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Cuttyhunk Plein Air Festival

2024 Cuttyhunk Plein Air Festival
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Space is limited and spots are filling quickly!

Saturday, June 22
Rain Date: Sunday, June 23

Cuttyhunk Plein Air is an annual one-day festival that takes place on the Elizabethan Island (Gosnold, MA) on a Saturday in late June.

The CPAF is limited to 60 artists, and the cost to participate is $95 per person. This fee covers registration, ferry travel with cargo transport via M/V Cuttyhunk Ferry, and a box lunch. The cost to Cuttyhunk residents, or those who do not need a day-of ferry ticket, is $45. On the day of the festival, artists will travel from State Pier 3 in New Bedford, where registration packets and ferry tickets are distributed (9am departure), to Cuttyhunk (10am arrival). There they will check in and collect their box lunches, and volunteer “island ambassadors” will greet painters and deliver them to various locations across the island. Artists will wrap up around 2:30pm to be ready for pickup (or can walk back), and they may submit paintings for jurying by 2:45pm. Artists will enjoy a brief “_ARTY!” reception after jurors have had a chance to select 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, and purchase prizes. Islanders and visitors may also purchase art directly from the artists. The “_ARTY!” is open to all and free to attend. Finally, artists will depart on the Cuttyhunk Ferry at 4:00pm to return to New Bedford.

Learn more and register online here.


  •  June 22, 2024
     8:30 am - 5:00 pm