Driggs Plein Air Festival

Driggs Plein Air Festival

The 12th Annual Driggs Plein Air Festival will take place for registered artists from July 19-29, 2023. Public Festival dates are Sunday, July 23 – Saturday, July 29th. Plein air workshops will be offered by Ken Spencer and Julie Davis. 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.

2023 Driggs Plein Air Registered Artists

Darrell Allen, Katelyn Baird, Anne Becker, Allen Brockbank, Eileen Brown, Jude Chilen, Mary Corp, Liz Covairt, Trina Craig, David Dean, Alison Dickson, Dave English, Mike Fallier, Christy Fuller, Jonathan Gaetke, Bonnie Griffith, Günther Haidenthaller, Olga Hegner, Kara Hidalgo, Daniel Hidalgo, Anthony Hilscher, Dione Holt, Hai-Ou Hou, William Houston, Karen Jacobsen, Brian Johnson, Al Johnson, Michael Keyes, Helen Keyes, Rick Kinateder, Carolyn Kollegger, Laurie LaMere, Blake Luther, Gerald Mace, David Marty, Johanna McCormick, Heather McCullough, Jean McDonough, Teri McLaren, Trish Melander, Bobbi Miller, Russ Mowry, Jordan Nice, Ruth Nordstrom, Timothy Padilla, Nolan Parson, David Peacock, Susan P. Perin, LeeAnn Ramey, Maria Ressler, Patricia Romines, Julie Rumsey, Bryce Samuelson, Ryan Schoeck, Ian Scott, Michael Sessions, Patty Slade, Arlene Snider in Memory of Dale Snider, Paula Soper, Steve Spencer, Steve Stauffer, Marianne Sturken, Emily Thomas, Sue Tyler, Lane Valiante, Fanie Van, Thomas Van Stein, Benjamin Walter, Helga Watkins, Chi E. Shenam Westin, Elizabeth White, Andy White, Emma Woolstenhulme, Marina Zavalova

Driggs Plein Air Competition Event Information

Downtown Driggs Association’s 12th Annual Driggs Plein Air Festival

Calendar of Events 

Wednesday, July 19 – Sunday, July 23


Driggs City Center, 60 South Main Street, Driggs

Wednesday, July 19 • 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday, July 20 • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday, July 21 • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday, July 22 • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday, July 23 • 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday July 20 - Friday, July 21

Ken Spencer WORKSHOP (Full)

8:00am - 12:00pm (break) 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Saturday, July 22 – Sunday, July 23

Julie Davis WORKSHOP (Full)

8:30am - 12:00pm (break) 1:30 - 5:00 pm

Sunday, July 23


Driggs Plaza, 60 South Main Street, Driggs

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

Free Downtown Sounds Concert with Batdorf & The Brother Wolf with food from Captain Ron’s Barbecue and drinks from Two Mountain Winery and Citizen 33 Brewery

Monday, July 24

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.

DWAYNE HARTY OPEN STUDIO *open to the public

1032 Avalanche Circle, Victor, Idaho

3:00-5:00 pm

View the works of master wildlife artist and plein air painter Dwayne Harty in his home studio and learn about his technique and inspirations. Refreshments provided.

Works in progress will be on display for the international traveling exhibition Bison Forever – Dwayne Harty: A North American and European Conservation Legacy from Near Extinction to Cultural Restoration. Harty’s work is in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Wildlife Art and was commissioned by The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative as their artist for the 2011-2012 exhibition, Yellowstone to Yukon: The Journey of Wildlife and Art.

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

Tuesday, July 25

QUICK DRAW • Downtown Driggs

7:00 am – 11:00 am

ARTIST TALK by Meghan Hanson

Foxtrot Fine Art, 160 East Little Avenue, Driggs

5:30 – 7:00pm

Join architect Meghan Hansen as she tells the story of her stunning plein air sketchbooks created during her time long-distance running across North America and China. Refreshments provided.

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

Wednesday, July 26

QUICK DRAW • Location to be announced

7:00 am – 11:00 am

FREE DOWNTOWN SOUNDS CONCERT • WindSync’s Peter and the Wolf performance

6:00-7:00 pm, Driggs Plaza *catered towards youth and families

Gallery and Tent Exhibition and Sales - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, Driggs City Center Gallery

Thursday, July 27

FREE DOWNTOWN SOUNDS CONCERT • WindSync’s Interstellar Cinderella performance

10:30 – 11:30 am, Driggs Plaza *catered towards youth and families


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 28


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 • WindSync’s Gardens and Galaxies performance

6:00 – 7:00pm, Driggs Plaza

Tent and Gallery Sales - 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Driggs City Center Gallery

Saturday, July 29 • 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 30 • 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, August 1 – Sunday, September 10 • 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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