Wild About Colorado-Plein Air Art Festival
July 17-19, 2014 in Breckenridge, Colorado
Carter Park Pavilion, 400 S. High Street

artist painting at Giberson Ranch

Wild About Colorado is an annual celebration of wildflowers, wildlife and wild lands in Summit County, Colorado, featuring the Festival Art Show on Friday, July 18!

16 acclaimed artists painting en plein air in and around Breckenridge, Colorado, with those paintings as well as studio pieces available for purchase.

Carter Park Pavilion is event central, where artworks will be on display in an ever-changing medley and all activities meet or take place.


Workshops, Guided Hikes and Other Activities

Guided hikes and walks every day.

Intro to Plein Air Painting Workshop with Kim Barrick on Thursday, July 17.

Intro to Wildlife Photography with Richard Seeley on Friday, July 18.

Watercolor Workshop with Ann Weaver on Saturday, July 19. (Few seats left!)

Click here for workshop details and to reserve your seat!

Festival Art Show and Dinner

Join us Friday, July 18 at the Festival Art Show & Dinner where you can view and vote on paintings, enjoy Mediterranean-inspired al fresco dining with live music playing in the background on the covered patio of Carter Park Pavilion, and purchase an original work of art! Proceeds support Continental Divide Land Trust, working to preserve Colorado's mountain landscapes in and around Breckenridge.

Meet the Artists!
plein air artist

Our award-winning group of artists includes:
Kim Barrick, Sandi Bruns, Rita Cirillo, Marianna Duford, Beth Erlund, Teri Gortmaker, Joanne Hanson, Jeanne Hougen, Diane Johnston, Deborah McAllister, Karen Ramsay, Marty Rohde, Cheryl St. John, Emily Wahl, Ann Weaver, Ginger Whellock

Learn more about each artist and see examples of their work.

Event Sponsors

Columbine Sponsors: 
Town of Breckenridge, Howard & Sue Carver, Grant & Chris Kurtz
Pasqueflower Sponsors: Eide Bailly, Breckenridge Grand Vacations, Hufft Energy, Neils Lunceford, Ed & Patty Wahtera
Lupine Sponsors: Anonymous (2), Jerry & Terri Eaton
Alpine Forget-Me-Not Sponsors: Harriet Bobo, Gail Culp, Leigh Girvin, Cate Houdek

Become a Sponsor or Volunteer

Visit our Become a Sponsor page for details about this worthwhile opportunity.

We have great volunteer opportunities that are a lot more interesting than stuffing envelopes!

Preserving Mountain Landscapes—About Continental Divide Land Trust

Wild About Colorado
is a benefit event for Continental Divide Land Trust (CDLT), a not-for-profit land conservancy working to protect and preserve natural lands in and around Summit County now and for future generations.  CDLT provides land stewardship through conservation easements and conducts educational events for the public and professionals.