Invitation to artists to paint, draw, create art in and around Bala, Ontario (Muskoka) Canada en plein air (outside).

The Bala Plein Air Group organizes weekly outings in the summer. At the end of each outing, participating artists are invited to share and offer friendly critique of each other’s work. Professional and beginning artists in all media are welcome. Bring your own canvas and art supplies and use whatever you like – oils, acrylics, watercolour, pastel, pencils, sketchpad or digital devices.

Plein air sessions are FREE. There is no cost to participate. There is no instruction. The Bala Plein Air Group is grateful for support from a Township of Muskoka Lakes Community Engagement Grant again in 2022.

Check out where we have been this year. Great works of art work completed.

Visit our year end Art Exhibition at The Bala Cranberry Festival on Oct 14-16, 2022 in Bala. Or check out the art on our Instagram page.

The country is glorious but its beauties are unknown and waiting for a real live artist to splash them onto canvas…. Chop your own path.”   ~ A.Y. Jackson, Group of Seven

Chasing the light, capturing colours, tweaking nature for the sake of a good composition, and catching a few insects in the mix make up the joy of “en plein air” – translated “out in the open air. Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of your house or studio and experiencing painting in the landscape. There is nothing like taking your inspiration directly from nature.

Proudly Supporting BPAG 2022 with a
Community Grant

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