The 8th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air event is a juried exhibition and art competition organized by the Allegany Arts Council, a non-profit organization established in 1975 to support and grow the arts in our community. Western Maryland is the ideal setting for a plein air event! Allegany and Garrett Counties are filled with magnificent mountain vistas, pristine state forests and parks, historic architecture, an abundance of small-town charm and a variety of other visual attractions, like the C&O Canal, the Casselman Bridge, the Potomac River, numerous streams throughout both counties, a variety of industrial settings, and the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad.