NEW EVENT: Morro Bay Plein Air Art Festival, April 13 – 16, 2020. Morro Bay Tourism, Art Center Morro Bay and Inn at Morro Bay have joined forces and excited to share that the inaugural Morro Bay Plein Air Art Festival is scheduled for April 13-16, 2020. There are many ways to participate: watch art demonstrations, take the 2-day workshop, register to participate in the all-day PAINT OUT, enter a quick-draw and attend a VIP party! What is Plein Air? Plein Air means leaving the four walls of an indoor studio and painting in the wide-open outdoors. This style of painting was truly made into an art form by the French Impressionists with their desire to paint light and its ever-changing ephemeral qualities. This allowed artists the freedom to paint “en plein air,” which is the French expression for “in the open air.” FREE: Plein Air Art Demonstration with International Artist & Instructor Guido Frick ?April 13, 2020, 3-5 pm. Don’t miss this art demonstration by international artist, Guido Frick at Art Center Morro Bay. Born in Konstanz, Germany, Frick studied art in Prague Czechoslovakia. Frick teaches his Impressionistic style throughout Europe and the western United States. Capturing the mood with oil and watercolor he approaches each subject with bold and vigorous brushwork, using brilliant color. This event is free and open to the public.