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Registrtion Info

Registration info

  • Register online (preferred) or in person on the porch of the Ingalls Homestead.

  • Before painting stop by the porch to have your canvas/paper stamped by HDS Board member. 

Sites of Interest

Sites of Interest


Country Roads

Wet Sale

Wet Sale

The wet sale is held on Sunday at the De Smet Event Center starting at 11 AM  with awards presented at the conclusion at 2 PM. Artists will have a couple of hours to set up before the public arrives. Tables and chairs will be available though artists should bring their own easels.  A commission of 25% of all sales will go to the Harvey Dunn Society to help defray costs of this annual event. 

Special Events

Group en plein air painting

Thursday, August 8


Period Costume Painting

Friday, August 9


Event locations

Event Locations
  • Ingalls Homestead: registration, workshops, Sat. evening meal. 

  • De Smet Event Center: site of the wet sale

  • De Smet Welcome Center

  • De Smet Library: "Headquarters" for the Quick Draw and home to 5 original Dunn  works

  • Remembrance Gardens at De Smet Cemetary

  • Lake Osceola stone bathhouse

  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society:  Artist's Welcome event, 8/11

  • Kingsbury County Courthouse

  • Camping, lodging, food


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate in this Plein Air event?

This paint out open to all ages and abilities. 

Is this a juried art event? Are there awards? 

This is not a juried event.  People's Choice, Artist's Choice, and Quick draw art awards will be voted upon at the time of the wet sale. This includes entries of individuals 18 and older. Youth participants present for the wet sale are entered into a drawing for a prize. 

How do I register?

You can register online here or anytime during the event up until Saturday morning at the porch of the Ingalls Homestead site.  

Is there a charge for registration?

       All are welcome to this free event. There is no registration fee!


How do I get my art work stamped?

Prior to starting your piece your canvas or paper (or whatever you choose for your surface) will need to be stamped with our 2023 stamp. Just present to the Homestead porch where any board member can assist you in this. 

What art is eligible for awards?

Only pieces stamped and created during this weekend event.

How does the wet sale work?

Artists set up their works in the Event Center. Any works created during this event can be sold. Additionally, artists are welcome to have available up to 6 additional pieces for sale. All items for sale must have a price clearly listed.

starting in 2024, all sales will be handled by the Harvey Dunn Society at the main desk utilizing a Pay Pal system.  A 25% commission goes to the Harvey Dunn Society which goes towards helping defray event costs.  

Who can come to the artists' welcome reception held on Friday night?

Registrants and their guests are all welcome and encouraged to come to this fun get-together. Appetizers and beverages will be available along with a heavy serving of laughter. Check out the event schedule as to where this will be held.  

Is there a charge for the Saturday evening meal?

The Harvey Dunn Society Board is happy to host this meal free of charge to all participating artists. We enjoy the opportunity to spend time with folks that have been returning to this event for years as well as meeting new friends for which this is their first visit.  We welcome friends and family members that are accompanying the registered artist though ask that that information be included upon registration and note that there will be a free will offering jar set out for donations to help cover food costs for these additional meal(s). Thank you!


Still have unanswered questions?
        Email Janae at and we will respond as soon as we can!
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