Welcome to Plein Air Richmond

About Us

Our Story

Plein Air Richmond is Richmond's first outdoor painting event. "Plein air" is a French phrase for painting outdoors. This event was started in 2012 by Brazier Gallery owner, Loryn Brazier. An accomplished painter herself, Loryn is a member of PAPSE, Portrait Artists of America, and has work in  the permanent collections of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and The National Museum of Women in the Arts. Loryn's background as a painter gives her a better understanding how to host this type of event.

Artist Information

Apply for a chance to be one of 30 national artists to paint the beautiful and historic Richmond, VA! These 30 artists will compete for cash and merchandise prizes in this week long paint-out. Artist registration for Plein Air Richmond 2018 is from January 1 - March 1, 2018.

A Good Cause

Proceeds from Plein Air Richmond benefit the Richmond SPCA; a local non-profit, non-kill animal shelter dedicated to the principle that every life is precious. The Richmond SPCA is a national leader in humane care and education, having developed numerous lifesaving programs and services including those dedicated to adoption, rehabilitation, sterilization and education. They save the lives of more than 4,000 homeless animals each year and care for about 350 cats and dogs daily.

2018 Schedule

Plein Air Richmond 2018

Sunday, June 17 - 25, 2018

Artist Registration

Artists can apply for Plein Air Richmond 2018 from January 1 - March 1, 2018 at www.OnlineJuriedShows.com.

Juror of Submissions: TBA

Juror of Awards: TBA

Daily Painting Locations

Our 30 artists from around the country will be painting scenes of Richmond from Monday, June 18 - Thursday, June 21. Be on the lookout for them painting favorite spots such as Maymont, Pony Pasture, Carytown, and Shockoe Bottom.

Ticketed Collectors Preview

Friday, June 22, 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Be the first to see and purchase the beautiful paintings created by these talented artists throughout the week! It is a catered event which occurs immediately after the paintings have been juried. Ticket sales benefit the Richmond SPCA.

For Tickets Please Visit:


Event Location:

1616 W. Main Street

Richmond, VA 23220

"Fast & Fresh" Quick Paint

Saturday, June 23, 9:30am - 11:30am

Location: TBA

Join us for the last competition of Plein Air Richmond as our 30 juried artists AND any registered local artists have two hours to create a painting of a designated Richmond location. At exactly 11:30am the paintings are framed, judged, and put up for sale. Any unsold paintings by the 30 juried artists will be available at Brazier Gallery through Sunday.

Paintings on View

Paintings will be available at Brazier Gallery at the times listed below. Don't delay; paintings are only on display until they are sold!


June 23, 10:00am - 5:00pm


June 24, 12:00pm - 4:00pm


Sign up to be the first to know about Plein Air Richmond and any other Brazier Gallery events or discounts.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Give us a call!

Plein Air Richmond is an outdoor painting event hosted by Brazier Gallery. Since we will following the artists, give us a call at (804) 358-2771 before stopping by Monday - Thursday to make sure we're there!

Ticketed Collector's Preview:

Friday, June 22, 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Fast & Fresh:

Saturday, June 23, 9:00am - 11:00am

Gallery Hours:

Saturday, June 24, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Gallery Hours:

Sunday, June 25, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Brazier Gallery

1616 W Main St, Richmond, Virginia 23220, United States

(804) 358-2771

Plein Air Richmond Hours


11:00 am – 5:00 pm


11:00 am – 5:00 pm


11:00 am – 5:00 pm


11:00 am – 5:00 pm


5:30 pm – 9:00 pm


9:00 am – 5:00 pm


12:00 pm – 4:00 pm