Welcome to the third annual Plein Air Shorewood  2015 Event from September 17-19, 2015. Check out the  List of Artists for 2015!


Event Summary

The third annual Plein Air Shorewood 2015 will take place over three days and bring up to 100 juried, professional artists and 3,000 visitors to the Village of Shorewood.

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!

Artists will hit the town prior to the competition for a boot camp and educational series in the schools.  Artists will compete for $7,350 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 where artists will sell their plein air artwork in a large tented gallery on the front lawn of Shorewood High School. Plein Air Shorewood will feature local music and entertainment, as well as opportunities for art education through artist demonstrations.

Plein Air Boot Camp Open to ALL on Wednesday, September 16! Sign up for morning or afternoon.

Emerging Plein Air Artist track –  September 17-19: Are you an artist who’s thought about trying Plein Air but not sure? Give it a whirl this year at the Plein Air Shorewood 2015 Emerging Plein Air Artist track! 20 Artists compete for $250 in prizes.


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 8am to 11am, and 1-4pm
  • Plein Air Boot Camp Happy Hour Wednesday 9/16 from 4-6 at Camp Bar
  • Artists painting outside in the Village Thursday 9/17-Saturday 9/19, 2015
  • Shorewood Shopwalk and Block Party Thursday Night 9/17/15
  • Friday night Beer Garden and a Band at Hubbard Park 9/18/15
  • Saturday Gala and Sale in the Tent: 10-12Noon Sneak Peek, viewing all afternoon and Gala 5-9 pm

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

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

Emerging Plein Air Professional Artist Prize: $250

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”


Contact: info@pleinairshorewood.com

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