Paint the Town – Alpharetta Plein Air

2025 Date TBA

Arts Alpharetta, in partnership with the City of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau, looks forward to the annual PAINT THE TOWN 5-day juried plein air invitational this May 7-11, 2024.

Plein air, from the French term en plein air, is the method of painting outdoors directly from life. It has become a wildly popular practice with artists across the world and this event is the first of its kind in Alpharetta.

Art lovers will have the chance to watch artists in action around our fair city with opportunities to purchase original art with hometown appeal, featuring locations such as Alpharetta City Center, parks, gardens and more.

For more information and updates, please visit Arts Alpharetta

2024 Schedule of Events

Workshop: A Simplified Approach to Painting en Plein Air with Dana Enders
May 6 | 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Alpharetta Arts Center
Register Here

5-Day Invitational
May 7 – 11
Various locations throughout Downtown Alpharetta.

Artist’ Welcome and Networking Dinner
May 7 | 5:30PM
Smoke Jack

“Night Paint”
May 7 | 6:30PM – Dark

Quick Draw/Paint Competition
May 10 | 9:00 – 11:00AM
Various locations around City Center and along the Alpha Loop

Quick Draw/Paint Judging
May 10 | 11:30AM
Town Green, City Center

Artists Awards Ceremony and Exhibition Reception
Alpharetta Arts Center
238 Canton St, Alpharetta
May 11, 2024 | 5:00 – 7:00PM
Paint the Town Sponsors, partners, and special guests preview and first sale option by invitation only 4:00 – 5:00PM

Plein Air Exhibition at the Alpharetta Arts Center
May 11 – June 8, 2024
Many works will be for sale during the Arts Center Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday: 8:30AM – 8:00PM
Friday: 8:30AM – 4:30PM, Saturday: 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Paint the Town – Plein Air Hotel Information
(Ask for the Plein Air rate)

Aloft Alpharetta
7895 North Point Pkwy
678-527-6800 to ask for Plein Air rate

Comfort Inn Alpharetta-Atlanta North
5455 Windward Pkwy W
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