Plein Air Art Event 

The City of Wildwood will host it's 7th Plein Air Art Event on Saturday, May 1, 2021. "En plein air is a French term that translates literally as 'in the open air.'" This type of art work is completed on location, while outdoors.  

On the morning of the event, participants will check-in at City Hall and will be given the location of the event.  Artists are allowed to photograph, paint, draw, etc. anything they want, at that location, but the catch is artists will have only 8 hours to complete their artwork and submit it at City Hall! 

To register, click on the following link: Register Here

Event Details:


Event Participation Fee: $20.00 ($10.00 for students who are 18 years of age and younger)

Schedule of events (subject to change):

Saturday, May 1 - 7:00 am to 8:00 am - Registration at Wildwood City Hall (16860 Main Street)

-----------8:00 am to 4:00 pm - Event hours

----------11:00 am to 1:00 pm - Lunch provided and served at Wildwood City Hall 

-----------Upon completion of work, but no later than 4:00 pm - Turn-ins of art/photography accepted for verification by City Staff.

Monday, May 3, 2021 through Friday, May 7, 2021 - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm - Art/photography accepted at Wildwood City Hall for judging.

Monday, May 17th to Friday, May 28th - Judging completed.

Monday, May 17th to Thursday, July 1st – Art/photography displayed for sale at the Wildwood City Hall.

Week of June 7th - Winners Announced

Awards and Exhibit Awards

Awards will be determined at the discretion of the judges. All work submitted for judging MUST BE FOR SALE. Work an artist decides not to sell during the Wildwood event may not be judged for an award or hung for display. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories (No duplication of awards):

Traditional Media - Best of Show ($500.00)

(Winners of “Best of Show” will provide their works to the major patron of this event)

Photography - Best of Show ($500.00)

Student Awards - Two (2) prizes ($100.00)


Please call Bree or Gary at 636-458-0440 with any questions you may have, or for more information.