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Plein Air Artists Capture the Beauty of Braselton

Updated: Oct 17, 2022

Georgia Color 4th Annual Plein Air Competition

OCT. 19-20, 2022, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

CHATEAU ELAN WINERY & RESORT, 100 Rue Charlemagne, Braselton, GA 30517 and various locations around HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BRASELTON, 40 E Lake Drive, Braselton, GA 30517

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort is proud to host, alongside the Braselton Visitors Bureau, the 4th Annual Georgia Color Plein Air Competition presented by Olmstead Arts. The competition is to take place on Oct. 19–20, 2022 across the property of Chateau Elan and the Town of Braselton. The public is invited to gather and watch as artists paint “plein air” on the beautiful grounds of Chateau Elan. This open event is an exciting experience for both attendees and artists.

Defined as “in the open air,” plein air is know as outdoor painting that captures the natural beauty of the artist’s location. Braselton will be the canvas for artists competing in the 4th Annual Georgia Color Plein Air Competition. The Chateau Elan property has beautiful scenery from the winery, to the vineyards, and even the interior of the inn. Downtown Braselton will provide a charming historic setting for the artists.

As attendees watch throughout this two-day journey, the artists will paint beautiful artwork right before their eyes. For those with an eye for art, this is a premier opportunity to watch artists build a gallery of work that will be available for purchase. Every day, fresh paintings will be created and then showcased.


Event Details

SPECTATOR TICKETS: Free and open to the public

FREE PARKING: Braselton Downtown Parking Deck, 40 E Lake Drive and

Chateau Elan Winery and Resort, 100 Rue Charlemagne Drive


10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022

Live painting will be demonstrated around Braselton and Chateau Elan. The 1904 will host the Exhibition Gallery. The Braselton Trolley will available for transportation to the different demo locations.

FREE TROLLEY SHUTTLES: The Braselton Trolley starts running at 10 a.m.


10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Georgia Color Exhibition Gallery and sale, The 1904, 9924 Davis St.

10:30 a.m.: Live Painting Demonstration at Braselton Brewing Company, 9859 Davis St.

11:30 a.m.: Live Painting Demonstration at Enterprise Roller Mill, 20 Frances St.

12:45 p.m.: Live Painting Demonstration at Braselton Town Hall, 4982 Hwy 53

2:00 p.m.: Live Painting Demonstration at Braselton Brothers Department Store, 9924 Davis St.

4:30 p.m.: Meet the Artists Welcome Reception, The 1904, 9924 Davis St.

6:30 to 9 p.m.: Sunset & Nocturne Live Painting Demonstration, Vineyard at Chateau Elan, 100 Rue Charlemagne Drive


10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022

Artists will paint in and around the City of Braselton and Chateau Elan Winery and Resort all-day. Chateau Elan will host the Georgia Color Exhibition Gallery at the Winery Pavilion on property. Artists of all levels will have an opportunity to paint in the 2022 Georgia Color PaintQuick Competition.


10 a.m. to 8 p.m.: Georgia Color Exhibition Gallery and sale, Vineyard pavilion at Chateau Elan, 100 Rue Charlemagne Drive

8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: PaintQuickTM Competition, Awards & Sales, Chateau Elan

1:30 to 5 p.m.: Artist Talk and Demonstrations by 2022 Georgia Color Artists

6 to 8 p.m.: Georgia Color Artists Awards and Celebration, Competition Gallery and sales, Chateau Elan Pavilion

All demonstrations are free and open to the public. Visit for artist registration or to attend the ticketed Preview Champagne Reception on Thursday at 5 p.m.


Each artist competing in the Georgia Color Plein Air Competition will present one painting to a jury of judges who will vote and nominate paintings for awards. Chateau Elan is set to host the Awards and Collectors Celebration Thursday evening at 6 p.m.—paintings that have yet to be purchased will be placed online for the public.

The 4th Annual Georgia Color Plein Air Competition is made possible with the support of sponsors, patrons and collectors. Chateau Elan is pleased to support Olmsted Arts in assisting in nurturing the visual and cutural arts through plein air painting.

“At the center of the modern plein air movement, Georgia Color is making and documenting history. The work produced here has importance beyond the daily joy of seeing original artwork in your home. We invite you to experience the vibrancy and artistic excellence of Georgia Color and to be a part of the history being made here.” –

Please join Chateau Elan and the Braselton Visitors Bureau in celebrating artists and preserving the plein air technique. For more information please visit:

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