Registration is now open for
Stems Plein Air Paint 2023
Paint from May 1st to May 31st

Stems Plein Air Paint,
Kansas City’s original plein air event
is back for another year!

Painting: When & Where?

  • Artists have the entire month of May 2023 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 TWO optional Quick Paints, each with a cash purchase award (schedule TBD)!
    • Friday, May 5th – Sunset Quick Paint at Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens 5-9pm.
    • Magic Hour Quick Paint in Downtown Overland Park (schedule TBD)!
  • No canvas stamps.  No 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 Soirée event on June 24th!
    • An in-person & online feature show at The Rice Gallery of Fine Art!
    • Then, an in-person feature show at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center’s Art at the Center Gallery!

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. 

*Event organizers reserve the right to alter and adjust event dates and deadlines if necessary.