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Celebrating Alberta's Natural Beauty through

Outdoor Painting Adventures

From the wide open skies of the prairies, to the rugged peaks of the Canadian Rockies, Alberta offers a spectacular array of landscapes and open-air spaces for all artists to explore.

Spray Valley, Kananaskis

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What You'll Need

If you're new to plein-air painting, here are some basics you should consider before venturing outside.


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Where to Paint

Find that hidden jem of a painting location and share your favourite spots with other artists.

Painting locations

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Share your recent work and view work by other local artists.


About Us

Plein Air Alberta aims to grow and support the artistic community across Alberta, and encourage its artists to go outside and create within our province’s spectacular landscape. We hope to raise the profile of Alberta as an artistic centre in Canada, as well as help promote and preserve our natural wilderness areas.



Plein Air Alberta launches its new website…finally!

Although it’s still very much a work in progress, the new site finally went live today. Yay!


Third Annual Bragg Creek Plein Air Event and Art Festival

On September 20th – 29th / 2019, Art Country Canada in Bragg Creek has organized the Third Annual Bragg Creek Plein Air Event and Art Festival.

Luminous Plein Air Oil Painting with Sharon Lynn Williams – Leighton Art Centre

Join Sharon Lynn Williams at the Leighton Art Centre for a Plein Air painting workshop (registration required) on August 24th – 25th, 2019.