About the Festival
The 2016 Castine Plein Air Festival will take place on July 21, 22 and 23. An artist's reception will be held the evening of July 20th. Invitees include juried artists, festival committee members, sponsors and guests. After registering on Thursday morning, artists will be free to create their work around Castine on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. A Reception, Award Ceremony, and Art Sale will take place on Saturday from 4 to 6 pm in the Alfond Student Center at the MMA. The reception is free and open to the public.
The festival has juried 40 fabulous artists from a large applicant pool. Please click on the link to the right to see a list of our 2016 particpating artists and their web sites. The Artist's Handbook for participating artists provides everything you need to know about festival rules and guidelines.
The visitor to Castine will find first class lodging in three fine coastal inns. And there are a number of additional housing options in the town as well. We are very proud of our local shops and galleries which offer the best of Maine art and gifts. 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.
Information for juried artists
Painting by Joshua Adam, Adam Gallery, Castine
Read about last year's festival.
Includes photos from the Plein Air Festival and other CAA events.