16th Annual En Plein Air Artists Competition
Labor Day Weekend in Victor, Colorado

Victor is experiencing street renovations at this time.  Traffic is moving smoothly.  Please look for carefully placed detours.   


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 now in its 16th year and 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. 

Rita Cirillo, poster painting

Rita Cirillo, poster painting

Downtown Victor

Downtown Victor

2015 Schedule

2015 Art Show: September 5, 6, and 7

2015 Artist Check-In: August 28 and 29

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T-Shirts and Posters may be purchased at the 2015 Victor Celebrates the Arts event, September 5, 6, and 7, 2015.  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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