A Community Art Experience hosted by Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum along with the Parrish Arts Council and Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island will be held on Saturday, January 19th, from noon to 4:00 PM. This free event will feature an Old Florida Themed Paint-Around Fundraiser benefiting all four organizations. The Paint-Around will begin at 12:45 PM in the Basement of the Carnegie Library. Paintings will pass between four or five artists in 15 minute rounds, each artist adding their own elements to the paintings. After all rounds have been completed, the paintings will be offered for sale through a silent auction. This unique fundraiser encourages audience viewing and banter, so join in the Paint-Around fun!
In addition, the “East & West Art Exhibition” will open during the event, featuring artists and student artists from each of the art organizations. There will be demonstration artists throughout the grounds of the Park, free art projects for both children and adults, a park open house, art supply basket raffle, bake sale, and more!
The “East & West Art Exhibition” will run through March 29th. Tours to see the full exhibit will take place Tuesday through Friday and the first and third Saturday of the month at 2:00 PM. An additional tour at 10:00 AM is offered on Fridays.