Art in the Open, Europe's largest outdoor painting festival, now in its tenth will take place throughout County Wexford from July 29th to Bank Holiday Monday August 7th.

This year we are working in collaboration with the National Gallery of Ireland who are hosting a Q&A session with the screening of 'Vermeer - Beyond Time' at the Arts Centre on Tuesday 1st August among other events.

We have added town wall murals and an extended Children's Festival this year.  Details of the Children's Festival available on Facebook page Urban Street Art Project.

From an inauspicious weekend event in 2008 our festival has grown to a 10-day internationally recognized event with close to 200 artists taking part. 

Wexford's Art In The Open attracts some of the best outdoor painters from around the globe. Renowned for its friendliness and relaxed atmosphere our participants can be seen painting the wonderful Sunny South-East's landscapes leading up to the exhibition on the August bank-holiday Sunday and Monday in Greenacres Gallery.

International tutors will host workshops and masterclasses at the various venues throughout the week.

The event is open to everybody on payment of the registration fee.
Registration for the Festival is €50 until 31st May 2017 and €60 thereafter. Click here to register

Registration now entitles participants to 
Submit paintings for exhibition and compete for cash prizes and trophies.

More information at


Sat 29th Jul 2017 to Mon 7th Aug 2017