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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
Centennial Park

Monday, June 8, 2015, 8:30am

Dear Artists,
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.
A 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.
As a City, Venice became a reality when The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers arrived in 1925 and began to build a retirement community for its members.
Designed 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 Farms.

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

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