June Paint Outs
Vilano Beach Nature Boardwalk & Vilano Beach
When: June 7TH, – 9TH – Starts @ 8AM
The nature boardwalk, East side base of the Francis and Mary Usina Bridge. The Boardwalk offers views of the intracoastal waterway and marsh views, and there might be some shade found under the bridge.
Parking entrance: Directly past the bridge, Poplar Avenue, (which is in between the Bridge and Publix.) Meeting: Parking lot for the boardwalk 8:00 am. If painting from the boardwalk is not your thing, the town of Vilano Beach offers a pier and quaint architecture. Heading South on A1A go past the Publix and turn right on Vilano Road to access the pier and intracoastal waterfront. If you want the Ocean, turn left. Suggest lunch at Cap’s on the water Saturday and Sunday.
Beaches Museum and History Park
June 21ST – 22ND – 23RD Friday – Sunday
Beaches Museum – History Park – Historical architecture including a locomotive. The museum says it opens at 10:00 am but I believe the grounds open earlier. Hopefully the Seabreeze kicks in early.
July Paint Outs
Alpine Groves Park
July 12TH – !4TH
Alpine Groves Park is located on State Road 13 in Switzerland. The park opens at dawn, so plan on meeting around 7:30-8:00 am. Plenty to paint with old historic barns and homestead as well as views of the St Johns River. Lots of shade, so hopefully you can find locations that will help keep things a little cooler. Bring bug spray just in case. It is summer and mosquitoes and gnats can be an issue.
Nocturne Painting: San Marco
Thursday Evening, July 25
We will be painting in the evening in San Marco along St Johns Avenue and side streets in the shopping district and vicinity. Meeting Place: Balis Park (the gazebo) in the center of the San Marco shopping area. While this is a safe area, our recommendation to you is PAINTING IN PAIRS! so no one is painting alone. We will paint until 9:30 – 10:30 pm., or later if you wish, but as long as you’re with someone else.
PARKING in this area is at a premium, but there should be parking at the bank across the street, and along the side streets. Be sure where you’re parking is LEGAL parking. No one wants tickets. PLEASE do not block entrances or busy sidewalks.