COVID-19 Update: We have made the challenging decision to postpone the 11th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air program for the safety of our invited artists, community and staff. We hope you will join us for the program June 14-19, 2021.

Thank you for visiting Mountain Maryland Plein Air!

For 10 years, the Mountain Maryland Plein Air Competition & Exhibition has served Western Maryland as its premiere plein air event, bringing artists from across the United States to the heart of Appalachia for a week of artistry and beauty. In 2018, we celebrated our 10th year.

In 2020, more than 75 artists entered for the opportunity to participate in the weeklong program and our Class of 2020 included 30 artists from around the nation. Unfortunately, the national pandemic forced us to change plans, moving to 2021.

The 2021 program will now take place June 14-19, 2021, and our 2020 class will be joining us!  We will continue to keep you updated, but mark your calendars for an amazing celebration. In the meantime, check out our Class of 2021 and explore the artists who will be spending a terrific week in our area.

Learn more about a visit to the Mountain Side of Maryland and plan a trip to take part in our many activities – enjoy the mountain air, hospitality and warmth of all Western Maryland hast to offer.

We look forward to seeing you in 2021!