WHAT IS PLEIN AIR?
Painting the outdoors from life.
Plein air has a long tradition in art history, dating back to the earliest art of our ancestors painting the animals and world around them. The tradition grew to its height during the French Impressionist movement, and continues strong to this very day.
The Plein Air New Bern Steering Committee is proud to host a national event highlighting this unique art form in New Bern, North Carolina May 7-15, 2022.