Registration is now open for
Stems Plein Air Paint 2022
Paint from May 1st to May 31st

Stems Plein Air is back as an in-person painting event
for artists in the Greater Kansas City Area!

Painting: When & Where?

  • Artists have the entire month of May 2022 to paint!
  • Artists can paint the entire KC Metro Area on both sides of the state line!
    • Our original painting locations, The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and the City of Overland Park, KS are most definitely included.
  • Featuring an optional Quick Paint with a cash purchase award on Friday, May 13th in Downtown Overland Park, KS (5-8pm at the InterUrban Arthouse)!
  • No canvas stamps. No registration packets. Just register and paint!

Submissions and Judging

  • Submit up to 3 of your best plein air paintings for judging.
  • Paintings will be submitted and judged online via a simplified process.

Prizes & Exhibition

  • Selected paintings are eligible for:
    • Thousands in CASH PRIZES!
    • The sales tent at the Stems: A Garden SoirĂ©e event on June 25th!
    • An in-person/online feature show at The Rice Gallery of Fine Art!


All artists must pre-register to participate in the plein air painting event.
$40 to Register.
A portion of all sales benefit Friends of Overland Park Arts,
part of the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park, and its mission
to expand arts opportunities and public art in Overland Park.