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Internationally acclaimed artists capture the natural beauty, character and local culture through the plein air tradition.


A Plein Air Event Like No Other

Now in the 16th year of documenting the landscape and culture of the last vestige of authentic "Old Florida,” Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, America's Great Paint-out, is among the world's most prestigious plein air events. Artistic excellence and the production of investment quality art continues to be the trademark of this 10-day festival. As the event continues, organizers are honing what makes the Forgotten Coast event exceptional. “With plein air events popping up all over the country, we realize the importance of focusing on quality and relevance. We have developed a three year program, transcending typical event content to focus on the reason why plein air painting is important, as well as how the process and the paintings contribute to a region’s resilience,” states FCenPA Board President, Joe Taylor.

The invitational features internationally acclaimed artists, as well as, several "Florida's Finest en Plein Air" artists honored as Plein Air Ambassadors. Expanded exhibits, a Collectors' Forum, distinguished guest speakers, and surprises that will be fresh and new to the plein air community are all in the making! Book your reservations early for the best rates!

A Home for the Arts...

You know us by our Forgotten Coast en Plein Air event. What you may not know is that the funds we raise from this event go toward support of the Arts and arts education in Franklin and Gulf Counties.

Last year, we took a major step, purchasing the building at 201 Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe, giving us a home office and permanent base of operation and importantly, answering a need in Gulf County and Port St. Joe, by providing a home for The Joe Center for the Arts. 

An arts center does more than host exhibits. Its programs contribute to the arts education, creativity, and quality of life of a community. The Joe, a 501c3, offers art classes, exhibits and hosts community events.

Please read more about this part of our mission by going to this page 

Your donation to our Capital Campaign will go directly towards paying off the building, freeing up much-needed money for programming for The Joe, as well as money for gusto further our mission in support of the Arts in the Forgotten Coast.

Make your donation to A Home for the Arts HERE. 

Thank you and your support is greatly appreciated!

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