Steamboat Art Museum

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Orville Giguento- Yampa’s Twin Butte


SAM Plein Air Event: Sept. 23 – 30
Exhibit on display and for sale Oct. 1 – Nov. 5

SAM’s Plein Air Event brings together the community and visitors with artists from near and far as they paint on location. Showcasing the beauty of the Yampa Valley, the paintings created during this extraordinary week spotlight historic landmarks, ranches, the community of Steamboat Springs, and our growing arts and cultural offerings – This event is uniquely Steamboat!

Artists love our event because:

· Painting inspiration abounds with the breathtaking scenery and a picturesque town of Steamboat Springs. SAM provides access to historic ranches and conserved lands that aren’t available at any other time.

· Experience the friendly atmosphere of Steamboat. Get inspired by the other artists, some new and some returning participants. Get to know local and visiting patrons and sponsors and build your collector’s list. Make new friends!

· Artists at any stage of their careers can participate. All artists choose to participate at the Open or Professional Division.

· Get to know and learn from the event judge/featured artist (not yet announced). A selection of the judge’s paintings will be featured at SAM for the duration of the exhibit.

· Three on-the-spot sales events throughout the week, and 5-week exhibition and sale opportunity.



Your 2022 Plein Air Sponsorship gives SAM the opportunity to recognize your support throughout the year. Your generosity will be highlighted during Plein Air 2022 week on event advertising, promotional materials, newsletters, website, social media, and signage at all Plein Air 2022 events according to your level of support.

8,000 guests visit Plein Air events, including “Quickdraw" at the Farmers Market, (Sept 24th) Sunset Reception,  the Plein Air Opening, (Sep 30th), and exhibit October 1st thru Nov 5, 2022!

We invite you to consider supporting SAM with a 2022 Plein Air Sponsorship at any level.

Thank you!