between 3:30 to 4:00 p.m., artists will line up with their artworks on easels along the Promenade on Palmaire for judging to begin at 4:00 p.m.  Award categories are purchase awards and the winning

paintings will be accessioned into the City of Glendale’s permanent art collection.  The award categories are:

                                    •  Council Choice Award - $1,000 award

                                    •  Best of Show - $1,000 award

                                    •  Second Place - $500 award

                                    •  Third Place - $250 award

This event is presented by the City of Glendale Public Art Program in conjunction with Special Events and the Annual Glendale Chocolate Affaire, which takes place on February 9-11, 2018.

Rules and Registration Form

For more information, please visit the “Artist Opportunities” page at, email or call 623.930.3557.

Earlier Event: February 3
Phon D. Sutton Recreation Area Paint Out
Later Event: February 17
Jewel of the Creek Preserve Paint Out