Desert Ridge Marketplace is partnering with the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) to host the inaugural Plein Air Painting Festival. The festival will provide a unique opportunity for artists to produce original painted artworks live and in the open air. This art form is an invitation into the creative process: the sight, sound, and even the texture of the artists’ world.
Up to 20 artists will be seen painting live throughout the entire District, creating art that is inspired by Desert Ridge Marketplace. Guests can enjoy free group painting classes and interactive crafts, unique art available for purchase and the opportunity to vote on your favorite masterpieces. Awards will be given for 1st place ($200), 2nd place ($100), 3rd place ($50) and honorable mention.