one of maine’s premier cultural happenings

ogunquit’s perkins cove plein air art event

There are very few towns in the world, especially tiny towns like Ogunquit, that have been depicted so many times by such a wide variety of artists over the years. Throughout the decades, this “beautiful place by the sea” has seen a non-stop parade of colorful artists drawing, painting, etching and photographing each and every one of its visually-enticing nooks and crannies. Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, Maine is truly hallowed ground when it comes to American art history. The birthplace of the storied Ogunquit Art Colony now also serves as the beating heart of one of Maine’s most important cultural happenings: Ogunquit’s Perkins Cove Plein Air Art Event.

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Plein Air painting in (and around) Perkins Cove is a time-honored Ogunquit Art Colony tradition. That’s why all of the artists and art-lovers will be throughout our town, along the Marginal Way and down to Perkins Cove on Saturday, September 10th, 2022 for Ogunquit’s 2nd Annual Perkins Cove Plein Air Painting Event. The Rain Date is September 11th, 2022.

If you attend Ogunquit’s 2nd Annual Perkins Cove Plein Air Event, you’ll be able to enjoy the timeless sight of plein air painters in the act of putting brush to canvas in (and around) Perkins Cove — the heart of the Ogunquit Art Colony — from 9am through 2pm. Then, between 2:30pm and 3:30pm there will be judging in Perkins Cove for Professional and Amateur awards PLUS the David Lussier Gallery of Excellence Amateur Award. Perkins Cove will also be the site of a Wet Paint Sale (from 3:30pm until 5pm) where you’ll have the chance to purchase a one of a kind piece from the “beautiful place by sea” that you’ll cherish forever before the paint is even fully dry! There will also be historical tours, art history talks, artist demonstrations, AND live music in Perkins Cove!