Make plans to attend this annual spring event as Plein Air Painters To Capture Florida's Forgotten Coast on Canvas
More than 20 nationally acclaimed artists gathered on Florida's Forgotten Coast to participate in the 8th annual Florida's Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational, America's Great Paint-Out, May 2-12, 2013. Painters set up their easels and pull out their brushes to document the landscape and culture of this last vestige of authentic "Old Florida" – the coastal stretch of scenic North Florida between Mexico Beach and Alligator Point.
"Plein Air", is a French term tha means "open air". The roots of plein air painting are found in 19th-century Europe. An Englishman, John Constable, was convinced that artists should forget "formulas" and trust their own instincts & vision in finding truth in nature.
Experience the charm of "Old Florida" while enjoying the activities & communites of Alligator Point, Apalachicola, Mexico Beach Carrabelle, Port St. Joe, Eastpoint and St. George Island.
"America's Great Paint-Out" is coordinated by the Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition, a non-profit organization established to produce multi-community cultural events in the region that improves the quality of life for the coastal area.
Florida's Forgotten Coast Plein Air Paint-Out at Franklin County, Florida Panhandle