En Plein Air is a French expression which means 'in the open air' and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. While artists have long painted outside, the popularity of plein air painting increased in the 1870′s with the introduction of paint in tubes and the box easel.
Plein air painting challenges artists to channel quickly changing environments onto paper or canvas.
Plein Air Moab celebrates open air painting in breathtaking environments of Moab, Canyonlands, Arches National Park and the Colorado River each year in early October.
The week-long gathering of artists & art lovers in Moab, UT, culminates in competitions & awards, public art sales, and the shared appreciation for art in the southwest.