About the Festival
The 2018 Castine Plein Air Festival will be held on July 19 - 21. The festival will begin with artist registration on the Castine Town Common on Thursday morning July 19th at 6 am. Artists will paint throughout the town for the next three days. The festival will conclude on Saturday afternoon, July 21, with an awards ceremony, reception and art sale at the Maine Maritime Academy Alfond Student Center on Pleasant St. The public is invited to the reception and art sale from 4 to 6 pm.
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.