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June 8 – 15, 2024

Over 165 plein air artists roam our charming city capturing favorite historical structures, coffee shops and the picturesque countryside. Artists from all over work with oils, watercolors, pastels and more. Paint Cedarburg is nationally recognized as the largest gathering of artists in Wisconsin. Artists leave the comforts of their studios and spend 7 days painting outside…rain or shine. The public is encouraged to interact with the artists as they paint or simply marvel at their creativity. 

Join us for Paint Cedarburg, our annual plein air painting event.

Get out of
your comfort zone!

  • Challenge yourself and take your art to the next level. 

  • Enjoy the comradery of fellow artists and experience the challenges of working outdoors and in different conditions

  • Over $8,000 in prizes awarded every year

  • Be a part of Wisconsin's largest gathering of plein air artists

  • You'll have the chance to show and sell your work at the Cedarburg Cultural Center (CCC)

  • Appreciate and support the process, talent and courage it takes to participate!

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What people are saying about Paint Cedarburg…

“What helps set Cedarburg apart from other events is the scale of it all. From the number of artists to the volunteers and the buyers, when this show comes together at the end of the week it is a true spectacle. The beauty of such a large event lies in its coordination and dedication to the fine arts.”


2024 Paint Cedarburg Schedule details coming soon!
Registration opens January 22, 2024


SMPape Paint the Lake Award James Faecke C-12.jpg
SMPape Best of Cedarburg Award Bethann Moran-Handzlik B-19.jpg
SMPape 3rd Place Bob Beck D-10.jpg
Main Event Honorable Mention Les Leffingwell K-2.jpg
SMPape 2nd Place May Klisch V-5.jpg
Main Event Honorable Mention Stephen Wysocki X-17.jpg
Main Event Honorable Mention Paula Swaydan Grebel X-5.jpg
Main Event Honorable Mention Hector Acuna X-34.jpg
Main Event 2nd Place Troy Tatlock F-16.jpg
Main Event 3rd Place Richie Vios J-19.jpg
Main Event Best of Show  Andy Fletcher K-12.jpg
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