Prescott Plein Air Art Festival
Celebrating Prescott’s Diverse Landscapes
September 30 – October 4, 2020
The Highlands Center for Natural History (HCNH) and the City of Prescott are pleased to present the Prescott Plein Air Art Festival, September 30 through October 4, 2020. Plein Air artists paint outdoors, capturing the spirit and essence of a landscape by incorporating natural light, color, and movement into their art.
Schedule of Events
Sunrise to evening
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Plein Air Painting
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Touchmark at the Ranch
Sitting at nearly 6000′ in the Ponderosa Pine forests of the Bradshaw Mountains Goldwater Lake offers the scenic vistas of a mountain lake only a few miles from the center of Prescott.
Watson & Willow Lakes
Watson and Willow lakes attract birds from miles around to it’s riparian and aquatic habitats. Pair the abundance of birds with the drama of the adjacent Granite Dells and this duo of lakes provide plenty to see.
One of Prescott AZ’s treasures has to be the Granite Dells. A little over 4 miles North of downtown Prescott, the Dells offer unique granite rock formations, 2 small lakes, and miles upon miles of trails.
Granite Mountain features beautiful white fine-grained granite and many wonderful routes in a high desert wilderness area. With plenty of rocky features and beautiful natural lines Granite Mountain is one of the most majestic landmarks in the region.
The Highlands Center for Natural History
Located in the Prescott National Forest just North of Lynx Lake the Highlands Center for Natural History offers miles of trails and a 5 acres of gardens planted with native and region plants.
Lynx Lake is located in the Bradshaw Mountains and one of the most popular recreation areas in central Arizona. Mild weather, the cool ponderosa pine forest, trout fishing, boating, mountain hiking, horseback riding, archaeological sites, and bird watching attract visitors from throughout Arizona.
Image courtesy of (I, Murderbike / CC BY-SA (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/))
Sitting on a high bluff on 44 acres of high desert and surrounded by the Prescott National Forest Touchmark at the Ranch offers spectacular views of Prescott, Granite Mountain, Thumbe Butte and the Bradshaw Mountains.