Cashiers Plein Air Festival up and running

Nationally acclaimed painters from throughout the country set up their easels to capture the beautiful landscape and charming lifestyle of the North Carolina mountains at the 2020 Plein Air Festival that runs July 15-19.

The Festival kicked off yesterday when artists set up and painted areas throughout The Village Green. Festival artists will paint in around Cashiers over the next several days, capturing well-loved locations and favorite scenes.

Artists set up shop throughout The Village Green yesterday to paint for Plein Air Festival 2020.

This is the Sixth Biennial Cashiers Plein Air Festival, a premier outdoor painting event benefiting The Village Green. The festival artists’ original art is displayed for viewing and sale at a pop up art gallery at The Village Green Commons in Cashiers. Cashiers Plein Air Festival is for artists and appreciators alike.

Visitors were encourage to ask the artist questions while painting, all while maintaining social distancing.

A full schedule of virtual events featuring special, exclusive paint out locations and live stream artist demonstrations can be accessed at

Visit the festival gallery daily at The Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. to see the entire collection of these special paintings depicting the unparalleled beauty of the area. 

Over the next several days artists will set up at locations throughout Cashiers to raise money for The Village Green.

Appointments are encouraged ( but walk-ins are welcome. Visitors to the festival gallery will be required to wear a face mask and safe distances from others while viewing and buying art. An online gallery will also display their work to view and purchase.

Artists were free to choose what they painted, as long at it was in The Village Green.

Visit to learn about the festival, meet the artists, and visit the online gallery. Sign up for a daily e-newsletter with information about paintings right off the canvas hanging on the gallery wall.

The Village Green Director Ann Self making her rounds making sure artists have everything they need for the 2020 Plein Air Festival.

The Village Green is the 13 plus privately conserved park for public enjoyment in the center of Cashiers, NC.  Funds raised from the sale of art ensures its preservation and operation for the community.

The Village Green proud to welcome these fine artists to the Cashiers area. The Village Green is also pleased to present a festival that celebrates the beauty of the area while providing art and something for everyone to enjoy.

Pictured at the top of the article is Lila McAlpin painting at The Village Green in Cashiers.

Article courtesy of The Village Green.

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