NSB Plein Air Paint Out – where every brushstroke tells a story

Become an event Patron for the 2023 New Smyrna Beach Plein Air Paint Out!

Witness the creative process up close and experience the charm of NSB’s beaches through the eyes of 21 outstanding plein air artists from October 17 through 21, 2023. These artists are using their talents to highlight not only the architecture, seascapes, and beaches of the town but also, to advocate for a healthy Indian River Lagoon.

Your purchase supports art education and conservation through the work of co-beneficiaries Marine Discovery Center and Artists’ Workshop NSB. Last year’s success helped students attend EcoArt Camp this summer and fulfill other program needs.

Enjoy free activities during the event week. Patrons will be granted Art Credits to purchase art, entry to the elegant Collectors Reception and Live Auction on October 18th, followed by the Grand Finale on October 21st, featuring the crowd-favorite “Blending of the Brushes.”

The Wet Gallery welcomes visitors daily at the MDC/AWI campus with fresh artwork as it gets completed.

Visit NSBPaintOut.com to get tickets, find the event schedule, and be a patron.

Experience nature through art during the week of October 17-21!

So what is plein air painting anyway? En plein air is a French expression meaning “in the open air,” and refers to the act of painting outdoors with the artist’s subject in full view. Plein air artists capture the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject by incorporating natural light, color, and movement into their works. The high point of plein air art came with the emergence of Impressionism. Today’s artists carry on the traditions of these past masters by capturing the light and movement in landscapes that can only come from seeing the subject outdoors in its natural form.


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