Portaferry Art Society is excited to bring our festival of outdoor painting to all lovers of painting “en plein air”. Whatever your level of expertise in painting, indoor or outdoor- this is the festival for you!

Portaferry has much to offer the artist with its “village” feel and its proximity to Strangford Lough, a marine conservation site and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We want you to enjoy this beautiful village and realise the potential of your creative skills.

Based in the Market House in the centre of the village, the festival will kick off on Friday morning 26th May for three fun packed days of painting, Each day will have one of three prominent Irish artists leading you at a variety of locations within walking distance of the Market House. We will finish on Sunday afternoon with a concluding reception where participants are encouraged to view each other’s work. Spot prizes will be awarded!


The idea of the festival is about experiencing being part of an artistic community, connecting with the heritage of Portaferry; a vibrant, historic village and having fun! Doesn’t that sound worth being part of?

A Taste of Portaferry’s Outstanding Natural Beauty that you can express through painting

£65 per person (£50 for Portaferry Art Society members) for the three days.

Book early as places are limited.

For booking go to top menu and select the ‘Book Now’ page.