Each year, professional artists set up their easels around New Smyrna Beach, hoping to capture the essence of the coastal-chic town in their paintings. From curling, white-tipped waves to the yacht-filled marina, the scenes vary—but each one is painted outdoors. It’s all part of the Plein Art Paint Out, an annual event that brings approximately 25 artists from around the country to New Smyrna Beach. Throughout the week-long event, artists can be found from dawn to dusk at various outdoor locations throughout the city. Spectators are encouraged and invited to interact with artists as they work. At the end of each day, the artists hang their completed works in a gallery, which is open to the public for viewing. By the end of the week, the gallery contains anywhere from 150 to 300 pieces of art.
The week also includes special events like the “Evening Paint on Flagler Avenue,” “Art in the Park,” a live auction, and more. The 9th Annual New Smyrna Beach Plein Air Paint Out will be held October 20-26, 2019. This year’s viewable gallery will be at the Marine Discovery Center, located at 520 Barracuda Boulevard. Proceeds benefit the Marine Discovery Center.
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