Plan for Helper Plein Air with currently over $15,000 in prizes, purchase awards and still growing! Juror for the event is award winning landscape artist Michael Workman.

In conjunction with the event Michael will be teaching a Workshop on Monday and Tuesday Sept. 30th and October 1st. Plein Air Event begins Tuesday evening with the Gala Reception in the gallery from 7:00 to 9:00 and the event proper starts Wednesday Oct. 2nd at 6:00 AM and culminates with Helper's First Friday Gallery Walk from 6:00 to 9:00 PM October 4th.

There are many things that make Helper Plein Air special but maybe the most exciting element for participating artists is our "Golden Tickets" initiative. All artists are invited to leave their work for sale in the gallery for the entire month of October if they so choose. In addition to prizes and purchase awards, 5 lucky (and talented) artists will be chosen from all participants to show their work at Adams Fine Arts for an entire year! You read that correctly, winning a Golden Ticket means a full year of gallery representation.


Details will be coming soon, click the Register button to sign in for new updates, awards and information to be automatically emailed to you as our event nears.

Additionally, Escalante's event is the week before HPA and Moab Plein Air is the following week so you may want to make plans for an extended stay in the area and hit all three!  Amtrak's California Zephyr  stops directly behind the HPA venue of Adams Fine Arts in Helper on it's way to and from San Francisco/Chicago daily so getting here was never easier or less expensive. Helper also has a brand new RV park and early booking with Castle Gate RV Park will be a must if choosing to RV it.


Monday, September 30, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Michael Workman Workshop day 1

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Michael Workman Workshop day 2

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Helper Plein Air day 1

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Reception - Nocturnes and Street Tacos- Downtown Helper

Thursday, October 3, 2019
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Helper Plein Air day 2

Friday, October 4, 2019

7:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Helper Plein Air day 3, Artists are invited to paint Downtown Helper

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Premier of "Helper Plein Air" at The Rio Theater


5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
HPA Raffle & Awards Reception / First Friday Gallery Walk

8:30 PM to 11:00 PM  Closing Gala at Adams Fine Arts w/ G Brown Jazz Quintet