Creativity in the wild!

Let the outdoors inspire you. Join the Arts Council of York County on field trips to inspirational locations across York County where artists can paint, draw, and create en plein air.


  • Bring your art supplies and easel or something to create on.

  • If you prefer to work sitting down, bring your favorite chair or stool.

  • Be sure to wear something comfortable!

  • Don't forget to bring sunscreen, bug spray, and water.

  • Advance registration is required.


Locations will vary. Do you know of an amazing spot that would be perfect for our next Plein Air Picnic? Email us at arts@yorkcountyarts.org.

TICKETS | $20, includes boxed lunch

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Please indicate your menu choices when you purchase your tickets. See program details for menus and registration deadlines.


online | yorkcountyarts.org

by phone | (803)328-2787

in person | Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29730


Plein Air Picnics will not be rescheduled if cancelled due to inclement weather. The Arts Council of York County will make the determination regarding the cancellation of the event at least 24-hours in advance. Should the forecast indicate that the event will likely be rained out, notifications will be sent to registrants via email, and the cost of the ticket(s) will be fully refunded. 

*Supplies are not included. Plein Air Picnics are not art classes.