VPA equals Venice Plein Air
MAP equals Meet And PaintSchedule for MAPs, One Monday and one Saturday per month. MAP's:
- MON (first Monday every month)
Caspersens Beach MAP on the first Monday of every month along the boardwalk, or at the end by the beach, or even back on the inter-coastal side. Click the link to learn more about the park. It is a beloved favorite and awesome signature natural resource of Venice. NO RSVP needed. This monthly outing are designed for all plein air painters of any group. 9am-noon aprox
- SAT (third Saturday every month)
Venice Farmers Market MAP in front of the Historic KMI building Venice Mall on Tampa Ave Venice FL 34285 Meeting by the Melange Co-op Gallery, the Third Saturday of every month. No RSVP needed. This monthly outings are designed for ALL Plein Air Painters in any group. 9am to 1pm aprox
The regular Saturday will be a nice addition for some that aren't available during the week to paint out... so hope this accommodates your schedules
Expect to see Historic downtown districts, Venders, fresh produce, flowers, variety of people, children, pets, Music Playing and Venice has a water fountain park and Gazebo too as a part of the view. Just a few blocks from the Gulf and/or Awesome Banyan trees too. Farmers Market where can meet, but many places to venture to from there too. There are great painting subjects in any direction you turn.
Venice Plein Air is on the south west coast located inside Sarasota County in the Venice area serving nearby communities and keys. We are under the umbrella of Plein Air Florida PAF has many groups through out Florida and the calendar on their web site shares many of the paint outs on schedule. Another group that meets in our nearby area is PASC now known as Light Chasers. Link to their website for more information. Their usual paint out day is Thurs. Mornings.Many Venice artist are a part, and they also meet in Venice on occasion too. There are also two other area Plein Air Groups VAC that meets closer to Punta Gorda, and an Englewood group. The groups work together and hold no boundaries as to participants.
VPA came about to serve our Venice area or South County. Local artist supporting our local arts and historical scenic communities. Any visiting our area that wishes to plein air paint with a group is welcomed to join our MAPs. Terry Mason facilitates the PASC Light Chasers group. I, K Hitt am the facilitator of VPA. Due to schedule, set up monthly MAPs with an invite to all. Saturday important to keep on the schedule for those that are not able to meet during the week.
Venice Plein Air... simply to celebrate the historical of our Venice area and to keep it recorded in the arts... and for the arts to continue to be represented by her artists in the area. VPA actually formed before PASC ...and the beauty of PASC/Light Chasers is how they cover a larger area. VPA one Monday and one Saturday, where PASC weekly on thursdays... so if you have an interest to Plein Air Paint, be sure to check out the PAF calendar of events at PleinAirFlorida.org whom we umbrella under for many possibilities of Florida Plein Air in our area.
VPA is smaller, as is our area smaller. Again, all our welcome.