“Gene Rantz Memorial Plein Air Paint Out” - Call for Artists

The Northport Arts Association is honored to continue our annual Plein Air event originated by Gene Rantz in 2013. Gene gathered artists to Northport each year through 2021. It started out small and has grown each year and last year was tremendous! With permission of Gene’s family, the event is named “Gene Rantz Memorial Plein Air Paint Out”.

The NAA welcomes returning artists along with new artists to share their work with the many art lovers throughout northern Michigan. We are thrilled to have so many talented artists come to paint throughout the tip of Leelanau Peninsula and the Village of Northport. These amazing, diverse artists capture the beauty of the village, beaches, marina, orchards, vineyards, landscapes and landmarks.

The artists paint July 19 and 20. Each artist has the option to submit 3 paintings each day as well as a golden hour painting if they signed up to paint into the evening/night. That’s a lot of painting!

Artist handbook and application