The 2020 Central City Plein Air Festival Will take place September 24, 2020 to September 27, 2020 in Central City, Colorado. 

We are now accepting artist applications for entry into the festival.

Application Dates: January 27 – May 1, 2020   ♦   Application Fee: $40   ♦   Notification Date: May 15, 2020


Central City Opera, in partnership with the Gilpin County Arts Association, seeks 20 artists to participate in the 2020 Central City Plein Air Festival, Thursday, September 24 – Sunday, September 27.

Up to 20 artists will be selected to paint the fall landscapes and historic architecture of this Colorado mountain town.  The festival culminates in an Exhibition, Sale, and Awards Reception on Sunday, September 27th in which the paintings created throughout the weekend will be on display and available for purchase in the Gilpin County Art Association’s Washington Hall Gallery.