Festival Schedule

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 On your own Morning free paint
3:00pm - 6:00pm Meet members of the AMoA Teen Club at the Alexandria Zoo for an afternoon of live animal studies
6:30pm Dinner and drinks at private home

Thursday, October 14, 2021 On your own Morning free paint
3:00pm - 7:00pm Quick Paint Challenge at Inglewood Farms

The Quick Paint Challenge is a 2-hour painting competition. Local, non-juried artists are welcome to register to participate (additional fee required).

7:00pm Quick Paint Awards Ceremony; 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Ribbons awarded to Juried and Non-Juried categories

Friday, October 15, 2021  TBA Plein Air Drawing Workshop with Phil Sandusky, location TBA (Ticketed Event, limited seating)

Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:00pm - 8:00pm Alexandria ArtWalk - all day local arts festival with music, food and mini art sale.
7:00pm Illuminated Procession and Nocturnal Paint Out

Sunday, October 17, 2021 4:00pm Palette Party - Closing event at the Alexandria Museum of Art, Final Sale and Juried Awards Presentation

Ticketed Events


The Quick Paint Challenge is a timed competition. Juried artists and local participants will have two hours to complete a painting at Inglewood Farms. The public is invited to spectate. Awards will be announced at the end of the evening. Refreshments included.




Join juror, Phil Sandusky, for a day of plein air drawing. Phil Sandusky is a renowned plein air impressionist landscape and cityscape painter. He will be leading a workshop with instruction and tips on drawing en plein air. Limited seating. Supplies and lunch included.



Our culminating event, the Palette Party, will be a feast of Alexandria's best! Taste signature dishes from our many local businesses and sample cocktails and local craft beers. Vote for your favorites while you peruse festival paintings for sale. Juried awards will be announced and artists will be in attendance.

Free Events

Paint the Zoo


Artists will be at the Alexandria Zoo on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 doing live animal painting.

*Zoo entrance required

Art Walk


ArtWalk is a community festival sponsored by the Arts Council of Central Louisiana. It's a free, family friendly event. This year, it will take place October 16, 2021 from 12pm-8pm. The museum will have a tent for artists to set up completed works and do demonstrations throughout the afternoon.

Nocturnal Paint Out


Join AMoA on Saturday evening (October 16, 2021) for an Illuminated Procession. Experience light art walk through downtown Alexandria, a gift from the museum to our community.

Art Sales

Art Sales

Commission: 70/30; 30% of all art sales will go to the Alexandria Museum of Art. Commission rate applies to all works sold during the Farm to Forest Plein Air Festival.


Artists will be assigned a space in the museum's media room or cafe. Works can be hung up throughout the festival as they are completed. All work must be able to hang to be displayed and sold at the museum. Space is limited, so please keep all paintings under 16"x 20" in size.

Off the Easel

Selling work off the easel is allowed. Please contact the museum to process payments.


Commissioned work is allowed at the above rate. Please process all payments through the museum.