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Known as America’s Great Paint-Out, Forgotten Coast en Plein Air returns to the Forgotten Coast for its 15th year to document the Old Florida landscape and culture. The 10-day festival continues to focus on artistic excellence and the production of investment quality art and is among the world’s most prestigious plein air events.
“With plein air events popping up all over the country, we realize the importance of focusing on quality and relevance. We have developed a three-year program, transcending typical event content to focus on the reason why plein air painting is important, as well as how the process and the paintings contribute to a region’s resilience,” states Forgotten Coast en Plein Air Board President, Joe Taylor.
This year’s festival has moved from May to March with events scheduled from March 20th to 29th across the Forgotten Coast. The focus of 15th annual event will be on the people of the area as it continues to recover from Hurricane Michael. 20 internationally acclaimed artists, as well as, four “Florida’s Finest en Plein Air” artists honored as Plein Air Ambassadors will be featured. Programming will include expanded exhibits, a Collectors’ Forum, distinguished guest speakers and surprises still to be announced!