About the Festival
This year the 2019 Castine Plein Air Festival will be held on July 25, 26 and 27. The Castine Arts Association will welcome juried artists to Castine on Wednesday, July 24th at a reception with sponsors and volunteers. Painting will begin early on the morning of Thursday, July 25th after artists register at the Town Common. We hope for good weather for the next three days. An Award Ceremony, Reception, and Art Sale will be held at the Alfond Student Center at Maine Maritime Academy on Pleasant Street from 4 to 6pm on Saturday July 27th. The public is cordially invited. Each artist will display their artwork for sale. Our judges will select awards for the first, second and third place paintings, and five honorable mention paintings. A special CAA "Castine Captured" award will be given to the artist who's painting captures a unique feel of Castine.
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.