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Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational

Each year Laguna Beach turns into an outdoor painting studio with the west coast's most prestigious plein air art event, the Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational.

Painting on a cliffside

This 8-day event showcases the nation's top plein air landscape painters who compete for prestigious prizes and participate in the week-long festivities including public paint-outs, painting demonstrations and conversations, and educational events. Culminating with the highly anticipated Collectors' Soirée Gala where attendees get the first look at the original art created throughout the week and presented for award consideration. Check back for a list of events taking place at the next Invitational. 

painting the plein air surf
painting the plein air dunes
patrons of plein air painting