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

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

Later that evening, enjoy a reception for the artists at Salinas Park on the Cape from 4 p.m. to 6 ET. Meet and greet with the artists, view their works in progress or just talk some shop.

Demonstrations on this day include the “Salinas Park Panorama” at Cape San Blas and day two of “A Working Waterfront” at Riverfront Park in Apalachicola. Both events run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET.

“The View from Eastpoint” at the Apalachicola Estuarine Research Reserve will be the lone demonstration on May 5, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET and will be followed by the Nocturne Paint event where artists will capture evening landscapes. This event, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET will happen simultaneously at the Apalachicola Riverfront and the Port St. Joe Marina.

Carrabelle will be the epicenter of activity on May 6. The demonstration, “Marine Avenue Vistas,” will take place at the Marine Street Pavilion from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET and be followed by a reception for the artists at the Carrabelle History Museum. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET, guests can meet the artists and view their work.

The art moves to St. George Island on May 7 with the “Island Vistas” demonstration at the Lighthouse and Visitor Center from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET.  It will be followed by a reception in the same location.

The annual Student Art Day event will take place on May 8 at the Eastpoint Community Pavilion. Artistically-driven students from Gulf and Franklin counties will meet and receive one-on-one instruction from the the professional artists from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET.   

Mexico Beach becomes the art hub on May 9 with the “Mexico Beach Tableau” demonstration at the Welcome Center from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET. A reception with the artists will immediately follow.

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