2018 Littleton Plein Air Festival – May 30 to June 1

The Littleton Fine Arts Guild & The Depot Gallery are proud to present the 2018 Littleton Plein Air Festival – May 30 – June 1, 2018. This year’s event features many of the fun, artist-centered events offered in 2017, plus some new sales’ opportunities and purchase awards.

TUESDAY • May 29

The festival kicks off Tuesday, May 29 with an optional, festival-participant only, full day workshop with our juror – Lorenzo Chavez.  Class size will be limited. You may work in the media of your choice under the guidance of this exceptional artist and teacher. Location and further details to be announced.

WEDNESDAY • May 30

The full festival begins on Wednesday, May 30 with morning registration packet pick up at The Depot Gallery from 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. The day will be yours to paint within the event boundaries. That information will be included in your registration folder.

Wednesday afternoon, May 30, Aspen Grove Shopping Center is sponsoring a Quick-Draw competition. All artists will need to check in at Aspen Grove and receive a special stamp and boundaries for this event. (Check In Location TBA) This fun afternoon will culminate with a complimentary reception/happy hour and Aspen Grove purchase awards.  There will be a special display of the pieces created during this event at Aspen Grove.

The Aspen Grove area is perfect to catch a beautiful sunset backlighting the mountains to the west. Imagine painting a nocturne of the illuminated store windows or cars in the parking lot bathed in the street lamps of Aspen Grove. Following the reception would be a great time to do this.

THURSDAY • May 31

Thursday, May 31 is yours to paint full steam. Lorenzo Chavez will be doing a demo for all Festival participants at The Depot Gallery @ 3:30 p.m. An Artist’s Dinner in downtown Littleton will follow his demo.

FRIDAY • June 1

Friday, June 1 will once again begin with a “Quick-Draw” in downtown Littleton. Artists will need to check in at artSPARK Creative Studio to have canvases/paper stamped. This category will also feature special awards and prizes. Details will be forthcoming.

Painting turn-in will be 1:00 – 2:00 pm at The Depot Gallery. The Artist Reception and Awards Ceremony will be held from 5:30 – 8:00 at The Depot.  Last year, we had great sales and public turn out for this event. Cash awards will be presented in multiple levels and categories.

Artwork will be hung in The Depot through the month of June, with painting pickup July 1. We are also negotiating other sales and presentation venues and will announce those in the near future.  Exact times and details of each Festival event will be posted and communicated as soon as possible.

Registration Details:

Registration for the 2018 Littleton Festival is limited to 50 artists. Your eligibility to participate will be based on your registration date. This is an open event. Registration for Lorenzo’s workshop is also limited and based on the date you register. Registration for both events closes when the events fill, on or before May 20, 2018. Don’t procrastinate!

All registration sales are final. No refunds will be issued.


Registration for the 2018 Littleton Plein Air Festival (DOES NOT INCLUDE LORENZO CHAVEZ WORKSHOP) – $60






Registration for the 2018 Littleton Plein Air Festival  + LORENZO CHAVEZ WORKSHOP – $185






We look forward to having you at this year’s festival!