What is Brevard Plein Air

 Brevard Plein Air Festival is a vibrant, open-enrollment, Plein Air painting event, celebrating art, and is held in the heart of historic Downtown Brevard.

Produced by Heart of Brevard, an organization dedicated to revitalizing our downtown through design, economic improvements, and cultural initiatives, and supported by Hub for the Arts, the festival transforms our bustling downtown community into a lively hub for creativity.

Each year, thirty talented artists from across the United States gather to paint en plein air throughout Transylvania County and Downtown Brevard. Their best works are showcased at the Patron’s Preview Party, hosted at the newly renovated Trust Center, offering art enthusiasts and collectors a first glimpse of these exquisite pieces.

Brevard Plein Air is also held in conjunction with the Annual Makers Market, a downtown street festival featuring fine art vendors, local makers, food vendors, and more!

The event celebrates the tradition of outdoor painting by welcoming artists from across the region to share their talents and the beauty of downtown Brevard and surrounding areas.

More details on the event are coming soon. This webpage will be regularly updated leading up to the event so check back for more details.

Sponsorship and Friends Of Festival Opportunities

These donations are specifically designed for couples and individuals, focusing on supporting the Heart of Brevard’s mission to enhance downtown vitality and uplift local artists and businesses. The Brevard Plein Air Festival stands as a testament to our commitment to fostering a vibrant arts community and celebrating the cultural richness of Downtown Brevard. Your contribution enables us to implement innovative marketing strategies, promotions, and engaging signature events that further promote our shared goals.

Tickets included as a part of a donation or corporate sponsorship can not be applied toward a purchase.

Payment by check is welcome; all online fees include a 5% convenience/service fee.

Friends of The Festival Sponsorship Tiers

This sponsorship tier includes recognition in our full-color festival program guide and your name listed on the event website.

This sponsorship tier includes recognition in our full-color festival program guide, your name listed on the event website, and a limited edition tote bag.

This sponsorship tier includes recognition in our full-color festival program guide, your name listed on the event website, a limited edition tote bag, and two tickets to the Patrons Preview Party.

HOB Business Sponsorship

By becoming a Heart of Brevard Business Sponsor, you will:

  • Gain Visibility: Your business will be prominently featured on all marketing and promotional materials for Brevard Plein Air, including print ads, press releases, our website, newsletters, and social media platforms.
  • Show Community Support: Align your brand with the cultural and artistic growth of our community. Your sponsorship demonstrates a commitment to fostering local talent and community spirit.
  • Drive Traffic: Increase foot traffic to your business by connecting with event attendees and local patrons who value businesses that invest in their community.
  • Enhance Your Brand: Elevate your business’s profile and reputation as a dedicated supporter of community events and local arts.

This sponsorship tier is available for Heart of Brevard businesses only. This tier includes recognition in all marketing and promotional materials for Brevard Plein Air, including print ads, press releases, website, newsletter, and social media.

Join us in making Brevard Plein Air a success and showcase your business’s commitment to our vibrant downtown community. Your support at the $250 level makes a significant impact!

For more information or to become a sponsor, please contact Nicole Bentley by clicking the link above, and use HOB PLEIN AIR SPONSORSHIP in the subject line.

Wet Paint Sale & Makers' Market Street Festival

As part of our fourth annual Brevard Plein Air Festival, we’re hosting a fall Makers Market Street Festival. This market aims to celebrate our local creators and will run alongside the Brevard Plein Air Wet Paint Show & Sale, with food vendors, live music, and incredible craft and artistry available for purchase! 

The Wet Paint Show and Sale, features original artwork from 30 participating artists. Visitors to this art show will also have the opportunity to explore our Makers Market and the Wet Paint Sale. Here, they can discover handcrafted items from local artisans.

If you’re a local maker or artisan creating delightful and lovely products, we want you! We’re seeking 40 artists, crafters, and makers for our fall event. Apply today to secure your spot. 

Featured Artist: Kyle Buckland

Kyle’s style of painting is deeply rooted in the fundamental philosophies of Impressionism. His work has been featured in Plein Air Magazine on multiple occasions and he is a resident artist at the William King Museum’s Artlab. His work is represented in hundreds of private, public, and corporate collections around the world, and in 2021 he was inducted into the prestigious Plein Air Painters of the Southeast. Join Kyle and other artists at En Plein Air from September 9th to 14th!

“Autumn Peaks ” Oil on canvas 48×48″

“Sunlit Memories” oil on canvas 48×48″

“Mayday on the Creek ” Oil on Canvas 48×48″

“Blueridge View ” Oil on Canvas 48×60″

2024 Brevard Plein Air Artists

Rachel Alfonso-Smith

Pisgah Forest, NC
Watercolor, Acrylic, & Oil Paint

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Emily Atkinson

Brevard, NC
Acrylic & Oil Paint

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Jeanie Bernard

Brevard, NC
Paint

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Donna Biggee

Snellville, GA
Oil Paint

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Ann Candler

Brevard, NC
Paint

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Cathryn Cooper

Brevard, NC
Graphite & Paint

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Eliza Dunaway

Charlotte, NC
Graphite, Pastel, & Oil

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Pat Dunham

Brevard, NC
Watercolor

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Anita Elder

Dahlonega, GA
Paint

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Amy Gillette

Monroe, NC
Acrylic

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Sue Ginter Landry

Brevard, NC
Oil

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Phil Hawn

Denver, NC
Acrylic Ink

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Kady Hendrix

Brevard, NC
Paint

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EJ Kellerman

Weaverville, NC
Oil

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Leda Lisk

Danville, VA
Oil

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Jill Mcgannon

Suwanee, GA
Paint

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Mary Negron

Cumming, GA
Oil

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Laura Oleniacz

Durham, NC
Acrylic, Water-mixable Oils

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Roy Paschal

West Columbia, SC
Paint

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Billy Smith

Brevard, NC
Graphite, Oil

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Patricia Sweet

Waynesville, NC
Acrylic, Oil

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Gina Tunney

Canton, NC
Oil

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Peter Zell

Sanibel, FL
Acrylic

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