Elora en Plein Air





May 18 to 21, 2017



While for much of your days you will be amidst the fields, natural trails and river gorges, you may find yourself with time to spare.  Throughout Elora and Fergus you can discover beautiful shops filled with fine Canadian craft, fashion and decor,  great restaurants and artisanal foods. Enjoy great walkabouts.


Thursday, May 18th 6pm to 10pm: Join us for Film on a Plate - a food and film events sponsored by Sensational Elora and held at the charming Elora Gorge Cinema. 'Maudie' paired with East Coast Fare and a glass of complimentary wine or beer. www.sensationalelora.ca


Saturday, May 20th 10:00 am - noon:  Bissell Park Quick Paint - check out the artist in a fast and fun paint out competition. Show and Sale follow right in the park from 1-2 pm. 127 East Mill Street, Elora.


Explore the area and enjoy the many great pubs and eateries in and around Fergus and Elora.


Sunday, May 21st  9:00am to 11:30am:  Artists' Breakfast:  Meet other plein air enthusiasts over a leisurely breakfast.


Sunday, May 21st  1:00pm to 5:00pm:  Show and Sale with judges comments. All welcome 75 Melville Street, Elora.



At the Elora Centre for the Arts:


River Flow - Paint the Heart of Elora


Painting from inspiring river vistas in the heart of Elora, these plein air workshops focus on the merging of water from shoreline. Each class will concentrate on brush and knife work, colour mixing, values and paint consistency. Students will learn about limiting their palette and working quickly under ever-changing conditions of light and temperature. Designed for all levels from beginner to the advanced. Materials list provided upon registration.


With Jan Yates

Ages: Ages 18+

Individual Sessions:

Date: Saturday, May 20th

All Day Session (10 – 4:30PM)

Members: $100 + tax Non-Members: $110 + tax


Date: Sunday, May 21st

Morning Plein Air Session (10am – 12:30pm)

Evening Plein Air Session (5pm – 7:30pm)

Members: $55+ tax Non-Members: $65+ tax


Take all three sessions:

Members: $190+ tax Non-Members: $200+ tax


*Wyndham Art Supplies will be in-house at the ECFTA on Friday and Saturday from 8:30AM – 3PM to supply all your painting needs as part of the Elora Arts Council Plein Air Grand River Painting Festival.


When: May 18th to 21st, 2017

Where: Fergus Elora and surrounding countryside

For more information: elorapleinair@gmail.com

Official Coffee of Elora Plein Air  Ashanti

Award Sponsors:

Best Garden: LittleTree Garden Market

Best Architectural Subject:  Edge Realty

Best Town Subject:  Mermaid in Elora

Bissell Quick Paint Sponsor/Best in Show:   Elora Farmers’ Market


Photo credits: Anne Hobbs

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