Sep 14, 2024 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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36th Great Outdoor Art Contest

It’s the 36th year of the Great Outdoor Art Contest! Register to compete in the oldest plein air painting contest in Indiana with early-bird rates beginning Aug. 1. Regular registration rates begin Sept. 1. Day-of registration available. 

Gates open at 7 a.m. for artists to bring their blank pages and canvases to be stamped in the site classroom, then it’s off to work. Artwork is judged at 2 p.m. and awards will be announced beginning at 3:30p.m. 

The Great Outdoor Art Contest is part of Brown County Art Colony Weekend, Sept. 13-15, 2024.

Artist Early bird registration (Aug. 1-31)
$15/adult, $10/youth; 25% discount for members 

Artist Open registration (Sept. 1-14)
$20/adult, $15/youth; 25% discount for members 

Admission to GOAC
$5/person
Site admission additional for historic building tours ($11/adult; $9/senior; $6/youth)

Submit registration

Read contest guidelines and complete the registration form.

Registration form available July 26.

Submit payment

Finish your registration by submitting your payment online.

Submit Payment

Sponsored by

Indiana Plein Air Painters Association