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Our Mission: To tie in with the rich History of our area and how Plein Air Artist beautifully record it!
Venice Plein Air, join Sharon's Peace River Painters downtown. And all you Venitians, you may enjoy seeing the painters too!
Plein Air Painting at Venice's
Monday, June 8, 2015, 8:30am
We will be returning to paint in beautiful Venice. I can't be there but
Diane Mannion will be leading the group this time. Park in Centennial
Park and from there you can find a good painting location in and around
the downtown area. There is a few block stretch of downtown Venice
which includes Tampa, Venice, and Miami Avenues. This area is officially
known as “The Venice Downtown Historic District,” with architecture
modeled after Northern Italy.
little history on the Venice area: Originally known as “Horse and
Chaise,” early settlers renamed the area "Venice" in 1888 in recognition
of the many natural waterways around the area.
a City, Venice became a reality when The Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers arrived in 1925 and began to build a retirement community for
by well known city planner John Nolen, the original plan included wide
paved boulevards with planted medians, small parks throughout the
community, a golf course, a beach front amphitheater and lots reserved
for schools and hotels as well as an agricultural area known as Venice
This is your second chance if your first picture was not what you wanted; you get to try again.
Directions: 30 miles / 46 minutes from Punta Gorda
Take 41 North for 27 miles
Turn slight left onto US-41 Bus North (just past Shamrock Blvd) 2.4 miles.
Turn left onto W Venice Ave
Go to the Nassau Street entrance to the park
The restrooms are on the corner and free parking is behind the restrooms
Get there early to get a good parking space in the shade
See you in the field!
Sharon Yarbrough, Coordinator
PEACE RIVER PAINTERS