Augusta Plein Air Art Festival


The public is invited to observe art unfolding before their eyes each day at “paint-out” events in a variety of locations from local wineries to historic sites, with special days in surrounding towns. Over 100 artists will be scattered about the small towns of Defiance, New Melle, and Augusta, capturing and recreating the rolling hills of wine country, the Missouri River bluff, prosperous farmland, the Katy Trail and historic structures.


Each day, completed art will be on display and available for sale at the Augusta Harmonie-Verein hall as well as on location at each special event. 


Final Art Awards & Sale

May 3, 2025 in Town Square 

Final Judging and Awards

Shop for that perfect piece of art

Kids’ Hands-On Activity Tent

Sample local fine wines & spirits

Enjoy street food at its finest

Sit back and enjoy live music!


The Augusta Plein Air Art Festival provides artists with the opportunity to expand their markets, enhance their skills, receive recognition for their art, and to simply experience Missouri Wine Country in the company of other artists; as such it is open to artists of all levels.


A single fee covers the entire Festival (artists may participate in select or all events) with additional fees assessed for workshops and Private Estate. Several Workshops are scheduled. LEARN MORE

Registration Is Open

Online Registration Opens October 15, 2024

Registration closes on April 27, 2025

Workshop Registration Opens December 1, 2024

Theme Paints for 2025



Art Lovers

Escape to Missouri wine country with its beautiful, scenic rolling hills and river bluffs; experience the fun-filled events of the festival and award winning wineries. Not only can you watch the art being created each day, but you’ll 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 the Missouri harvest season during the annual Augusta Plein Air Art Festival.

Event Updates

Please check back often for updates to the Daily Events Schedule for additions and detailed information on events and workshops. Updates will also be listed on our Facebook page.


Printable Schedule of Events

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