Prescott Plein Air Art Festival
Celebrating Prescott’s Diverse Landscapes
The Highlands Center for Natural History (HCNH) and the City of Prescott have succussfully concluded the 2020 Plein Air Art Festival. Check back for dates and details regarding the festival for 2021.
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.
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.
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/))