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.

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Schedule
Sponsors
Locations

Schedule of Events

Date

Time

Event

Locations

Wednesday, September 30th
Sunrise to evening
Plein Air Painting

TBD

Thursday, October 1
Sunrise to evening
Plein Air Painting

TBD

Friday, October 2

Sunrise to evening

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Plein Air Painting

Art Center

TBD

HCNH

Saturday, October 3

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

6:00 to 8:00 pm

Art Center

Gala Reception

HCNH

Touchmark at the Ranch

Sunday, October 4
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Art Center
HCNH

Goldwater Lake

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.

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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. 

Granite Dells

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

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

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/))

Touchmark

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.

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