It doesn't seem possible, but the first time we learned of the Augusta Plein Air Art Festival was three years ago. We were getting ready to open up the Inn, and Nick and I stopped in Augusta to grab some breakfast. There were scores of people milling around and we found that they were all artists, here in the region to paint outside. Who knew? Apparently we had a lot to learn.
That same day one of the artists, Spencer Meagher, met us at our yet-to-be-opened bed & breakfast to paint some landscapes. From that day on we were hooked on Plein Air!
Augusta will be hosting their 2016 Plein Air Art Festival from April 21st through May 1st. Award-winning artists from across the country will be flocking to the Historic Missouri Wine Country to paint throughout the countryside.
Want to be part of something fun? Come on out to one of the events to watch these beautiful creations. You can get more information about the daily events below at:
We are helping to co-sponsor one of the daily events with our friends at Sugar Creek Winery on Tuesday, April 26th from 9 am until 2 pm.
We currently feature several Plein Air artists in our Gallery at Defiance:
Teddy Jackson, Tammie Dickerson, Spencer Meagher, Tatyana Robberts, and Mike Phelps
If you're looking for a fun way to spend a day, come on out to one of the open events or come to the final sale on May 1st.