Paint Outs—which often include a free demonstration!

From January through April and then from October through December Paint Outs are scheduled at various venues including a variety of Pima County Parks (which are hosted by PAINT OUT IN THE PARKS (see below). Several Paint Outs include demonstrations by our signature members.

You are invited to attend one Paint-out as our guest before becoming a member of Sonoran Plein Air Painters.

PAINT OUT IN THE PARKS is presented by Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation, Wendy Burroughs, Coordinator. Currently, these are held on Thursdays.

2018-2019 PAINT OUTS

Sunday, August 12, 6:30AM
Barrio Vieja

Monday-Wednesday, September 24-25, 3:00PM
Madera Canyon. Campout option. (MAP)

Thursday, October 18, 3:00PM
Juan Santa Cruz Picnic area, Pima County (MAP)

Thursday, November 1, 2:00PM
Mt. Lemmon, Ski Valley (MAP)

Friday, November 9, 3:00 PM
Gates Pass, Pima Co. Parks Paint Out (MAP)
Demonstration by SPAP Signature Member Barbara Mulleneaux

Sunday, November 18, 9:00AM
Barrio (TBA)

Saturday, December 8, 9:00AM
Sanctuary Cove, Tucson Mountains
( Map HERE.

Thursday, December 20, 2:00PM
Colossal Cave, Vail, AZ (MAP)
Demo by SPAP Artist Member Denyse Fenelon

Thursday-Friday, January 10-11, Organ Pipe National Monument
Saturday-Sunday, January 12-13, Town of Ajo & Vicinity
Please RSVP to
RV and tent sites are available in Organ Pipe

Wednesday, January 23, 3 PM
Pizza Paintout, Ken Rupel’s house.
Address:  7101 W. Ina Road. 

January 27, 9AM
January 31, 9AM
January 29, 3PM
January 31, 3PM

Jenks Stud Farm, Rillito Park
1090 E River Road

February 10, 3PM
Catalina State Park

February 19 - 24, 8AM - 10AM
Rillito Racetrack (public areas)

February 19 - 23, Any Afternoon
Jelks Stud Farm, Rillito Park

February 21 - 22, after 2PM
East gate entrance
Rillito Racetrack (public areas)

February 24, 8:30AM - 12:30PM
Rillito Farmers Market
Rillito Park (map HERE)

February 25, 10AM
Picacho Peak

March 16, 10AM
Paintout in conjuction with all-member show
Demonstration 10AM by Julie Patterson
Roy P. Drachman-Agua Caliente Park
12325 E Roger Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749

March 28
Mt Lemmon Windy Point

April 13, 8AM — 3PM
Annual Meeting and Paint Out

Ft Lowell Park, Ramada #3, off the main parking lot near the Pond (MAP)
Paint out at 8-11AM (Park opens at 7AM—you can paint earlier if you wish)
Annual Meeting 11AM
BBQ and Potluck: 11:30am

April 24, 6PM - 8PM
Downtown Nocturne
Meet in front of Maynard’s for refreshments at 8PM.
NOTE: On-street parking is free after 5PM.

May 16, 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Ski Valley, Mt. Lemmon

June 2
San Pedro Vista

June 20
Marshall Gulch
Mt. Lemmon

July 14-July 16
Mt. Lemmon Rose Canyon
Campout and Paint Out
Any old time you want to paint, paint!
If you want to camp, camp!
Reservations if desired: HERE.
No cell service
Potties available
Water available
Evening campfire
Bring food to share for dinner if you'd like
Bring a chair
If anyone needs camping gear, call or text Terri at 520-488-3960

Terri Gay will be be up there by 3pm Sunday, reserved campsite #71 if you need a reference point. There are 1st come 1st served sites, too. It's fun if we can get some near each other. It'd be good to snag #69.
Click here for MAP.

August 15
Mt. Lemmon Summit

September 6
Madera Canyon Picnic Site

September 15
Patagonia CANCELED

October 6, 7:00-9:30AM
Sanctuary Cove
Find map and other information at
Coffee/Breakfast to follow at Angela's Mexican Food, 9190 N. Coachline Blvd.

October 20
Steam Pump Ranch
Oro Valley

Old Tucson
Oct. 22–24, 29–31, 26–27 
Nov. 2-3, 5-7, 9-10, 12-14
There are restrictions for visiting. Please see the prospectus for details on making arrangements. 

November 16
4:00PM - 7:00 PM
Downtown nocturne
Meet at Maynards Market. Meet back at Maynards to share our work, maybe get a snack/drink somewhere.
Please RSVP to

November 30
Cienega Creek
Parks Paint Out

December 10
San Xavier Mission

December 22
Tucson Mtns. King Canyon