Elora en Plein Air





May 17 to 20, 2018

What & How


Welcome to the Elora Plein Air Festival site. We welcome artists and visitors from far and wide to our 4 day art competition. This open painting festival showcases the cultural heritage and charm of the village of Elora and town of Fergus and beautiful natural settings of the river gorges and rural vistas of Grand River country.


During the competition, come rain or shine, artists will be painting around the communities to capture the charming heritage buildings, historic neighbourhoods, breathtaking river and gorge vistas, rolling hillsides and picturesque farms of our uniquely beautiful region.


Show & Sale - Sunday May 21st, 1 pm to 5 pm Elora Centre for the Arts.

Awards:1st:  $10002nd:  $5003rd:  $300Peoples Choice: $200Artists' Choice: $200 


There are also multiple $100. best awards: Garden, Street Scene, Rural Vista and Building.


Check out our Quick Paint and Night Painting 'Paint Options' Page


Artists will receive a participant package and additional area information at check-in.


Pre-register by mailing the registration form below, the signed Rules page and a cheque or money order in Canadian funds to the address below:

Elora Arts Council, P.O. Box 3084, Elora, Ontario, Canada


You can also register below and use Pay Pal here or click on 'Pay' page.





There are charming accommodations throughout picturesque Elora, Fergus and the surrounding country side, including hotels, inns and bed & breakfasts. We are also offering billeting with members of the Elora Art Council.


For billeting information please contact the Elora Arts Council at



Centre Wellington Online Directory


Places to Stay


Fergus and Elora Bed & Breakfast Association





Our 2018 Judge Lanna Pejovic


Lanna came to appreciate art early on in life having lived in Florence, Italy prior to arriving in the US with her family as a child from Yugoslavia.  Later as a teenager Lanna decided to become an artist. Lanna received her MFA in painting from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She later went back to Italy to study art in Florence at the Accademia di Belle Arti and at Tyler School of Art in Rome.


For the past 25 + years Lanna has taught painting and drawing extensively in upstate New York and is currently an adjunct professor of drawing and painting in the School of Art, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences of the Rochester Institute of Technology.


Lanna lives in and maintains a studio in Honeoye Falls, NY. Her landscape themed paintings are inspired

by work done directly at favorite sites and then recreated in the studio.  She has exhibited her work in

exhibitions both regionally and internationally.




When: May 17th to 20th, 2018

Where: Fergus Elora and surrounding countryside

For more information: elorapleinair@gmail.com


Photo credits: Anne Hobbs, Sylvia Galbraith

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