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Cape Ann Plein Air Festival

Festival highlights will include an opening artists reception at North Shore Arts Association, a Grand Awards Gala at the Rockport Art Association & Museum, and a Wet Paint Essex plein air reception and sale.

This event is being organized by the Cape Ann Community Foundation, seARTS, and Cape Ann’s leading arts and culture organizations.

This is the first national plein air competition in the region, with events planned across the four Cape Ann communities.

The artists will compete for $16,000 in prizes and awards, including $6,000 for first place, $4,000 for second place and $2,000 for third place, in addition to two $500 honorable mention awards. Other $500 awards will be granted for People’s Choice, Best Harbor Scene and Best City Scene.

For more info:

Earlier Event: September 8
Ken Knowles Open House & Studio
Later Event: October 14
The Adventure of Collecting Art