Schedule of Events

Plein Air KC 2018

Penn Valley Park, Kansas City, Mo



May 4

Artist Registration (8a – 12p)

Registered artists should go to One Park Place to check in to the festival and receive information, name badges, and a goodie bag, and have canvases approved and stamped for eligibility.

Free Paint (all day)

Once you have registered and your canvases are stamped, artists are free to explore Penn Valley Park, find inspiration, and begin creating works of art.

Artist Reception Kickoff Party (5:30 – 7p)

An evening celebration featuring food, drinks, and activities to welcome our artists and offer a chance to meet others participating in this year’s festival. Casual attire.

Location: Union Station East Patio

Union Station Nocturne Quick Paint (7:30p – 9:30p)

Plein Air KC is excited to host our very first Nocturne Quick Paint at Union Station!  Artists will create works of Union Station from the parking lot or Liberty Memorial Lawn from 7:30p – 9:30p.  Patrick Saunders will judge the works immediately after.  The winner will receive a $500 purchase award.


May 5

Free Paint (all day)

Artists are free to explore Penn Valley Park, find inspiration, and create paintings on stamped canvases.


May 6

Free Paint (all day)

Artists are free to explore Penn Valley Park, find inspiration, and create paintings on stamped canvases.

Roanoke Park Quick Paint (5p – 7p)

We are excited to announce our first Quick Paint in Roanoke Park!  Artists will have 2 hours to paint an original work of art in Roanoke Park from 5-7pm on Sunday.  Live music and food trucks will be available for a family-friendly day in the park!  Patrick Saunders will judge immediately after the final horn blows.


May 7

Free Paint (all day)

Artists are free to explore Penn Valley Park, find inspiration, and create paintings on stamped canvases.


May 8

Free Paint (all day)

Artists are free to explore Penn Valley Park, find inspiration, and create paintings on stamped canvases.

Penn Valley Lake Quick Paint (6p – 8p)

Artists will have 2 hours to paint at Penn Valley Lake, 6pm-8pm.  Patrick Saunder will judge immediately after the final horn blows.


May 9

Free Paint (all day)

Artists are free to explore Penn Valley Park, find inspiration, and create paintings on stamped canvases.


May 10

Free Paint (all day)

Artists are free to explore Penn Valley Park, find inspiration, and create paintings on stamped canvases.

Union Cemetery Quick Paint (6p – 8p)

After the huge success from last year’s Quick Paint in Union Cemetery, we’ve decided to do it again!  From 6-8pm on Thursday, artists will have 2 hours to paint in the cemetery.  Patrick Saunders will judge immediately after the final horn blows.


May 11

Free Paint (all day)

Artists are free to explore Penn Valley Park, find inspiration, and create paintings on stamped canvases.


May 12

Free Paint (until 11am)

Artists are free to explore Penn Valley Park, find inspiration, and create paintings on stamped canvases.

 Art submissions due (12p)

Bring all works you would like to submit for final judging and public sale to Buttonwood Art Space by Noon.

Location: 3013 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108

Awards Ceremony & Art Auction (6p – 9p)

Enjoy an evening of art, food, and fun while mingling with art aficionados. Our judges will announce winners and artwork will be auctioned off to the public. Suggested attire: artist formal

Location: Buttonwood Art Space