The Return of Plein Air

Zion National Park & The Zion National Park Forever Project Announce the Return of their Celebrated Plein Air Art Event

Featured artist Bill Cramer, paints at a past event.

Springdale, Utah – The Zion National Park Forever Project, in collaboration with Worthington Gallery and Zion National Park, proudly announces the return of the much-anticipated Plein Air Art Event at Zion National Park. After a hiatus and hybrid virtual events due to park constraints, this exceptional event is scheduled to return to the canyon from November 4th through November 9th, 2024, inviting artists and art enthusiasts to explore and capture the breathtaking landscapes of Zion ‘en plein air’.

The week-long festival will commence with a welcoming session at the Worthington Gallery in Springdale. The artists will then spread across Zion, transforming the canyon into their outdoor studios, capturing diverse landscapes throughout the park.

The Worthington Gallery in Springdale will host a series of weekly educational demonstrations. These sessions offer visitors and residents alike a unique opportunity to observe artists at work, learn about their techniques, and gain insight into how the natural beauty of Zion inspires their creations.

Artists will spend the week painting in and around Zion National Park

The event will reach its peak with two major gatherings. An elegant evening gala at the Worthington Gallery will showcase select artworks, providing an exclusive preview before they are offered to the public. The festivities conclude with the fan-favorite event known as the “Paint Out.”  Held on the lawn up the canyon at the Zion Lodge, the Paint Out gathers all 15 artists to the same vantage point where they work against the clock to deliver their final work. At the conclusion, attendees can acquire original pieces of art through the Silent Auction.  

The Zion Plein Air Art Invitational celebrates the history of art in Zion National Park while directly supporting the artists and the Zion National Park Forever Project’s mission of conservation and education. Your participation is crucial in furthering these important initiatives.