North Carolina

11th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo

Every year, the Plein Air Convention brings the foremost artists in their fields to share their best practices and techniques with you for five days of high-impact art instruction. It’s your chance to be part of a family of artists and to learn from the very top painters in the world.

Each action-packed day includes indoor demonstrations on four stages by the world’s leading artists, including specialty sessions for oil, watercolor, pastel, and acrylic. A chance to sample the techniques of a faculty of over 80 painters.
ALL of the Plein Air Convention expert artists and speakers are highly vetted and hand-selected by PleinAir Magazine. Some of these artists are impossible to get and have flown in from across the world.

The Plein Air Convention is the experience of a lifetime. Make new friends, learn from the world’s top artists, paint amazing beauty, learn to sell more art, and get access to great art materials. It’s fun! Be ready to laugh a lot.

Sample and buy the latest materials and products, including many plein air-specific materials you won’t find in stores. A chance to meet the people with the top brands, ask questions, and see the newest products. Open to the public.