8th Annual Paint the Beach

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November 6-12, 2017           

Time to pull out the pallet and brushes or just be an art aficionado at Paint the Beach, Nov. 6-12 on Fort Myers Beach. At this eighth annual Plein Air event, artists are invited to paint throughout the town of Fort Myers Beach Nov. 7-9. On Wednesday, Nov. 8 there will be a special “Sundowner” painting event in front of Junkanoo as the sun is setting.

The public is invited to watch as artists paint during the week and join them at the awards reception on Nov. 10, from 5-8 p.m. under the tent at Santini Marina Plaza, 7205 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach. Tickets $10 for this reception are available at www.paintthebeach.com. The art will be on display for the first time at the reception and prizes will be awarded. The art will on display until 2 p.m., Sunday Nov. 12.

Another facet to Paint the Beach is the Quick Draw held Nov. 11 at Times Square. Artists will have from 9 – 11 a.m. to create a painting. Adult and student divisions will be awarded prizes immediately after and art will be for sale.

Call to Artists: The eighth annual Paint the Beach plein air painting competition, November 6-12, will begin accepting artist registrations starting July 15. For more information, please visit www.paintthebeach.com to register, call (239) 463-3909 or find us on Facebook. Deadline is Sept. 30. This competition is open to all artists over 18 years of age and will have two divisions with over $6,000. in prizes. A Quick Draw on Nov. 11 will also include local high school students who will register through their art teachers.

Sponsor opportunities: To find out more about sponsorship opportunities and support, please visit www.PainttheBeach.com or contact Marie Crist at paintthebeachfmb@gmail.com for more information

Host opportunities: Would you like to host an out of town artist in your home for the week of the event? Enjoy getting to know the artist and have a personal investment in this event. Please contact Dorothy McDowell at paintthebeachfmb@gmail.com

Sponsored in part by the Lee County Tourist Development Council and local businesses.