Forgotten Coast En Plein Air: America’s Great Paint-Out

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2021 at 2:00pm

Various Location
Apalachicola, FL 32320

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Collectors Packages

March 19-28, 2021

You can become a collector by buying a package at the levels listed and receive benefits as listed at each level.

The special Maecenas level, those that purchase at the $1000 level and above, receive that amount in painting purchase credit and also get to attend the Friday night, March 26th Maecenas party at the Joe Center of the Arts in Port St. Joe. This special evening will be the reveal of the artists' select paintings and they will all be available to purchase for the first time by those in attendance. You will also get to visit with the artists and enjoy a delicious dinner menu with other guests that evening. 

The Collector's Gala will be held on Saturday night this year, March 27, and is open to all Collectors. Collector packages begin at $100. On this special night, the artists will be displaying all their paintings from the week.

Location: The Joe Center for the Arts, Port St. Joe

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Mexico Beach, Artist Demonstrations

Join artists Kathie Odom, Nancie King Mertz and Charles Dickinson as they capture the scenes in this beautiful area. They will be painting along the beach area between 8th Street and 1st Street.

Location: Mexico Beach

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Mexico Beach Reception

Charles Dickinson will be the featured artist at the Mexico Beach reception. Come meet Charles and the other artists and see their work of Mexico Beach recovery scenes. Reception location will be the grass area across from Mango Marley's, located at 3102 US Hwy 98 in Mexico Beach. Artists will have their work on display, and be ready to discuss.

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