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En Plein Air - Castle Art competition

With kind permission of His Majesty King Charles III, Windsor Castle is set to play host to Windsor and Eton En Plein Air 2024 – The Royal Borough’s Largest Outdoor Painting Competition and Street Gallery


It will take place on Saturday 20th July inside the grounds of Windsor Castle, having started in 2012 as part of the HM Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee celebrations, this event attracts hundreds of artists from all over the world. In 2022, over 90 artists converged at Windsor Castle to create their own masterpieces within a 6-hour time frame at various locations in the grounds the world-famous Castle.


The prizes are as follows:


  1. First Prize - £2000

  2. Second Prize - £500

  3. Third Prize - £250

On the day artists bring their canvases, painting materials and an easel. Their canvasses are stamped at the beginning of the day, the artist can then choose one of the 11 locations within Windsor Castle from which to create their piece of work. They then have just six hours to complete their piece of art.


Street Gallery


Having completed their work, artists are invited to exhibit their piece as part of an open-air pop-up exhibition in Windsor Royal Shopping, where the public will have the opportunity to see and BUY the work. The Gallery opens at 5.00pm with judging by a panel of industry experts followed by the prize-giving at 6.00pm.


All artists wanting to take part can register online.  The cost is £60.   

Simply click on the link here:  En Plein Air 2024


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