Three days of outdoor painting with Portaferry Art Society

We are excited to bring our first festival of outdoor painting to all lovers of painting “en plein air”. 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.

Whatever your level of expertise in painting, indoor or outdoor- this is the festival for you!

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

Based in the Market House in the centre of the village, the festival will kick off with a welcome reception on Friday 9th September with three days of painting, Each day will have a Portaferry Art Society member leading participants to 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!

Cecilia Stephens painting on location at Ardkeen, near Portaferry

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?