Schedule of Events

Plein Air KC 2017

Penn Valley Park, Kansas City, Mo



May 5

Artist Registration (8a – noon)

Registered artists should come 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. Registration is open all day.

Location: One Park Place, 700 W 31st St, Kansas City, MO 64108

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 – 7:30pm)

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: One Park Place, 700 W 31st St, Kansas City, MO 64108


May 6

Free Paint (all day)

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


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.

Patrick Saunders artist workshop (10a – 6p)

Artists must register for Patrick’s workshop separately. Space is limited. More info


May 9

Free Paint (all day)

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

Firefighter Memorial quick paint (5:30p – 7:30p)

Bring your canvases and paints. Our first quick paint competition will be at the Firefighter memorial and will begin promptly at 6p.

Location: W 31st St & Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108


May 10

Free Paint (all day)

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

Don’t forget about the special One Park Place award. This is a great time to work on a larger piece for submission into this special competition.


May 11

Free Paint (all day)

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

Union Cemetery quick paint (6 – 9p)

Bring your canvases and paints. Our second quick paint competition will be in the Union Cemetery and will begin promptly at 6p. Arrive early and plan to stay afterwards to enjoy a special evening of food and live jazz music performed by the Jazz Studies students from the UMKC Conservatory of Music & Dance.

*Note: Artists must redeem the food tickets included in their registration packet. Additional food can be purchased from vendors.

Location: 227 E 28 Terrace, Kansas City, MO 641088


May 12

Free Paint (all day)

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


May 13

Free Paint (until noon)

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

Penn Valley Park Lake quick paint (6:30a – 8:30a)

Bring your canvases and paints. Our third and final quick paint competition will be during sunrise over the Penn Valley Park Lake and will begin promptly at 6:30a.

Location: West 28th Street & Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

Art submissions due (1p)

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: 3013 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108