Call for Artists: Urban Plein Air

The Blocks, in partnership with the City and the County, are activating the downtown streets and underutilized urban spaces during a two-day period—September 13th & 14th—with the spontaneous and participatory nature of Plein Air (outdoor) painting. This project invites audiences to engage with participating artists and get a view into their process of completing a painting, providing the opportunity to see live art.

We will work with a curated team of 25 artists to demonstrate their painting skills to the public at 10 curated locations in the downtown area. This two-day period will culminate with an exhibition of the completed works on September 15th.

The Blocks, the City, the County are seeking portfolios from local artists to participate in the two-day Plein Air event. Selected artists will be responsible for completing up to two 12” x 12” canvas during the two-day event (canvas will be provided for the selected artists.) This call is open to all professional artists, students, amature artists, and/or artist-led teams residing in Utah. Those new to the public art process or artists working outside of the traditional Plein Air process are also highly encouraged to apply.

Please click here for a PDF copy of the Call for Artists.