Sketch Big Bear

Sketch Big Bear Mountain Plein Air Group

We're bringing plein air sketching and watercolor painting to our local community of Big Bear. We spend so much of our time adventuring around the lake that combining both passions for painting and the outdoors right here in our backyard is not only a logical decision but an absolute necessity. 

Sure we love visiting our close neighbors of Los Angeles and San Diego to participate in Urban Sketching events around their digs. But having to commit to a 2+ hour drive off of our cool, crisp hill to join in their fun all the time seems like a wasted opportunity to enjoy all that surrounds us.

In Big Bear Lake, a year-round resort for close to if not more than 100 years, we know we have what adventurers are looking for. However, a designated plein air group seems to be either a closely guarded secret or just non-existent altogether. Hence, the creation of Sketch Big Bear!

  • Bring your painting & sketching gear and why not include some of our own favorite brushes and sketchbooks while we're at it. 
  • And, even better we'll invite all those inclined visitors right from AirBNB to join in the fun too. Book an art tour right through this link above.
  • So whether you're a novice, enthusiast, or glorified expert artist, come join the fun and paint the sites of this glorious mountain community with us.
  • Bi-weekly Meetups will be posted in our Wild Plein Facebook page, as well as, searchable at Meetup.com under Big Bear Lake, CA.

Help support the crowd and our planet at the same time.

Grab a t-shirt, hoodie, or hat and a portion will be donated to

our 1% For The Planet charity each year. (Learn more here