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 will be participating 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 Wednesday 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.

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 Walkrton will be submittedSaturday, July 23rd from 4:30 to 6:30 pm for the Art Show on July 24th Community Hall, Civic Center, Hanover (1pm to 5pm).

REGISTRATION is now closed.

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


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 $125 Gift Certificate sponsored by Folmer Landscaping and Garden Centre

1st Place Youth Award $200 sponsored by Dianne Graham

2nd Place Youth Award $150 sponsored by The Colour Jar                

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

$50 Honourable Mention sponsored by Pauline Shen