WELCOME!

Whether you’re a seasoned painter or just picking up a brush for the first time, Plein Air Artists of West Michigan welcomes you!

Established in 2008, we are a friendly association of artists who seek inspiration and artistic growth through painting directly from nature. PAAWM schedules more than two dozen Paint Outs each year at some of southwest Michigan’s most beautiful preserves and sanctuaries. Our annual Fall Retreat is a week-long celebration of plein air painting and draws artists from all across the state. If you would like to join in the fun, check this website for time and location of our next Paint Out, grab your paints and meet us there! We welcome artists at any level and membership is free.

A Paint Out schedule and flyer may be downloaded from this website. If you would like to receive our email notices of upcoming Paint Outs, retreats and events, please use the “contact” form. We look forward to hearing from you and painting with you soon.