About the festival

Bring your art materials and paint Fingal’s fabulous landscapes with fellow artists and friends at a festival that welcomes creators from all over the world.  – Monday 19th to Sunday 25th June 2017

The festival consists of four parts :

Artist Registration – € 45 until the end of March –  this is the main part of the festival and allows you to attend all or some of the seven ‘paint outs’ days at beautiful pre-selected locations, exhibit at the festival, be eligible for festival awards and participate in our social evenings. We have chosen a stunning variety of scenes to paint throughout the festival week  from seaside harbours to beaches, old castles to rolling fields and quaint little villages.

Workshop registration – € 30 per workshop – You can join these workshops to learn and improve your painting technics. The workshops are hosted by recognised plein air artists who will share their tips of the trade with you.
This year’s workshops are by Blaise Smith H.R.H. A | Jock Nichol | Henry Mc Grane | John Dinan

Paint Quick Competition – € 20 entry fee. which goes to charity – Cystic Fibrosis Ireland this year – Join in the 2 hour competition to be in with a chance to win cash prizes and exhibit your work on the easel at the end of the competition for the public to buy. This is a great favourite for the visiting public to watch work being created before their eyes.

Paint Out Transport – € 25 for the week – Get on the bus ! If you have no transport to bring you around to the various paint out sites, no problem, just register here to use our festival bus and we’ll get you there. It’s also a great way to meet new friends with a passion for painting.

It’s a ‘pick and mix’ for you to choose from. 🙂

Please note that all participating artists must pay the Artist Registration before being eligible to partake in the Workshops, Paint Quick competition or use the paint out Transport Bus.

This annual week long festival harnesses the mystical power of the summer solstice, a time of year very important to the Celts and Druids, and uses its long, hazy days – the longest of the year, in order to paint, paint, paint, in the gorgeous great outdoors.

Fingal is a wonderful, untouched part of Dublin, punctuated with picture-perfect villages and a coast facing icy blue sea, which you could stare into for hours as the wind tousles your hair.

Feel the breeze as you put paint to paper with Dublin Plein Air Painting Festival, a truly unique and enlivening artistic experience.