The Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us at the 2016 Augusta Plein Air Art Festival featuring “Small Town America.” Observe the art unfold before your eyes each day at events hosted by wineries and neighboring communities. Unique events will be featured during the festival at a variety of locations from the Daniel Boone Home to a Private Estate, with a special Day in New Melle, Day in Defiance, Day in Augusta and Day in Washington. Come enjoy Missouri wine country with the beautiful, scenic rolling hills and river bluffs; to the fun filled events of the festival and award winning wineries. Not only will you watch the art be created each day, but you also have the opportunity to purchase the art straight from the easel. Whether you are a serious buyer, or someone who simply appreciates the arts, come out for a day or stay overnight, the festival has something for everyone to enjoy. Join us for one or many of the events and get to know the artists, enjoy small town hospitality and the beauty of Missouri during spring for the 14th Annual Plein Air Art Festival.
Picture the vineyards cascading with lime green foliage, the dogwoods in bloom, the bountiful colors of redbuds, lilacs, tulips and irises with a lush green backdrop, and tones of brown and green making up the quilted patterns of the fields viewed from the Missouri River bluff, with each scene receiving radiant light from the sun giving each moment of the day it’s own unique beauty. This is what the plein air artists will be expressing on canvas, when The Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce hosts the Annual Augusta Plein Air Art Festival.
Over 100 artists anticipated to attend the event. The artists will be scattered about the small towns of Defiance, New Melle, Washington and Augusta capturing the rolling hills of wine country, propped along the Missouri River bluff, fixed upon prosperous farmland, tucked along the Katy Trail and recreating historic structures on their canvas.