Plein Air Painters Chicago encourages the experience of painting the city of Chicago – the Lake, the skyline, the neighborhoods, the grit and the grime, as well as the natural beauty. We paint on-site in the open air, on beautiful days and sometimes in extreme weather. We offer our members opportunities to paint, critiques to improve their painting, events and exhibits to promote visibility and sales, and general camaraderie among painters.

Paint Outs

Paint-outs are offered on the first three Saturdays of each month, and the fourth week we offer a Friday night nocturne and a Sunday paint-out. At least once a month a celebrated Guest Artist is on hand to demo and critique.  


Everyone is invited to paint. 

Membership Benefits 

Visit the Membership page above to learn about your 2020 Membership Benefits.