En plein air is a French term that translates literally as “in the open air.” The term “plein-air painting,” as it is currently used, usually refers to paintings that are completed on location. 

Sedona’s renown Plein Air Festival is just that…invited, acclaimed artists come to Sedona and paint “en plein air” from October 13 – 20, 2018. There are over 25 local and visiting artists who have been invited this year. With demonstrations, workshops, receptions, exhibitions, lectures, and incredible free events, this year’s festival is sure to amaze and astound!

2018 Image Award: Qiang Huang

Award Winning Sedona Plein Air Festival Painting by Qiang Huang

Come and celebrate this wonderful festival, these esteemed artists, and this beautiful town. Who knows – you might find your next masterpiece! 

For a schedule of events, please visit http://sedonapleinairfestival.com.

El Portal Sedona Hotel takes great pride in sharing all of  Sedona’s festivals and festivities. Reserve your rooms with us at 1.800.313.0017 or http://tinyurl.com/ElPortalBookOnline.

We are a AAA Four Diamond, pet friendly hotel, with no pet fees. Yes, your pet stays free at this boutique hotel! We also offer our guests personalized concierge services for the Sedona area. We love to help you with the local festivals, tours, events, activities, and more. 

El Portal's Grand Canyon Suite's Fireplace and Pet Friendly private Patio

El Portal Sedona Hotel’s Grand Canyon Suite – Fireplace and Pet Friendly Private Patio