2016 Art Show and Sale

17th Annual En Plein Air Artists Competition
Labor Day Weekend, September 3, 4, and 5, 2016 in Victor, Colorado

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Come to historic Victor, Colorado,  as "plein air" artists from around the country gather to paint on location in our historic town.  Victor Celebrates The Arts is a judged show and will be celebrating the 17th year.  Judging is done by an established and respected professional Colorado artist. Professional and Non-Professional artists participate in painting various scenes within rustic Victor, and many legendary 1890’s gold mining sites nearby.  Our show captures national attention.  We invite you to join us as a participating artist as well as the public at large for this exciting and unique event.  We expect dozens of artists to participate, with more than 20 awards to be presented with total cash prizes of nearly $4,000.00.   Thousands of visitors from many states attend the show and enjoy the artists in action. 

Carl Ortman, "Artist At Work", Poster Award painting

Carl Ortman, "Artist At Work", Poster Award painting

Downtown Victor

Downtown Victor

2016 Schedule

2016 Art Show: September 3, 4, 5

2016 Artist Check-In: August 26 and 27

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T-Shirts may be purchased year-round at the Prospector's Pick, 106 N 4 St, Victor, CO, 80860.

Victor, Colorado

This historic town of 400 residents is an unpolished gem of 1890's gold mining history.  Victor is located on the sunny side of Pike's Peak, one hour west of Colorado Springs and 5-miles from Cripple Creek.  Victor has panoramic views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, blue skies, fresh mountain air, alpine wild flowers, evergreens and aspens, all at an elevation of nearly 10-thousand feet.  The natural beauty is breathtaking and an inspiration for the artist and all visitors alike.

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