Forgotten Coast Plein Air Paint Out coming next week

Published: Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 09:45 AM.

The 10-day event will include five exhibits across the coast, daily art demonstrations, art sales, workshops where attendees can learn directly from the talent and a series of receptions where the public can meet and mingle with the artists.

The Wetroom, the central location where all paintings are hung after completion will be at the Center for History, Culture and Art in downtown Apalachicola.

Special events will include a student art day with handpicked students from Gulf and Franklin Counties who will work one-on-one with artists and a family art day, held on the final day of the Paint Out.

“We put together an event that covers 10 days but we hope that an event like student art day will linger with those students,” President of FCCC Leslie Fedota. “We hope it sets off a spark of creativity and serves as a catalyst for something bigger.

“It’s events like this one that nourish the community and spark vitality.”

Plein Air brings together the communities of Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas, Indian Pass, Apalachicola, Eastpoint, St. George Island, Carrabelle, and Alligator Point to produce one of the largest art-focused events on the coast. The FCCC also receives support from the Gulf and Franklin County Tourist Development Councils, Mexico Beach Community Development Council and Visit Florida.

While most artists convene from all over the U.S. for the event, there’s one artist in particular that is guaranteed to win the “furthest distance traveled” award.

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