The Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition (FCCC) Board is proud to announce the 2017 Wetroom location for Forgotten Coast en Plein Air event: 201 Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe, now called St. Joe Arts. The organization has secured a lease with an option to purchase the building. The FCCC’s plan is to seed the formation of a community-based nonprofit organization who will own and manage St. Joe Arts. The arts center will provide year-round activities, as well as be host to the annual Forgotten Coast en Plein Air exhibits.
There will be a ribbon cutting by the Gulf County Chamber of Commerce at 5:00PM on March 21, 2017, followed by a Volunteer Kick-off meeting at 6:30PM for this year’s Forgotten Coast en Plein Air. All members of the community are welcome to the ribbon-cutting reception, and the Volunteer meeting is for volunteers from all across Bay, Gulf, and Franklin counties, as the ramp-up to Plein Air 2017 begins.
“We are thrilled to do our part in supporting the arts in the community, and are very excited about being involved in the kick-off of the newly forming St. Joe Arts group as well as the Forgotten Coast en Plein Air 2017 event,” said Danny Collins of Duke Energy and FCCC Board member. Duke Energy is sponsoring the ribbon-cutting reception.
“We want to thank Rick and Libia Taylor for entering into this lease with us, and their continued support for arts in the community. We are looking forward to nurturing and supporting the group who steps up to make a visual arts center a reality for the Port St. Joe community,” said Susan Bassett, President of the FCCC Board.The Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition supports community arts from Mexico Beach to Alligator Point, with the signature event each year in May of Forgotten Coast en Plein Air. For more information, go to www.ForgottenCoastEnPleinAir.com.