Plein Air Fairhope 2023


  • $40 Plein Air Fairhope Artist Registration (includes apron and light breakfast/snacks during the week)
  • “Developing Winning Compositions in Plein Air” with Jeanette Herron, $150/125 ESAC Members, $100 for PAF ARTIST
  • Gallery Talk with Plein Air Judge, Cat Pope: $15 per person (Tuesday, Oct 31st from 10 am to 11 am)



ESAC is thrilled to host the 5th Annual Plein Air Fairhope event. 60 artists will be painting the area!

What is Plein Air?

Plein air painting, is the act of painting outdoors. This method contrasts with studio painting or academic rules that might create a predetermined look.

What can you expect from Plein Air Fairhope 2023?

You can participate in Plein Air Fairhope as an artist, student, patron, or audience member.

Oct 28, 2023 @ 10 am-4 pm: “Developing Winning Compositions in Plein Air” with Jeanette Herron, $150 ($125 for ESAC Members)

Oct 30 – Nov 3, 2023: Plein Air Fairhope Paint Out – Painters will paint the town from sunrise to sunset!

Oct 31, 2023 @ 10 am to 11 am in the Whiting Gallery – Join PAF Judge Cat Pope for a Gallery Talk and Judge’s Notes ($15 per ticket) Date subject to change

Nov 3, 2023 @ 6-8 pm: Plein Air Fairhope Exhibit opening at November Art Walk

Nov 4, 2023 @ 9-11 am: Plein Air Fairhope Quick Draw – Join the Plein Air Fairhope artists at the Fairhope Pier and try your hand at Plein Air painting