Frequently Asked Questions
When is the next event?
The next event is September 29 - October 6, 2024.
Where will the event be held?
Fall Color Week 2024 will be held on the Monterey Peninsula in California (Monterey & Carmel). Lodging is included in the registration fee. If you'd like more information about the resort, please visit the website.
Since this is an invitational do I need an invitation?
No. Anyone who paints en plein air is invited. All levels of painters.
What are the accomodations?
Attendees can register for a private or a shared room - the private room will be a standard hotel room with a bathroom (one person), the shared room will be a standard hotel room with 2 beds and a bathroom (2 people). If you do not specify a roommate, then we will pair you up with someone else who doesn't have a roommate.
If I want to share a room but don’t have a roommate, will one be assigned?
Yes. Though if you wish to request rooming with someone specific please let us know. Also you can post the request on the exclusive Facebook page to request a roommate or to coordinate transportation, etc.
Is smoking allowed at the event or in the rooms?
No smoking in the resort common areas or rooms.
Are small dogs allowed on the grounds and in the rooms?
Pets are not allowed, unless they are aiding a person with a disability (assistant dog). Assistant dogs will need to be registered prior to guest arrival.
Will my cellphone work?
You will have cell service at the resort but some of the more remote painting locations may be spotty.
Will there be internet connectivity provided for us?
Wifi is complimentary in the rooms and in all the resort public & meeting locations.
May I bring my spouse?
Spouses are welcome at a per-person rate.
What is the deadline for registration?
There is no deadline. You can register up to the day of the event or register on location.
What is your cancellation policy?
100% “Peace of Mind” Guarantee
If you don’t feel safe coming for whatever reason, we’ll give you the option of applying your ticket to a future event or offering a refund based on the cancellation policy below. 

Cancellation today - 7/31/24 = 100% Refund, less a $50 processing fee
Cancellation 8/1/24 - 8/31/24 = 50% Refund, less a $50 processing fee
Cancellation on or after 9/1/24= 0% Refund
What is the weather like? What apparel should I bring?
In early late September to early October, the Monterey Peninsula enjoys pleasant weather with daytime temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to low 70s°F and cooler evenings in the 50s°F. 

Light layers are recommended, including short-sleeve shirts, long-sleeve tops, and a light sweater or jacket for cooler moments. Comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen are essential, while rain gear may be handy for occasional light showers. Be prepared for coastal breezes, which can lead to temperature fluctuations during the day.

We also recommend waterproof hiking shoes and a camera. There is more to see than you can possibly paint.
Is there a Facebook group I can look at?
Yep, we have one – but it is exclusive to current registrants and past attendees. You will be sent information on how to join following your registration.
Will water be provided?
Buy some or bring a water bottle.
Where do we dispose of our trash while out painting?
Take it out with you when you leave the wilderness please.
Will dinner be at a set time?
Yes, usually 5:30-6:30 so there is time to paint after dinner.
What should we expect to experience at an event like this?
The purpose of this event is painters painting together. Nothing more. Our goal is friendship and bonding. Though we may come up with something unexpected, there is no event other than daily painting and meals so you should expect nothing but painting. There are NO workshops, no lectures, no offsite events (though we may come up with some as extras).
Are we all painting together?
Painters will be free to go where they wish to paint. Each will be provided with a guide offering ideas of places to paint. We do intend to have a suggested morning and a suggested afternoon place each day, however you may wish to go on your own. We would like to have at least one day where we all paint together.
Evening sunsets?
The sunsets can be spectacular and the warm afternoon sun is wonderful. We are trying to coordinate late dinners so you can paint till sundown. If not, there are wonderful paint spots on or near resort.
What is going on in the evenings?
We think this is a great time to make friends. We will be able to gather in a common area in the evenings. We also are hoping to be able to set up critique sessions and a place to show your paintings from the day.
Will there be an orientation?
We will have an orientation on the evening of check in to help you know the area.
Will there be a group photo?
We will schedule one group photo. Location to be determined.
Will there be photo sharing?
We plan to post photos on the exclusive Facebook group. We encourage others to post theirs as well.
Art supplies?
We will attempt to provide mineral spirits or turps, but bring your own if you can. Supplies are difficult to find locally
Restrooms when painting?
Some locations will have restrooms.
Are there handicapped facilities?
By law the resort will be able to handle your needs. Though many sites may be just off the road, others are hard to get to or require some walking, hiking, climbing. If you have assistance needs, please send an email request in advance so we can be ready to accommodate your needs.
Will there be transportation to paint spots and airports?
Everyone should carpool as much as possible because there may not be easy parking in all spots. Our exclusive Facebook group is a great place to communicate before the event if you need an airport ride or want to find a car buddy. 
What is happening to the paintings we’re providing?
It is somewhat customary in many events to offer a painting in exchange for guest lodging or other services. This event started small but blossomed into a giant outing, which has required Streamline (publisher of the magazines) to devote many hours to customer service calls, organization and coordination, plus we have had to hire onsite assistance. Since we’re not charging for the event but charging for room/meals/facilities only this is an optional gift. It is not required but is appreciated. Painting gifts are NOT tax deductible.