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Forgotten Coast en Plein Air Paint-Out Returns to Cape San Blas, Florida

by Lisa Milberger Moore on April 12th, 2019
En plein air painting Dune Winder, by Mark Shasha

Dune Winder, by Mark Shasha. Shasha is among the invited artists for this year’s Forgotten Coast en Plein Air Paint-Out, scheduled for May 3-12 at Cape San Blas, Florida.

Internationally acclaimed artists will flock to Cape San Blas for 10 days, beginning May 3, for the Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, America’s Great Paint-Out. Hailed as being among the most prestigious events of its kind, the paint-out features professional artists capturing scenes from Florida’s Forgotten Coast on canvas.

Celebrating the Recovering Environment

This year’s theme of the Forgotten Coast en Plein Air Paint-Out will focus on the natural environment as it recovers from Hurricane Michael. The artists will be showcasing scenes of the recovery efforts. They’ll be using an eclectic mix of styles and concepts to create memorable works destined to hang on your wall or prop on your mantel.

Ten Days of Art

Now in its second decade, the event offers a full palette of activities for both onlookers and participants. Live art demonstrations, showcases of student work, artist receptions, distinguished guest speakers, lunch-and-learns, and a collector’s forum offer something for everyone, from casual visitors to artists and collectors. For details and a schedule of events, click here.

Student Art Day

Local youth from Gulf and Franklin County schools enjoy one-on-one instruction from the artists, enabling them to create their own masterpieces for viewing in the Wetroom. Students are supplied with a canvas, paints, and brushes and allowed to choose their own subject. You’ll be amazed by the talent!

Where To Stay for the Forgotten Coast en Plein Air Paint-Out

Due to Hurricane Michael, accommodations on the Forgottten Coast may be harder to find than usual, so it’s best to book as soon as possible. Check out our vacation rental listings for Apalachicola, Cape San Blas, Mexico Beach, St. George Island, and nearby Panama City Beach for the best places to stay.

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