Art is in the Air –
‘Paint the Beach’ Next Week
The island will be awash in art next week as the Fort Myers Beach Art Association's 5th Annual 'Paint the Beach - from Sandcastles to Shrimp boats' begins on Tuesday, November 4th. From Tuesday through Thursday, 60 artists from all over the world will set up at various locations all over Fort Myers Beach and San Carlos Island, creating beautiful images 'en Plein Air' -meaning 'in open air'. This event has grown exponentially from its inception in 2010 - with so many artists wanting to participate that the Fort Myers Beach Art Association now has a waiting list!
The event begins on Monday evening at Nervous Nellie’s, when many of the artists will gather to pick up their goody bags chock full of things like gift certificates and coupons provided by local businesses and friends. These art supporters include Gavin's ACE Hardware, Fish Tale Marina, Smokin' Oyster Brewery, Good Time Charters, Michi's Arts and Crafts, The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, the Island Sand Paper, Plein Air Magazine, Gorilla Painters, Lover's Key Resort, and many, many more.