Spectators

Please join our mailing list for details, times, and locations where spectators can watch the events of the 2018 Plein Air KC Art Festival as well as information on purchasing original works of art created at the festival.

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Schedule of Public Events

Quick Paint Competition #1 – Union Station Nocturne Quick Paint

May 4, 7:30pm – 9:30pm 

  • Classic Rock with Horns by: Hard @ Play
  • Nocturne Quick Paint at Union Station
  • Patrick Saunders Announces Winner Immediately Following
  • Parking: Union Station Parking Garage

Sponsored by JE Dunn


Quick Paint Competition #2 – Roanoke Park Quick Paint

May 6, 5pm – 7pm 

Sponsored by Roanoke Park Conservancy


Quick Paint Competition #3 – Penn Valley Park Quick Paint

May 8, 6pm – 8pm  

  • Come and enjoy a beautiful sunset at Penn Valley Lake!
  • Patrick Saunders Announce Winner Immediately Following

Sponsored by Capital Federal


Quick Paint Competition #4 – Union Cemetery Quick Paint

May 10, 6pm – 8pm 

Sponsored by Union Hill


Awards Ceremony & Art Auction

May 12, 6p – 9p

Have you always wanted an original painting of Kansas City, but thought you would never be able to afford one?  Not anymore!  The Plein Air KC festival concludes with an auction where all of the hundreds of pieces of artwork created during the festival will be sold. This is a special chance to meet the talented artists, celebrate their work, and enjoy an evening of food and adult drinks with the Penn Valley Park Conservancy.

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Location: Buttonwood Art Space, 3013 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64108


First Friday – Plein Air KC

June 1, 5pm – 9pm

We’ll continue the fun with a June First Friday at Buttonwood Art Space on June 1st, from 5pm – 9pm!  With over 200 pieces submitted and 80 registered artists, we know you’ll find that beautiful piece of Kansas City artwork you’ve been searching for!  We have already sold almost $20,000 in artwork in 2018 and there is plenty more available!  Enjoy a special exhibit featuring original works of art “en plein air” from Kansas City and Penn Valley park from our judge, Patrick Saunders.   Come on by for food, drinks, fun, and ART!

Location: Buttonwood Art Space, 3013 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64108