Castine Plein Air Festival 2014

Virginia Pierrepont at the 2013 festival

Come Watch Artists Paint Castine!

The Castine Arts Association is delighted to announce that the 2014 festival will be a three day event, thanks to the enthusiastic response by artists, art collectors, sponsors and art enthusiasts to the 2013 Castine Plein Air Festival.

The coastal town of Castine, Maine is the ideal setting for plein air painting. The town and surrounding Penobscot Bay area are endowed with a rich history of art and have been a popular destination for many of America's most famous artists for over 150 years. The area possesses a stunning collection of beautiful landscapes, rugged coastlines, historic architecture, and an abundance of New England charm.

About the Exhibition

This year's festival will take place on July 24, 25 and 26. Over forty artists have been juried to participate in the festival. Painting will begin on the morning of July 24th after artist register at the Town Common, and will conclude on the evening of July 26th with an exhibition and sale of the art created over three days of painting. The exhibition will be in an enlarged Harborview Room, Alfond Student Center, at the Maine Maritime Academy where exhibit space will be double that of last year.

The public is invited to enjoy the three days of the festival and to attend the Exhibition and Sale on July 26th, and purchase fabulous plein air artwork.

Visiting Castine

The visitor to Castine will find first class lodging in three fine coastal inns. Recreation and entertainment opportunities are many, including visiting museums offering exhibits focused on historical significance to Castine, the peninsula, and elsewhere. And when a busy day builds an appetite, one can always find the right establishment to satisfy the palate.

Artist Prospectus

Information for artists and Plein Air Festival enrollment form

2014 Sponsorship Form

Help to sponsor the festival, provide artist housing, or allow artists to paint on your property.

2014 Festival Poster

With thanks to all of our sponsors

Artist's Handbook

Important information for our Juried Artists

2014 Juried Artists

2014 Sponsors & Donors


2013 Festival Archives

Read about last year's festival.

2013 Photo Gallery

Includes photos from the Plein Air Festival and other CAA events.