6th Annual Plein on Main

6th Annual Plein on Main

Thursday, October 5, 2023 12:00 PM - Saturday, October 7, 2023 12:00 PM (CDT)


Gallery 246 invites artists to “Plein on Main,” a plein air contest in Arkansas’ oldest town. That’s an open air, live painting competition, where you will work in your favorite medium outdoors in Batesville’s downtown district.

Showcase your talent by entering this competition brought to you by Gallery 246 on Main Street and local businesses in Batesville, Arkansas. Artists working in all 2-dimensional mediums and styles are invited to create plein air artwork depicting the Historic District and greater Batesville. Participating artists will work outdoors October 5-7, beginning at noon Thursday with work being turned in for judging by noon Saturday. Cash awards include a Purchase Prize of $600, First, Second and Third Place plus People's Choice and Honorable Mention awards. In addition to these cash prizes, the First Place winner will receive the opportunity for a one-person show at Gallery 246 during the coming year. New this year to Plein on Main will be a Quick Draw competition on Saturday afternoon from 1-2 p.m. which will have a separate entry fee of $10. The Plein on Main entry fee is $45. This includes a meal in a local restaurant on Friday or Saturday, light breakfasts, snacks and beverages at Gallery 246 on Friday and Saturday, a commemorative T-shirt and a reception after judging on Saturday afternoon. The artwork submitted for judging will be on display at Gallery 246 for two weeks after the event.


Quick Draw competition: $10 entry fee.

The Plein on Main: $45 entry fee.

Thursday, October 5, 2023 12:00 PM - Saturday, October 7, 2023 12:00 PM (CDT)
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