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September 2017


Plein Air Painting Competition

September 22 - September 27

The Plein Air Painting Competition allows artists six full days to paint.  Canvas stamping occurs at the Escalante Community Center and begins Friday, September 22.  Final painting entries must be submitted on Wednesday, September 27 between 11 AM and 6 PM at the Escalante Community Center.     More Information   REGISTER NOW!  

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Workshops

September 22 - September 30

More information and workshop registration coming soon! Workshop Registration

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Demonstrations

September 22 - September 30

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Nocturne Paint-Out

September 23

$875 in prizes. Stamp-in starts at 8 pm, location TBD. Please check back soon. We will update the website when this information becomes available.

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Celebrate Public Lands Paint Out

September 26

$875 in prizes. Celebrate Public Lands is the 2017 theme for the Paint-Out. Artists may paint subjects on any public lands in Garfield, Kane or Wayne Counties. Proceeds from the Celebrate Public Lands Paint will be donated to Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners to support their programming and initiatives. Please check back soon. We will update the website when this information becomes available.

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Plein Air Exhibit and Art Sale

September 29 - September 30

The Plein Air Exhibit is the highlight of the festival and showcases all art submitted for the Plein Air Competitions.  The show typically includes more than 100 entries in oil, pastel, watercolor, and other mixed media that have been produced during the days leading up to the show by registered artists of all levels of experience.   It also includes the works submitted for the Paint-Out events earlier in the week.  The exhibit is a great venue for purchasing art and seeing how…

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Arts & Crafts Sale

September 29 - September 30

Festival Hall and Festival Plaza,

Artisans, artists and crafters from around the region come to Escalante each year to share their unique products with festival attendees. The Arts & Crafts Fair is great for finding regionally made items that have a story to tell about the area and those who live and work here. Jewelry, ceramics, photography, wooden crafts, fiber goods and an array of items can be found.   More Information   Vendor Registration

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Live Music, Food, and Fun

September 29 - September 30

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Artists’ Supplemental Sales Tent

September 29 - September 30

Escalante Community Center,

Artists display and sell plein air paintings created during the week but not entered in the competition in the Artists' Booth, located just outside the Exhibit Hall. Artwork need not be framed but must have current year's festival stamp on the back and have been completed during current year's festival.  To sell artwork in the Artist's Booth, artists are encouraged to volunteer to assist with staffing the booth on Friday or Saturday.  The volunteer sign-up to schedule time slots will be available at Artist Stamp-In.

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Keynote Speaker

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Escalante High School Auditorium,

Please check back soon. We will update the website when this information becomes available.   Keynote Program funded by Glen Canyon Natural History Association GSENM Aid-to-Parks Program and Grand Staircase Escalante Partners.

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