2017-02-16 / Top News

A festival that’s just plein pretty

SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


Alex Stankiewicz paints at Harbourside Place. 
COURTESY PHOTO Alex Stankiewicz paints at Harbourside Place. COURTESY PHOTO Diverse views and depictions of Palm Beach County make up the outdoor painting contest that is the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s fourth annual Plein Air Festival. Award-winning artists from around the country will paint throughout Palm Beach County, depicting scenes from the beaches and natural Florida landscapes to the quickly disappearing old Florida homes and residential areas. Known as “Paint-Outs,” the artists will be visiting seven outdoor areas to paint the varied landscapes and cityscapes that make up Palm Beach County.

The event kicks off at 1 p.m. March 4, with a “Kids’ Paint Out” event at Harbourside

Place in Jupiter. Children can register in advance online at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art at 395 Seabrook Road or on the day of the event. Painting supplies will be provided.

The public is invited to watch the artists and purchase paintings at the Paint- Out locations March 8-12, ranging from Northwood Village in West Palm Beach to Society of the Four Arts and Bethesda by the Sea in Palm Beach to Riverbend Park, Harbourside Place and DuBois Park in Jupiter and the Juno Beach Pier in Juno Beach. The 41 juried artists will be competing for $10,000 in cash and prizes.

For information about the festival, call 746-3101. ¦

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