Prescott Plein Air Art Festival

Celebrating Prescott’s Diverse Landscapes

The Highlands Center for Natural History (HCNH) and the City of Prescott are proud to present the second annual Prescott Plein Air Art Festival October 21-24, 2021. Artists participating in this plein air event will showcase Prescott’s landscape, historical and architectural beauty in their works.

Check back soon for more details.

Painting Locations

Over the course of the Prescott Plein Air Art Festival Artists will be painting scenic Prescott Arizona from many of the locations below. While we may not know the precise location of the artists we will be posting to our Facebook the locations that we know artists are painting on each day as the information comes to us.

If you encounter a participating artist please be courteous and mindful to keep a respectful distance as we are still in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.


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.

Map Location

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.

Watson Lake Parking

Willow Lake Parking

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 Dells Parking

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.

Granite Mountain Trailhead

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.

Highlands Center Location

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.

Lynx Lake Parking

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