The 2022 Coastal VA Plein Air will be held Wednesday, April 20 through Sunday, April 24, 2022 in Norfolk, Virginia.

This popular arts event brings local, regional, and nationally known plein air artists to paint “en plein air” (in the open air) throughout our coastal community.

Plein Air PaintingSeveral events will be held during the five-day festival.  During the first few days and evenings, artists paint at various sites throughout the broader Tidewater community. The area is diverse and beautiful and paintings often include seascapes, cityscapes, gardens, architecture, and favorite landmarks, among other subjects. The event culminates with a Collector's Party where patrons have the first opportunity to purchase art.  This is followed by a Public Art Show and Sale.  Details for the various events are not yet available.

Funds raised are used to support public art and art education for the community.

Professional plein air artists are invited to apply to participate in the event.  Applications will be available on October 1, 2021 on this website and will be announced on our Facebook Page. 

Thank you for supporting the arts.