Home

Welcome to
Capitola Plein Air !

Capitola Plein Air will return in 2017, and artist registration will open during the summer. Sign our email list for a reminder to register.

Congratulations to all the 2016 ribbon winners!

1st Place – Chad Hunter ‘Sunset Under Pier’, watercolor

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


2nd Place – Scott Hamill ‘Toward Capitola II’, oil
Artists Choice – Scott Hamill ‘Morning Reflection’, oil
Peoples Choice – Sally Bookman, ‘Morning in Downtown Capitola’ watercolor

Capitola Plein Air returns for a third annual event! Join us November 4th and 5th for a weekend of creativity, camaraderie, and beautiful artwork! View the roster of artists invited to compete.

Watch artists paint all around Capitola on Saturday, November 4th 10am-2pm. You may stumble upon them painting November 1-3 as well!

View their finished works and check out the award winners at the exhibition on Sunday, November 5th, 11am-4pm, at New Brighton Middle School Performing Arts Center. Chat with artists, have fun doing hands on art activities, enjoy live music, and purchase your favorite artwork at the fine art sale.  And don’t forget to vote for your favorite piece for the People’s Choice Award! Ate3One Food Truck will be parked outside, when you get hungry for more than art.

A portion of art sales will benefit art education in Capitola!

Please sign our email list, bookmark this page, and follow us on facebook for updates!


Discover art and historic sites all around Capitola with our smARTphone scavenger hunt and iOS app.

. You can find our Self Guided Tour  of Capitola Public Art & Historic Sites ioS app here.