Painting the Town - Plein Air Painting Event

"Painting the Town," a plein air art painting event inaugurated last year, is again a significant element in the third annual Art in the Adobes Festival. Plein air painting by local artists will be held during the week-end festival on Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15. In keeping with this years' festival theme, Artists and Architecture, local artists are called upon to participate in a one day painting venture throughout historic downtown Monterey. On Saturday artists will choose their favorite site to paint… historic adobes, relics, gardens, street scenes, landscapes or seascapes.

On Sunday these same artists will then choose to display and sell their art work on the festival's Polk Street Paseo, which will be transformed into a pedestrian promenade for the weekend surrounded by historic buildings, gardens, music and fun.

On Sunday afternoon there will be a presentation when Judges’ awards and cash prizes for the winning art work will be announced.

Participation is limited so submit your application early.

Click here to download an application or get one at Venture Gallery in the Portola Plaza. 

Painting the Town Schedule:

   * Applications due Friday, August 16, 2013
   * Confirmations and event details sent to artists upon receipt of application and no later than August 31, 2013
   * Event dates: September 14 & 15, 2013 - 10:00 to 5:00

For more information contact: Susan Klusmire by phone: 831-383-0666 or email:


Art in the Adobes Coordinating Committee:

Kip Hudson
Director, Old Monterey Foundation

Teresa Del Piero
Chair: Monterey Museum of Art Collectors Guild

Nancy Selfridge
Monterey City Council

Susan Klusmire
Festival Director

Julianne Burton- Carvajal
Historian - Curator