Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 8:00am to Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 5:00pm

The Steamboat Art Museum is proud to host this event during the time of year when the trees and mountains are at their greenest and the wildflowers are in bloom. What makes this Plein Air event unique is the friendly atmosphere of Steamboat, with easy access to historical ranches, wild rivers, and abundant aspen groves. This non-juried event not only provides opportunities for emerging artists to develop their career, but we also attract several nationally known painters.

The Steamboat Art Museum will host a weeklong Plein Air event from June 11-18, 2016 while the wildflowers are blooming in abundance. Events include an opening reception, artist gatherings, and a quick draw with a silent auction.  The quick draw and silent auction will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at an alternate location. Works will hang in the Steamboat Art Museum through July 30, 2016. 


Saturday, June 11, 2016, 9am-12pm: SAM 2016 Plein Air Artist Check-in & get your canvases stamped

Saturday, June 11-Friday, June 17, 2016: Painting in and around the Routt County area

Friday, June 17, 2016, 9am-12pm: Artists turn in a maximum of three (3) completed paintings

Friday, June 17, 2016, 5-8pm: SAM 2016 Plein Air Opening Reception & Sale

Saturday, June 18, 2016

    Quick Draw & Silent Auction

    Check-in – 9-10am

    Quick Draw – 10am-12pm

    Silent Auction – 1-3pm

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - Saturday, July 30, 2015: Exhibit Dates