They say water and oil don’t mix. Well – that’s most definitely not the case here. Wekiwa Paint Out at Wekiwa Island is a beautiful mixture of both and it sounds like the combination could not be a better partnership! Anyone who has ever grabbed a drink at Wekiva Island and sat looking out over the water knows the Wekiva River is as pretty as a picture.
For a week in March, Wekiva Paint Out will make that a reality.
Paint Out is an annual art event (started in 2006), and is back this coming week from March 1st to the 7th. For one week, dozens of world-class plein air artists (more on that in a sec) will take over The Island, setting up shop in canoes, along the boardwalk, at the bar and beyond to paint scenes from Wekiva Island, the Wekiva River and Wekiwa Springs State Park.
Ok – so back to that whole plein air artist thing. En plein air is a French expression that means “in the open air.” It is used by artists to describe the art of outdoor painting, capturing landscapes and views in natural light. So now you know…and see how this is the perfect place and for for such an event, right?
“This is my absolute favorite event of the year,” said Mary Weinaug, who organizes the annual event and whose husband, Bill, owns Wekiva Island. “Art is close to our hearts here at The Island, and with such a gorgeous setting right here, it’s a magical combination.”
The main event during Wekiva Paint Out is the chance to watch the artists working every day from March 2 through March 7. A gallery will also be open from March 2 through 7 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. to see works as they are completed.
Wekiva Paint Out was started in 2006. The goal of the event is to raise awareness about the beauty of the Wekiva River and help protect it by donating to worthy organizations with an environmental mission.
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Think you’d be interested in checking out this event when it arrives next week?