About the Festival
The Castine Arts Association is pleased to be hosting the third annual Castine Plein Air Festival on July 23, 24 and 25. We have juried 42 excellent plein air artists from whom a feast of art will be produced. The festival will begin on Thursday morning, July 23, with artist registration at the Town Common. Artists will have their canvases stamped, and will receive an artist packet with important materials for the Exhibition and Sale on Saturday. The Reception, Exhibition and Sale will be held, once again, in the Alfond Student Center of the Maine Maritime Academy. This year the time for the Exhibiton will be 4 to 6 PM to encourage art enthusiasts from farther away to attend, as well as provide the ability for our artists to return home at a reasonable hour, should they wish to leave after the Exhibition and Sale. We look forward to another fabulous festival with art and enjoyment for all.
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.