Paint the Beach En Plein Air Festival – Call for Artists


November 7 – 13, 2016

Registration is now open for artists interested in registering for the 7th Annual Paint the Beach plein air painting competition, November 7-13 on Fort Myers Beach.

The festival is open to all artists over 18 years of age and will offer two divisions with over $6,000 in prizes. The Quick Draw competition on Saturday, November 12th will include local high school students who will register through their art teachers.

To register visit Only 60 artist slots available. Deadline is Sept. 30.

Paint the Beach Plein Air Festival invites artists from across the country to come and experience all Fort Myers Beach has to offer and create artwork of the environs. During the event, the public is invited to observe this challenging form of open air painting as artists compete in a three-day art competition throughout Fort Myers Beach. The artists capture the beauty, texture and light of the local landscape. The celebration culminates in a two-day sale at Santini Marina Plaza, where the artists display the art they created all week long.

Festival partners include: Fort Myers Beach Artists Association, Santini Marina Plaza, Greater Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts, The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, Town of Fort Myers Beach, Fish-Tale Marina and Plein Air Magazine.

For more event information, visit, call (757) 618-3655 or connect with the event on Facebook.