September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sonoma Plaza
1 The Plaza
Plein Air - Festival on the Plaza @ Sonoma Plaza

An outdoor ART SHOW and SALE on the Plaza, with artist’s demonstrations, live music and free, fun art activities for all ages. All the paintings from the week are on display and available for purchase along with the opportunity to commission an original painting or paintings by participating artists. Artist Demonstrations will be held at 11 am, 1 pm and 2 pm; please check website for details about specific artists & their demonstration times, www.sonomapleinair.com

Award-winning artists from across the country arrive in Sonoma County in early September for a week of painting “en plein air” and raising funds to support art education for youth in the Sonoma Valley. Since it began in 2002, the Sonoma Plein Air Foundation has raised nearly $1.5 million dollars and is the primary non-profit to support art education in public schools, as well as hands-on youth programs at Art Escape, the Sonoma Community Center, the Arts Guild and the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art.

The week begins with 36 artists heading into the vineyards and the fields of Sonoma and Napa, out to the Pacific Coast and down as far as San Francisco to paint. During the week, the public will have an opportunity to watch the artists paint at a QUICK DRAW event and during demonstrations at the ART SHOW and SALE.