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Feb 23 - Mar 4, 2023 

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ABOUT pLEIN AIR Curacao
INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL

The Plein Air Curacao Festival celebrates the creation of paintings while immersed in nature. The Festival presents a week of exciting programming that brings together esteemed international and local painters to paint on land, underwater, and from high-altitude locations. Events include workshops, exhibitions of festival paintings, and a concluding contest. 

The tropical island of Curaçao, often referred to as the Caribbean's "Hidden Treasure," offers the perfect combination of stunning geography, rich culture, and colorful architecture. The capital city of Willemstad has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage City. With a vibrant art culture, Curaçao is the perfect place to expand your skills and visibility as an artist in the company of other devoted Plein Air painters.

What is plein air

Plein air painting is painting live,

outdoors on location. 

What is plein eau

Plein eau painting is painting underwater.

Yes, you read that right.

What is plein aerial

Plein aerial painting

is painting from high locations.

 ARTISTS

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The Perfect Souvenir 

Buy fine art paintings.

Visit our webstore to see original paintings of Curaçao–its awe-inspiring nature, its rich culture, and stunning architecture. The paintings are made on location by local and international artists, and are the perfect souvenir for your home.

Curacao painting by Keiko Tanabe
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Did you know?

You can join the artists at the Paint Outs

GLENN VILPPU
USA

I really enjoyed meeting and working with enthusiastic local artists! Looking forward to next year's adventure!

Inge leonora den ouden
The netherlands

Joining Plein Air Curaçao is like an addiction. Once seen Curaçao through artist's eyes, tp return there is a must. There's so much to see and to paint, one time is not enough! 

Art Foundation Curaçao does very good work to organise this festival.

Painting in Curaçao with such amazing artists is a life dream.

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The Festival is filled with additional activties

The Paint-Out Competition

The organizers were fantastic. They really made us feel welcomed and painting trips enjoyable.  I look forward to teaching a workshop and to painting with everyone again!

Returning to Curacao for my 5th time to participate in Plein Air Curacao. I have loved each visit because of the friendships made, the exciting painting experiences I have had, the wonderful support of the Plein Air Curacao Volunteers and Planning Committees (who have always created special activities and found beautiful locations for the painters) and just amazing Curacao itself.

Getting to meet other artists, learning from them and pushing my boundaries as a painter in an unfamiliar environment is exhilarating. 

additional activities

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 Exhibition of the paintings

An evolving 10-day Exhibition is held from 9am to 6pm at Art Foundation Curacao Gallery, located in Hanchi Snoa, Punda. 

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picnic 

Moonlight Picnic

Enjoy a delicious dinner in the magical moonlight and then capture the picturesque scenery on your canvas.

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wORKSHOPS

painting workshops

Workshops of various levels are held throughout the festival for those interested in expanding their painting skills.

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boat trip

Easels on

the waves

Join the fun! This boat ride gives artists the chance to seize the beauty of Curaçao from off-shore.

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street party

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vibes

There’s good food, live music, great shows, and fun shopping every Thursday night during the Festival in Punda.

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Kids 4-12yrs

kiddies

corner

Kids are welcome to participate in the Kiddies Corner and make art themselves. Register on the spot at Wilhelmina Plein.

How to participate

There are 5 ways to participate in the Plein Air Curacao Festival

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Make A Donation

Make a difference

to the art community

and to yourself. 

buddy
program

A buddy is a friendly volunteer who assists artists with transportation and/or information.

host
program

A host family provides accommodation for an artist, for the whole period of the Festival.

be a
volunteer

 To get involved in the ongoing excitement & growth of the Festival sign up for our volunteer program.

ambassador program 

As an ambassador, volunteers/artists are encouraged to promote the Festival & Curacao abroad.

 

Let’s
Connect

Hanchi Snoa nr.27, Punda Willemstad, Curacao

+599 9 461-4520

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