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The NEW Back Bay Plein Air Festival!!!

July 8-16th, 2023

Upper Newport Back Bay at the Muth Interpretive Center

2301 University Drive

Newport Beach, CA 92660


OC Parks, Newport Bay Conservancy and SOCALPAPA are pleased to present the Annual Back Bay Festival, a week-long art festival with several events for artists and art lovers alike, including a Juried Show, a Quick Draw Competition and a Weekend Art Show & Sale.

Come see hundreds of original paintings showcasing the beauty and rich diversity of California and beyond, while celebrating Southern California's long tradition of plein air painting.

Children's & Adult Art Classes throughout the week 

Food and Beverage for purchase, live music 

Back Bay Show  More Info

Members can read the Prospectus here Back Bay Prospectus 2023

 Back Bay Festival 2023 - Register Here


4790 Irvine Blvd Suite 105-371
Irvine, CA 92620
United States of America