Plein Air Art Festival & Silent Auction



2019's event will take place throughout Sackets Harbor and the Town of Hounsfield on July 25th, 26th, and the 27th. 

It is our goal that the Sackets Harbor Plein Air competition closely follow currently accepted Plein Air guidelines for national level Plein Air competitions.

​There is also a silent bidding auction on Saturday. Here you can meet the artists and place a bid on your favorite Plein Air painting. This is a wonderful opportunity to own an original piece of local art and support the arts in your community.  



  • All artists must register (sign-in if preregistered) upon arrival at the Sackets Harbor Arts Center, 119 W. Main St. during the following hours: Thursday July 25 – 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Friday July 26 – 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM No registration on Saturday July 27 (day of judging). 
  • You do not need to sign in daily after initial registration. 
  •  Completed artworks must be brought to the Sackets Harbor Arts Center by 2:00 PM, Saturday, July 27, 2019. 
  • Final judging will take place beginning at 2:15 PM, Sat. July 27, 2019 

Silent Auction

  • Anytime during the three day event, bidders may enter a bid at the artists’ work station. All artworks submitted for judging must have a starting bid of at least $50.00. 
  • Final bidding auction will be on Saturday, July 27, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, at the Sackets Harbor Arts Center. 
  • Bidding will close at 3:00 PM.  Auction winners will then be announced. Any artworks with no bids will be available after 3:00 PM, at any time during normal gallery hours, priced at the opening bid price, unless changed by the artist.  

Reception and Picnic

  • Friday – 5:00-6:30 PM – Complimentary wine & cheese reception for artists and guests. 
  • Saturday – 12:00-4:00 PM – Complimentary picnic ticket for artists ($5 fee for guests). Artist must pick ticket up at gallery desk. (1 ticket per registered artist) 

On-Line Registration Payment

Brochure and Registration Form

For complete details and a copy of the registration please download a copy of the brochure.

2019-PleinAirBrochure (pdf)