PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL
Artists come to paint Old Bisbee’s historic architecture, staircases, streets and colorful homes.
The Bisbee Plein Air Festival traditionally has been held the 2nd week of October. It is produced in partnership by Central School Project and Bisbee After 5.
Artists come to paint Old Bisbee’s historic architecture, sprawling staircases, vintage streets, industrial mining remnants, and colorful homes set amidst the scenic Mule Mountains to compete for $700 in prizes. On the final day artists gather for the judging downtown where the art lovers can view and purchase the work right off the easel. Each year we also have workshops, activities, and exhibitions held in conjunction with the competition.