Congratulations to all for a successful Plein Air Shorewood  2015 Event.

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Check out the Award-winning Artists of 2015! If you haven’t already, Like us on Facebook – there are many more images — keep on top of it easily at https://www.facebook.com/pleinairshorewood.


Event Summary

The Public Art Committee of Shorewood is pleased to announce the 3rd year of Plein Air Shorewood was a huge success, based on attendance (estimated 3,000), artist sales (best year ever), visibility of the event (most events outside and seen from afar), accessibility  of the event (walk up, drive up, wander in), and community connections. All are deeply appreciated, from the artists to the businesses, organizations and individuals who sponsored and volunteered. The arts are thriving in Shorewood thanks to the support of the Village and the talent and exciting work that was created here.

Forty artists competed for over $6,000 in cash prize money this year. Winners are HERE.

Check out Plein Air Shorewood in the press here.

What’s happening where: All right here!


Get on the List to have your Home or Business painted by a professional artist! Email “Paint Me” with a pic of your home and why you love it to info@pleinairshorewood.com or check out the form on this page!  Even if you live in a nearby home or have a business near Shorewood, submit your address and we will add you to the paintable region for homes/business. There is no obligation to purchase the work, but Plein Air encourages dialogue with the painters interested in creating a piece of art based on the image of  your home or business. DEADLINE 9/15 for this list.

NEW: Some artists have requested an extra day to capture the lakefront sunrise, the evening sun on the buildings, and more. They’re checking in canvases as early as 7am on Wednesday, September 16, so you’ll get an extra day of seeing artists about town!   Artists will compete for $6,600 in cash prizes—one of the highest competition purses in the state.

The event will run from Thursday, September 17, to Saturday, September 19, 2015, culminating in a Gala, Sale and Celebration with a cash bar and food for sale all day 10-9pm, where artists will sell their plein air artwork in a large tented gallery on the front lawn of Shorewood High School. 20% of proceeds from the bar and food will benefit Shorewood Schools. The artists themselves will be selling their work. A pack and wrap area will be available for purchased items. Plein Air Shorewood will feature local music and entertainment, as well as opportunities for art education through artist demonstrations.

All events are free and open to the public. All are welcome to the final day show, sale and gala on September 19, events throughout the day starting at 10am through 9pm, 1701 E. Capitol Drive, Shorewood, WI  53211 Front Lawn of the Shorewood High School.

Schedule includes:

  • Plein Air Boot Camp  Wednesday 9/16 from 10am-noon.
  • Artists painting outside in the Village Wednesday, 9/16, Thursday 9/17, and Friday 9/18.
  • All Day Art Fair Saturday 9/19, 2015 on the front lawn of the high school 1701 E Capitol Dr.
  • Shorewood Shopwalk and Block Party Thursday Night 9/17/15
  • Friday morning breakfast 7-9am for all at the Jaume Plensa 5th Anniversary 9/18/15
  • Friday night Artists, Beer and a Band at Hubbard Park 9/18/15
  • Saturday Gala and Sale in the Tent: 10-12Noon Sneak Peek, viewing all afternoon, Awards 5-6pm, Gala 6-9 pm

2015 Artist Prizes – Artists compete for cash prizes, awarded at the Gala Awards Ceremony September 19, 2015 from 5-6pm. 

Best of Show $2,000
1st Place Quickpaint Cityscape $500
Emerging Artists 1st Place $250
1st Place $1,000
2nd Place: Shorewood Men’s Club $750
3rd Place: Shorewood Woman’s Club $500
Honorable Mentions (1) $200
Historical Society Award $200
Peoples’ Choice Award: Edward Jones Investments (Announced 8pm) $500


Check out the New Schedule

Click HERE  and HERE to see images from last year’s event!
Nyle Gordon: In process with Cityscape Quick Paint- winning “North Shore Boulangerie”
nylegordonnsbou PA_map PA_poster_FNL_ƒ (1) brawner Shepherd_Banner_FNL tshirtsale


Contact: info@pleinairshorewood.com

6 responses to “Home

  1. The email listed isn’t working. Can I still sign someone up for the chalk art portion?
    Thank you

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