Outdoor Painters See the Light at Zion Plein Air Invitational

Before dawn on a crisp November morning artist Roland Lee climbs in his camper truck and drives to a special place he’s already scoped out in Zion National Park. On this day he’s not alone as two other artists soon arrive and hurriedly set up their outdoor painting easels. From a lofty perch at the … Continued

2018 Plein Air Invitational

PLEIN AIR WEEK SCHEDULE (click on date to view) GENERAL INFORMATION All Public Events are Free (with park entrance) Main Event – If you can only come for one day, Saturday is the one you won’t want to miss. Place silent bids on art created during the week’s demonstrations & mingle with 24 invited artists … Continued

10th Plein Air Invitational Begins Nov 5

The Canyon is Calling. Experiences and events include in-park demonstrations, instructive evening lectures and interactive wet-paint exhibits. All public events are free (with park entrance). Welcome to Zion in the Fall! PLEIN AIR WEEK SCHEDULE (click on date to view) GENERAL INFORMATION All Public Events are Free (with park entrance) Main Event – If you … Continued

36 Ways to Preserve Zion National Park

by David DeMille St. George Spectrum & Daily News The official non-profit partner of Zion National Park this week released its plans to help the increasingly crowded park and surrounding areas stay healthy long-term. Zion saw 4.5 million visitors last year, and the park has nearly doubled its annual visitation over the past decade. Officials … Continued

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author to Speak

Writer John Branch will be the featured speaker at a special edition of the Zion Forever Project’s lecture series on May 21, in Hurricane, Utah. Branch is the author of a newly released book THE LAST COWBOYS: A PIONEER FAMILY IN THE NEW WEST, chronicling the lives of three generations of the Wright Family as … Continued

2018 Plein Air Artists Announced

Twenty-four award winning artists providing in-park demonstrations, interactive wet-paint exhibits and special receptions with proceeds benefitting Zion’s education programs – connecting thousands of children to the Zion experience every year.   SPRINGDALE, UT – It has been remarked that it takes an acre of canvas to get one good painting. That every painting is about … Continued

Forever Project Announces Phase I Support for 2018

The 25 projects span Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks and Pipe Spring National Monuments – providing strategic investment in natural and cultural resource protection, ensuring exemplary visitor experiences, and delivering nexgen education programs on site and digital, featuring Zion and her sister parks as global classrooms. The tremendous response in contributions to the Forever Project … Continued


By Lyman Hafen Executive Director, Zion Natl Park Forever Project Albert Einstein said the only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once. In Zion Canyon we’re engulfed in time. Time below us, time above us, time laid down beside us in the miniscule grains of sand that form the rock our … Continued


Call-for-Artists for 10th Annual Zion Plein Air Art Invitational Zion National Park and the Zion Forever Project are seeking artist applications for the 10th Annual Zion Plein Air Art Invitational, November 5-11, 2018. The week-long event features 24 of the country’s most accomplished landscape painters, working in one of the most spectacular settings in the … Continued

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