Kekionga Plein Air Event
August 25 - 28, 2021


ph: 260-437-2187

P O Box 13437, Fort Wayne, IN


Pre-Registration: $35.00 on Eventbrite see link above

On Site Registration: $40.00

Kekionga Promenade Sale
Kekionga Promenade Sale


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Kekionga Promenade Sale
Kekionga Promenade Sale

Kekionga Plein Air Event Awards
To be announced August 28, 2021
Month of Plein Air 2021
July 29- Sunday Augsut 29, 2021 
Thurs., July 29, 2021

Artlink Exhibition featuring Plein Air artists: Jill Stefani Wagner, Ray Hassard, and Steve Puttrich

Thurs., August 12

In and Out Plein Air Event at Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

Sat., August 21

FWAG Pop-up. Community Artists Program and Plein Air Painters at Farmer's Market.

Mon.- Tues., August 23-24

Steve Puttrich, plein air workshop.


Wed., August 25

Featured artists talks/demos

Kekionga Check-in and registration at FWMoA

Nocturnal Paint-out at The Landing with live music.

Thurs., August 26

FWAG presents Kekionga Plein Air Event Exhibit and Sale, Park Foundation Pavilion, Promenade Park, Fort Wayne, Gallery opening with live music.

Fri., August 27

Evening Social for participants, details to follow.

Sat., August 28

Gallery meet and greet with artists at Artlink, Quick Draw, Judging, Awards, and

Wet-Paint Sale.

Community Artists Program Exhibition and Sale.

Sun., August 29

Artlink Exhibition ends.

Kekionga Plein Air Event

8/23-8/24 - Steve Puttrich will be holding a plein air workshop at Promenade Park in conjunction with Artlink. The workshop paintings may be exhibited and offered for sale on Thursday, August 25, at Promenade Park. Limited to the first 16 registrants.

8/25 8:00 am Check-in/ Canvas Stamping, artists presentations /talks/demos by Ray Hassard and Jill Stefani Wagner 10-1 pm and 2-5 pm, Kekionga Registration at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Nocturnal Paint-out on The Landing from 6-10pm with live music.

8/26 8:00 am Check-in/Canvas Stamping at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, FWAG presents Kekionga Preview Exhibit and Sale at Park Foundation Pavilion, Promenade Park; public sale with live music.

8/27 8:00 am Check-in /Canvas Stamping at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and evening social location to be announced.

8/28 8:00 am Check-in/Canvas Stamping during the day, judging, prizes and purchase awards, and wet paint sale. Quick draw 11:30 - 2 pm. Community Artists Program Exhibit and Awards. Top five winners of competition will recieve a $800.00 prize. Two $500 prizes for the best paintings of West Central Neighborhood. The Fort Wayne Museum of Art will award a $500 prize. Four West Central location purchase awards ranging from $350-450. Food Trucks. Artist gathering.  Northwest corner of Barr and Berry Street.

Check for updates.

contact: ph: 260-414-5219

P O Box 13437, Fort Wayne, IN 46869-3437

Pre-Registration: 35.00 08/18/21

On- Site Registration: 40.00 08/26/2020 - 08/29/2020

Visit for more information.

Important Event Information

The Fort Wayne Artists Guild 5th Annual Kekionga Plein Air Event is scheduled to include a Month of Plein Air from August 1-30, 2021. The Kekionga competition begins on Wednesday, August 25 and culminates at the Taste of the Arts Festival, Saturday August 28th.

Thank you for your past participation in our Kekionga Plein Air Event. We will be adhereing to all Covid guidelines at the time of the event.

Kekionga Plein Air Event
Artist Information 

More details coming soon.

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        2019 Plein Air Competition        

The Fort Wayne Artists Guild would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the participants in our Kekionga Plein Air Event in conjunction with the Taste of the Arts Festival in Fort Wayne. We had a great time with 55 registrants painting in Allen County. We were featured on the front page of the Journal Gazette on Friday and the front page of the metro section on Sunday. It was a beautiful three days of painting. Thank you again for joining us.

Daniel Bourbonnais
Mike Millis

Best of Show Award and

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Purchase Award Winner

Alan Larkin

Margaret Robison
Dan Woodson

     2019 People's choice 

Choice in location of painting was determined by the people at the opening of Fort Wayne's newest Promenade Park in August. Gwen's painting was chosen from the group of paintings of our historic Fort Wayne by the judge.

Gwen Gutwein

        2019 Purchase awards             

Fran Mangino
Painting of St. John the Baptist Church
Kerry Shaw
Painting of Lindi's Eatery
John C. Kelty
Alan Larkin
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Brad Fields
Saint Francis Chapel
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Quick Draw participants

Quick Draw Competition

First Place: John Kelty

Quick Draw Competition

 Second Place: Kerry Shaw

Quick Draw Competition

Third Place: Tim Swagerle

Quick Draw Competition

Merit: Deana Harvey

Quick Draw Competition

Merit: Tammy Hyndman