Paint Outdoors in Beautiful Grey-Bruce Ontario

Welcoming Artists to our Plein Air Festival

Durham - Hanover – Walkerton and all points in between


Artists from across Ontario are invited to participate in the first annual Plein Air Festival. Hosted by the Saugeen Artist Guild, with the support of Hanover’s Innovative Peoples Program, this four-day event will run Thursday July 20 through Sunday July 24, 2022, culminating with a juried art show and sale at the Hanover Community Hall, Civic Centre on Sunday. Over $2,000 in prizes will be awarded over 7 categories. Registration opens for professional, amateur, and student artists.

Before June 30th, the cost for early bird registration fees Non-member $60 Guild-member $50 Student $20 *School End Special Rate till June 30th!   All Fees increase after June 30th.

CHECK-IN begins July 20th at the Lasting Memories Locker Room (318 10th Street, Hanover). These plein air paintings along the Saugeen Watershed from Durham, Hanover and Walkerton will be submitted at the Art Show July 24th Community Hall, Civic Center, Hanover (1pm to 5pm).

REGISTRATION is valid once payment and application form is completed, signed, and received by the Saugeen Artists Guild festival committee. It can be emailed to the following - or mailed to 260 4th Ave, Hanover N4N 2B5

Note: The festival is a rain-or-shine event. There are no refunds unless festival is cancelled due to Covid-19 mandates.

Click below to apply!


1st Place winner receives $500 sponsored by Inques Tattoo
2nd Place winner $300 sponsored by Lorna Eadie Hocking and Dave Hocking
3rd Place winner $200 sponsored by J Switzer Properties
Best River or Lake Award $200 sponsored by Hicks & Hicks Professional Corporation
Best architectural and heritage Award $200 The Co-Operators ~ Ryan Enright
People’s Choice Award $100 sponsored by Hanover Raceway
Best rural/agricultural subject Award $100 sponsored by CMR Insurance
Best Town Subject Award $100 sponsored by Lasting Memories Locker Room
Best Garden 
Best Garden $125 Gift Certificate sponsored by Folmer Landscaping and Garden Centre

1st Place Youth Award $200 sponsored by Dianne Graham
2nd Place Youth Award $200 sponsored by The Colour Jar                

3rd Place Youth Award $100 sponsored by Upwards Art Studio 

$50 Honourable Mention sponsored by Pauline Shen