The 17th annual Sonoma Plein Air Festival will be September 9-14, 2019, bringing acclaimed artists to Sonoma for a week in September to paint, show and sell their work to benefit youth art education in Sonoma. The Sonoma Plein Air Foundation facilitates artists, art organizations, public schools and the community to create, appreciate and understand the importance of visual arts. Seeking to engage youth through art education, foster artistic excellence, nurture a vibrant local arts community and bring people together for experiences that inspire a creative exchange of ideas.
Since 2002, the Sonoma Plein Air Foundation has contributed more than $1,200,000 dollars to support youth art education in Sonoma.
Quick Draw Event
5 -7 pm
Plein Air artists set up easels around the Plaza on Farmer's Market Tuesday and have 90 minutes to complete a painting, frame and display it for immediate sale. Visitors watch the artists paint and can acquire their favorite on the spot!
Gala Dinner and Auction in Sonoma
Artists, patrons and guests gather for a special evening to raise funds for the Foundation and see the Artists' Choice Award, along with the artists favorite paintings of the week, available at a silent auction.
The 2019 Gala will be held at Cornerstone.