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Driggs Plein Air Festival

2024 ARTIST REGISTRATION IS SOLD OUT. Please email lisa@downtowndriggs.org to be included on the waitlist. Workshop slots are still available but going fast! The 13th Annual Driggs Plein Air Festival will take place for registered artists from July 17-27, 2024. Public Festival dates are Sunday, July 21 – Saturday, July 27th. Plein air workshops will be offered by Suzie Baker, David Koch, and Michael Keyes. Artists and collectors enjoy many activities like the extended Exhibition & Sale, Opening Reception, Quick Draw Competitions, Workshops, Paint-Outs, Competition Awards Ceremony, and Closing Reception. The cancellation and reimbursement (minus 3% credit card processing fee) deadline for festival and workshop registrants is April 22, 2024.

2024 Driggs Plein Air Registered Artists

This list will go live in early July 2024.

Driggs Plein Air Competition Event Information

Downtown Driggs Association’s 13th Annual Driggs Plein Air Festival

Calendar of Events 

Wednesday, July 17 – Saturday, July 27

Wednesday, July 17

10:00 am - Kids Plein Air Painting WORKSHOP taught by Teton Arts

ARTIST CHECK-IN

Driggs City Center, 60 South Main Street, Driggs

Wednesday, July 17 • 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday, July 18 • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday, July 19 • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday, July 20 • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday, July 21 • 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Michael Keyes Plein Air Woodblock WORKSHOP - Wednesday, July 17th, 9am-4pm, LOCATION: Moose Creek Ranch, Victor, Idaho

Visit the Plein Air Painting Workshop link above for details

David Koch Plein Air Painting WORKSHOP - Thursday, July 18 - Friday, July 19, LOCATION TBD

Visit the Plein Air Painting Workshop link above for details

Suzie Baker Plein Air Painting WORKSHOP - Saturday, July 20 – Sunday, July 21, LOCATION TBD

Visit the Plein Air Painting Workshop link above for details

Sunday, July 21

DOWNTOWN SOUNDS CONCERT, OPENING RECEPTION, AND PAINT OUT

Driggs Plaza, 60 South Main Street, Driggs

5:00-8:00 pm *concert starts at 6:00 pm

Free Downtown Sounds Concert 6-8pm with jazz band The Shift

Monday, July 22

PAINT OUT - Grand Targhee Resort • Alta, Wyoming

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Use your free chair lift tickets to meet fellow artists atop Grand Targhee Resort with stunning Teton Views.

OPEN STUDIO Location to be announced

4:00-5:30 pm

Visit the studio of renowned local artist Tamara Callens and learn about her plein air techniques and inspiration.

Gallery and Tent Exhibition and Sales - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Driggs City Center Gallery

Tuesday, July 23

QUICK DRAW • Downtown Tetonia

7:00 am – 11:00 am

Gallery and Tent Exhibition and Sales - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Driggs City Center Gallery

Wednesday, July 24

QUICK DRAW • Location to be announced

7:00 am – 11:00 am

Gallery and Tent Exhibition and Sales - 9:00am - 6:00 pm, Driggs City Center Gallery

Thursday, July 25

FINAL COMPETITION SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE

4:00pm - Final competition submissions due at Driggs City Center
Gallery and Tent Exhibition and Sales - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Driggs City Center Gallery

Friday, July 26

JUDGING, AWARDS CEREMONY, and CLOSING RECEPTION

Driggs Plaza, 60 South Main Street

9:00 am - Competition Judging

9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Peoples Choice Voting

11:00 am - 3:00 pm - Artists Choice Voting

5:00 pm - Awards Ceremony

FREE DOWNTOWN SOUNDS CONCERT

6:00 – 7:00pm, Driggs Plaza

Tent and Gallery Sales - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Driggs City Center Gallery

Saturday, July 27 • ARTIST CHECK-OUT

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Gallery and Tent Exhibition and Sales - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Driggs City Center Gallery

Sunday, July 28 • ARTIST CHECK-OUT

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Gallery and Tent Exhibition and Sales - 9:00 am – 1:00pm, Driggs City Center Gallery

Monday, July 29 – Sunday, September 8 • EXTENDED GALLERY EXHIBITION & ONLINE SALE

Plein Air Festival Sponsors

Downtown Driggs Association is grateful to Driggs Plein Air sponsors who make this beloved annual event possible!

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