Plein Air Artist Overview

Schedule of Events

  • 12:00 PM- Artists check in and load boats

  • 1:00-4:00 PM- Artists are taken out on the river; painting session begins

  • 5:00- 8:00 PM- Artists return, and everyone is invited to join us for dinner and live music!


Ticket Includes

Your artist ticket will include a boat ride to and from your painting location, entry into the wet show silent auction to follow, a ticket for a meal at dinner, and two drink tickets. Your ticket is a wonderful contribution to the Columbia Art League and Missouri River Relief! Our non-profit organizations rely on contributions like yours to support our vital education and outreach initiatives.

Accepted Mediums

  • Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastel, Ink, Charcoal and Pencil or a mixture of these media.

  • No photography, or painting from a photo reference, is allowed.



As this is an outdoor event, the weather will be a huge factor in how the event will run. MRR and CAL are working diligently to create a rain plan, which will likely include tents for artists to work under. Unless there are storms in the area that prevent us from being out on the river, this event will take place. Rest assured that Missouri River Relief are experts at safely and carefully navigating the river, and we will do all that we can to make this event comfortable for our artists.


Things to note:

This event is incredibly unique in that artists will have access to paint places that they cannot access by foot. However, this also brings some limitations. Bathrooms will not be readily accessible to artists, so everyone is encouraged to use the facilities at the Rocheport Trailhead. In addition to your art supplies, you may want to bring some items to help keep you comfortable, including, but not limited to, bug spray, a water bottle, a hat/sunglasses, close toed shoes, a stool, a rain jacket, a cell phone, sunscreen, and/or a small fan. MRR will have boats along the river during this event to provide emergency assistance, if needed. MRR and CAL will do all that we can to make you comfortable.

Questions? Please don't hesitate to reach out to us! We're available at
207 S 9th St