Plein Air Art Fest

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Tonganoxie Plein Air Art Fest

Plein Air Paint: September 30th-Saturday October 3rd, 2021 


Main Festival Day: Saturday October 2nd, 2021 - DEADLINE TO REGISTER AS AN ARTIST OR VENDOR IS JULY 31ST, 2021!!

Come Join us for our second annual Plein Air Art Fest.

Enjoy meeting artists, watch the paint out competitions, food trucks, street performers, fine art booths and more.




2021 Street Performance Line up















Plein Air artists of all mediums will compete in 10 different paint outs for a total of $3,100.00 in prizes.  These competitions will take place from Thursday evening, September 30th through Sunday morning, October 3rd.  On Saturday, October 2nd the streets of Tonganoxie will be lined with fine art booths displaying and selling their artwork.  Originals and prints will be available to fit within any collector's budget.  Art mediums will include paintings, pottery, jewelry, woodworking, and more.  Performing artists will entertain all day.  Enjoy the classical bluegrass of No Bow Tie.  Be amazed by magician and escape artist August Gilbreath. Be astonished by stunt woman and sideshow performer Martika Daniels.  And get your taste buds satisfied by the food trucks and local restaurants participating in the Festival.

We are still taking applications for plein air artists who want to compete in the competitions.  The fee to compete in all ten competitions is only $40.00 total.  Artists will also be able to sell the works they create during the competition in our art gallery, and if they so desire, have a booth on Saturday the 2nd. TAC will retain a 20% commission on the Plein Air art sales sold in the gallery. There will be no additional fee for plein air competitors to have a booth and TAC will not retain any % of booth sales. All artists and art mediums are welcome from beginners to professionals.


We still have limited space for food vendors.  The food applications will be juried to ensure we have a variety of genres available.  Apply below.  The registration fee is $150.00.  We do not take a % of sales from the food trucks. You will need to provide your own power. Get your registration in quickly to secure your spot. 

We still have space for art vendors.  The art vendors are juried, but will include all forms of artistry from painting to woodworking to glassblowing to pottery, etc. We will not accept craft booths or resale merchandise booths.  If your application is denied, you will be refunded your application fee.  The application fee for a 12' x 12' booth is $40.00.  You will need to provide your own canopy tent, tables, chairs, display booths, etc.  Apply below.  

The deadline to register as an art competitor, a vendor or a food truck in order to assure your placement in the Festival Guide is JULY 31st 2021.


This Event is Sponsored by the Tonganoxie Arts Council, Inc., a 501(c)(3) corporation.

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Fine Art Vendors
Kid Art Activities
Painting Competitions
Food Trucks
Street Performers
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Martika Daniels
Kid Art Activities
August Gilbreath
No Bow Tie

Artists Registration

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The Tonganoxie Arts Council is now taking registration for Plein Air Artists. Please complete the form below and submit your $40.00 registration fee. Each artist will receive a guide at registration with instructions on where to paint etc.

Artist Registration

Registration fee is $40.00

Days I plan to attend
Booth Space

Thanks for submitting!

Become a Vendor


The Tonganoxie Arts Council is now taking registration for vendors. Please complete the form below and submit your $40.00 booth fee. This is a juried event. Should you not be chosen your $40.00 fee will be returned to you.

Vendor Registration

Vendor fee is $40.00

Thanks for submitting!

Don't forget to email your pictures to

Food Truck Registration

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The Tonganoxie Arts Council is now taking registration for Food Trucks. Please complete the form below and submit your $150.00 registration fee. 

Food Truck Registration

Registration fee is $150.00

Thanks for submitting!