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. 
Near west end of Ina Rd. against Sombrero Peak.  
Directions: Take Silverbell Road to W. Ina Road. Turn west, stay on Ina and and cross Wade Road (do not turn).  Continue past Wade Road 150 yards and you’ll see a rusted metal & brick automatic gate on the left. Gate code for this event: 0123. Look for the ‘SPAP’ sign.
When gate opens, continue along the gravel drive. In 200 yards you’ll see address sign ‘7101’ hanging from a tree. Turn right into the property and park as soon as you find a space! 
Call Ken @ 707-492-0394 if needing help.

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 23
Downtown Nocturne

May 16
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

August 15
Mt. Lemmon Summit

September 6
Madera Canyon

September 15

October 5
UofA Farm

October 20
Steam Pump Ranch
Oro Valley

November 16
Downtown nocturne

November 30
Cienega Creek
Parks Paint Out

December 10
San Xavier Mission

December 22
Tucson Mtns. King Canyon