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The Olmsted Plein Air Invitational relies on the generous support Friends of Olmsted Plein Air, corporate sponsors, donors and almost 200 capable volunteers. Each are crucial to the success of the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, plus what fun to be part of one of the country's premier plein air events. With a variety of events and jobs available through out the year, this is the perfect way for budding art lovers and collectors to get involved with the plein air movement and contribute to our charity partners. Click here to view our Volunteer Opportunities


Join FRIENDS of Olmsted Plein Air

FRIENDS of the Olmsted Plein Air is an active base of supporters and collectors who strive for the sustainability and success of the Invitational through their generous contributions. 

Olmsted Plein Air is not a single event but a series of meaningful experiences that you can personally take part in. FRIENDS have the opportunity to attend exclusive invitation only parties and be a part of a unique art experience. FRIENDS of Olmsted Plein Air will have the opportunity to meet competition artists, watch them paint, and will receive tickets to the various private events during the competition week of the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, Master Presentations throughout the year,  in addition to those included in your FRIEND level.  Additionally, your name will appear on all FRIEND marketing materials and program.  Visit the Events page to view daytime and evening events.

All Friends Receive the Following: 

Complimentary registration to the annual Masters Presentations, Collectors Preview Gallery Event and the Meet the Artists Welcome event including one year subscription to Plein Air Magazine, recognition in all FRIEND marketing collateral, name listing in our events program, name listing on FFRIEND/Sponsor boards and FRIEND social events and lectures throughout the year.

PLEIN AIR - $500

Invitation to the exclusive FRIENDS Kick-off Event                                                                       Two (2) tickets to the Collectors Preview Gallery Event                                                                               Two (2) tickets to the Meet the ArtistsWelcome Event (additional tickets may be purchased at a reduced price)                                                                                                                                                       Two (2) tickets to the Garden Stroll                                                                                                                Invitation to all other FRIENDS exclusive events throughout the year                       

IMPRESSIONIST - $1,000

Invitation to the exclusive FRIENDS Kick-off Event                                                                           Two (2) tickets to the Collectors Preview Gallery Event                                                                   Two (2) tickets to the Meet the Artists Welcome Event (additional tickets may be purchased at a reduced price)                                                                                                                                            Two (2) tickets to the Garden Stroll                                                                                                Two (2) tickets to the Awards and Collectors' Soirée  (additional tickets may be purchased at a reduced price)                                                                                                                                     Invitation to all other FRIENDS exclusive events throughout the year

  RENAISSANCE - $2,000

Invitation to the exclusive FRIENDS Kick-off Event                                                                      Two (4) tickets to the Collectors Preview Gallery Event                                                             Two (4) tickets to the Meet the Artists! Welcome Event (additional tickets may be purchased at a reduced price)                                                                                                                                               Two (4) tickets to the Garden Stroll                                                                                               Two (4) Awards & Collectors' Soirée   (additional tickets may be purchased at a reduced price)                                                                                                                                            Invitation to all other FRIENDS exclusive events throughout the year                                                                                              

BENEFACTOR - $5000

Invitation to the exclusive FRIENDS Kick-off Event                                                                       Four (6) tickets to the Collectors Preview Gallery Event                                                             Four (6) tickets to the Meet the Artists! Welcome Event (additional tickets may be purchased at a reduced price)                                                                                                                                     Four (6) tickets to the Garden Stroll                                                                                              Four (6) tickets to the Awards & Collectors' Soirée (additional tickets may be purchased at a reduced price)                                                                                                                                         Invitation to all other FRIENDS exclusive events throughout the year                                                                                                                                                                                       

SUPPORTER - $10,000

Invitation to the exclusive FRIENDS Kick-off Event                                                                     Eight (8) tickets to the Collectors Preview Gallery Event                                                           Eight (10) tickets to the Meet the Artists! Welcome Event                                                               Eight (8) tickets to the Garden Stroll                                                                                                  Eight (8) highly prized tickets to our Awards & Collectors Soiree "Early Preview" where you   can enjoy Paintings entered to the competition, peruse the artist works library and have an     opportunity to purchase your favorite painting(s) before the doors open for the Soiree.           Eight (8) tickets to the Awards & Collectors' Soirée and competition gallery                                                                  

FOUNDER - $20,000

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Sponsorship Packages

Being a Corporate sponsor has several benefits – brand recognition in select print advertising, electronic and social media, including the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational website and Facebook page. Your company’s logo or your name will be placed on event signage and in the program. You will also receive tickets to evening ticketed events to meet and mingle with the artists depending on level of your sponsorship. To learn how your company or organization can become a Sponsor call Phil Cuthbertson at 404-944-3475 or email phil@southerneventsynergy.com


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