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Make space on your calendars and walls for Lighthouse ArtCenter’s 10th Annual Plein Air Festival!

This juried event brings 30 of the country’s top plein air painters to Tequesta for a week of outdoor painting. These artists, painting outdoors, or “en plein air,” will compete for over $15,000 in cash and prizes. The week kicks off with our Paint Out Competition at the iconic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum in Jupiter. Join us daily at the ArtCenter Gallery to view and purchase the freshly painted work of our talented artists. Check out the free plein air painting demonstrations at picturesque locations across the area. On Friday, add to your art collection at our fabulous Collectors’ Party & Sale. Mix and mingle with the artists and fellow art enthusiasts while feasting on Lighthouse ArtCenter’s signature hors d’ oeuvres. All pieces are available to purchase, including competition pieces. Finish out the week on Saturday with our Small Works Sale and our Live Painting Event at the ArtCenter Gallery. Learn from the masters and enroll in one of our Plein Air Workshops offered before and after the festival.

Event Details


March 5 - March 11, 2023


Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery
373 Tequesta Drive
Tequesta, FL 33469



If you would like to become a Lighthouse ArtCenter Plein Air Festival sponsor please contact Sue Snyder at susan@lighthousearts.org or (561) - 746-3101

Participating Artists

We are thrilled to announce our invited artists - get ready for fresh work from 30 of the top plein air artists in the country!


Plein Air Workshops

Several of the talented artists participating in our Plein Air Festival will also be offering in-person workshops! 

Don't miss the opportunity to learn from these masters - register today!


Plein Air Festival Judge


2022 Event Schedule

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Paint Out Competition:

Join us at the beautiful Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum to participate in or view this exciting plein air competition.

All artists are welcome to participate under one of two self-designated categories, Professional or Amateur Artist. Cash awards and prizes will be available to winners in both categories. Over $2,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded.

9:00 am – 10:00 am | Check-in and stamping of panels will begin on-site

10:00 am – 12:00 pm | PAINT! Listen for the air horn which signals when to start and stop painting.

12:00 pm – 12:30pm | Frame and display work on easel

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm | Judging

1:00 pm | Awards announced and prizes distributed

1:00pm – 1:30 pm | Art is offered for sale to the public

Those wanting to attend the Paint Out as spectators (not competitors) do not need to register in advance.
Simply pay the Museum's entrance fee upon arrival - $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (60+) and veterans, and $6 for children (6-18).

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