Plein Air 2019

Get out those paints and save the October dates for the museum’s Plein Air!!

 The 2019 Wrightsville Beach Plein Air Wet Paint Sale is October 26. Sponsor presale is 3-4pm, Public Sale is 4-6pm.

Artists from near and far participate in our plein air events, showcasiBarbara Jamisonng some of their visions of Wrightsville Beach and the marshes by putting them to canvas. Artwork is freshly created over a couple of days and sold while the paint is drying, almost!

Starting October 24 come to the beach and watch artists paint the next beautiful canvas for your home or office! On Saturday, October 26 gather at the museum with the artists for the Wet Paint Sale of these lovely paintings.

Sponsors are invited to the presale from 3-4pm. The public is invited  4-6pm.

ARTISTS: Download the Call for Artists:

2019 Plein Air Rules and Info



October 22, 2016: Wrightsville Beach Museum Plein Air. We had 16 artists paint Wrightsville Beach scenes over 3 days culminating in a festive and lively Wet Paint sale on the museum lawn.

June 5, 2016: Small Treasures of Old Wrightsville Beach: The museum invited 11 artists to participate in “Small Treasures of Old Wrightsville Beach” byStrabuck painting subjects from old Wrightsville Beach painted from life or vintage photos within a format of 9″x 16.” These lovely paintings were presented at the opening on June 5. The paintings remained hanging at the museum and offered for sale through August 15, 2016.

May 9, 2015:  Wrightsville Beach, N.C.: Plein air artists were invited to participate in the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History’s second plein air event.  To provide artists with a Best of groupvenue for plein air painting of this scenic, historic seaside town during perhaps its most beautiful time of year is always an exciting opportunity.  We encourage participation of the public in this event by inviting them to drop by and watch the artists as they paint. A portion of the sales of the works will support the museum. Up to 2 unsold pieces per artist were hung at the museum through the end of August, 2015.

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