Elora en Plein Air





May 18 to 21, 2017

To art and nature-loving volunteers - An invitation to participate


The Elora Arts Council is hosting a vibrant outdoor painting festival this spring.  We are inviting plein air artists from all over to come and capture our charming village, heritage town, amazing river gorges and rolling farmlands.


This can’t happen without some help from great volunteers.  If you enjoy helping people discover our wonderful community we need you!  You can be part of a great Centre Wellington event, even before it happens.  Your help, big or small, really will make a difference.  Join us!  We invite you to contact us and be part of the team.


Advance work: Poster/card distribution, April 1 – May 1


During festival:

Registration: Take in signed forms, fees & stamp surface May 18-20, 7am – 7pm


During festival:

Intake /store canvases each day May 18-20 noon – 8pm



Set up art for jury and show May 20, 6 – 10pm

Social: Artists/Volunteer Breakfast, May 21, 9am-noon


Show/Sale: Gallery Attendants, May 21 , 1pm -5 pm


Show/Sale: Process sales,  record sales data, May 21, 1pm – 5pm


End of event: Clean–up gallery, May 21


Post event: Payment to artists & survey, May 22- June 15


Please contact the Elora Arts Council at elorapleinair@gmail.com


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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