America’s Great Plein Air Paint-Out kicks off on Thursday

Plein Air

Artists will be out in force throughout the Forgotten Coast, from Mexico Beach to Alligator Point.

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Published: Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 08:59 AM.

Starting May 2, America’s Great Plein Air Paint-Out will welcome 23 artists from around the world to the Forgotten Coast where they’ll spend 10 days making art, hosting workshops and taking in the local culture.

The Wetroom, located at 234 Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe, will be a hub of activity during the event and will showcase the paintings created each day.

Several exhibits can be seen up and down the Forgotten Coast displaying some of the best art from years past.

Watch Art Happen will take place throughout the entire event as artists paint any open air scenery that grabs their attention all along the coast between Mexico Beach and Alligator Point.

Another exhibit, Our Seafood Heritage, will be inside the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, the gallery will feature art from past years that features oyster shuckers along with shrimp and fishing boats.

The Plein Air Classics exhibit will be housed inside the Mexico Beach Visitor Center and will feature major paintings from past years. Art and history collide with a focus on paintings whose objects no longer exist, such as the old Mexico Beach pier.

The Nature’s Bounty exhibit takes place at the Carrabelle History Museum Monday through Saturday from noon until 5 p.m. ET and has a focus on paintings of nature scenes.

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