El Portal Sedona Hotel invites you to this celebration of  Sedona’s exquisite beauty as seen by 32 of the country’s finest plein air painters. Friday October 21st through Saturday October 29th, you will see artists paint Sedona – on the streets, hiking trails, bike paths, at the creeks, and on the red rocks – capturing the beauty and spirit that is Sedona!

There will be so much going on from guest speakers to exhibitions, wine gala to Main Street Paint Out. Come and join the fun, experience this unique artistic showcase. Only 32 artists come and spend eight days paint en plein air, share their incredible talent and unique experiences with this challenging art form. “En plein air” is from the French Impressionists for painting out of doors. This form of art requires strength and determination, concentration, and the ability to be completely immersed in the work no matter what Mother Nature is throwing at them. There is no setting more perfect than Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon in late October to find vibrant, unexpected scenic beauty. It is truly an artist’s paradise. For more information on festivities visit www.sedonapleinairfestival.com

And to help you with your Sedona accommodations, El Portal has a mid week special going on – stay two nights and get the third night for $99! Go online or call 1-800-313-0017 for reservations.

Our luxury inn isn’t about crystal chandeliers and bellmen, it’s a boutique hotel about hospitality, comfort – it is a unique lodging experience. We are a pet friendly bed and breakfast with pet sitting services so you can hit the places your canine companion can’t, without worry.