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.

Although we recognize that landscape painting is essentially a solitary exercise, we also think that an important part of supporting the artistic process is having a vibrant and growing artistic community to encourage and enable artists to thrive. Also, Alberta’s wilderness areas can not only be a challenge creatively, but also physically. So, to foster that sense of community so important to an artists development, and to provide… well, safety in numbers, our hope is this site will bring artists together from all regions of Alberta, encourage them to go outside and explore the vast natural beauty our province has to offer, and provide a connection for otherwise isolated or novice artists to the larger creative community.