Cedarburg, WI Plein Air Festival | Open Air Painting w/ 165 Artists

Celebrate the Arts at Cedarburg, WI Plein Air Festival

Get ready to “paint the town” at the annual Paint Cedarburg event in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Over 165 artists, and countless art lovers gather every year to celebrate this “open-air” style of painting. It’s a wonderful time to get outside and discover all of the talent of the participating artists, as well as the beauty and charm of our quaint small town. The event will run from June 8 –15, 2024, with numerous events free and open to the public! Join us at our Cedarburg, WI bed and breakfast for this wonderful event! Check out the details below!

Woman Painting at the Cedarburg, WI Plein Arts Festival

If you’re not familiar with the Plein Air (open-air) movement, you will quickly become a fan. It started in 19th Century France as artists took to the outdoors to find inspiration and see how the changing of the sunlight affected their paintings. This artistic revolution quickly gained popularity in the 1800s and remains a favored style of painting today.

Paint Cedarburg, Cedarburg’s plein air festival, is the largest of its kind in the midwest. Over 165 local and national artists will step out of their studios for the open air and natural landscapes of Ozaukee County. The paintings produced throughout will feature small-town charm, historic icons, and countryside beauty. This event will produce more than 600 original paintings.

We have the pleasure to host many of these artists each year and are honored to sponsor the event again this year. We’re also very pleased to showcase several local pieces of art in our luxurious guest rooms and in our lobby for viewing by the public.


Cedarburg Plein Arts Festival - Man Painting Outside

Take Home a Painting for Your Own Collection

The event wraps up with a painting exhibit and art sale, where you’ll be able to take home a painting to remember your visit! Don’t miss your opportunity to take home your favorite pieces from these talented artists! See more details and event schedule. You’ll want to book early for this event as it’s one of the most popular times to visit Cedarburg and stay at Washington House Inn! Our centrally located inn is within walking distance to all of the event’s festivities as well as several restaurants and pubs, making us a convenient place to stay in downtown Cedarburg.

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