13th Annual New Smyrna Beach Paint Out
Plein Air Paint Out is an annual event that brings approximately 25 artists from around the country to New Smyrna Beach. During the event, which will take place October 17 - 21, 2023, 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. The Paint Out continues the legacy of fund - raising to enhance environmental education and art programs and to further the goals of both the Marine Discovery Center and the Artists’ Workshop of conservation and stewardship of the Indian River Lagoon and art appreciation to youth, the community, and visitors.
This fabulous five-day event invites you to Discover Nature through Art and celebrates everything that makes our seaside community unique. With a goal of raising valuable funds for two local nonprofits, the NSB Paint Out brings to light the important work of Marine Discovery Center and Artists’ Workshop of New Smyrna Beach.
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.