Plein Air Paint Out

The 11th Annual Snoqualmie Plein Air Paint Out will be on Saturday, August 17, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Snoqualmie Railroad Days. Registration is open to artists of all skill levels and mediums to paint “en plein air,” or in the open air – register at Eventbrite

2018 Winning Work by Tawny Fawn

2019 Winning Artwork by Tawny Fawn

Hosted by the Snoqualmie Arts Commission, the 10th Annual event occurs at the Snoqualmie Railroad Days festival. The first-place winner will be featured on the 2020 Plein Air Paint Out poster with optional $300 artwork purchase. Second and third-place winners receive $200 & $100 gift certificates to Daniel Smith Art Supplies.


There are two ways to participate:

  • Advance registration through Eventbrite 
  • Day-of Registration. Register in person at the Railroad Park Gazebo on the morning of the event. Railroad Park is at 7971 Railroad Ave SE, at the corner of Railroad Ave SE and SE King St.

All artists, including advance registrants, must check-in on the day of the event at the Railroad Park Gazebo before beginning pieces. Blank watercolor paper or blank canvas must be stamped upon check-in to qualify. Competing works must be started the day of the event, and completed by 3 p.m.

  • Event is free.
  • No business license needed.
  • No commissions taken from paintings sold the day of the event.
  • Painters must be actively working on paintings on-site and not solely selling artwork.

Winners are selected at the 3 p.m. artist reception at the Black Dog Arts Café, 8062 Railroad Ave SE. The free reception is open to the public.

For information, contact Nicole Sanders at