Event grows to include a plein air painting class for interested artists
Gulfport, FL (March11, 2022) – Gulfport’s First Friday Art Walk returns to Beach Boulevard on Friday, April 1 with the second annual In Plein Sight, a themed celebration of the rich and diverse plein air painting community in the region. The event runs from 5pm-9pm alongside the shops, restaurants, and galleries that comprise the town’s cultural hub on Beach Boulevard and is hosted by the Gulfport Merchants Chamber (GMC).
In Plein Sight welcomes emerging and professional plein air painters from across the region to show and sell their work in this scenic arts-loving community, as well as the opportunity to win cash prizes and other considerations. After last year’s highly successful debut of the event, which featured nearly 50 artists, the host GMC is broadening its outreach to artists even more with the inclusion of a plein air painting class by award- winning plein air painter and instructor Jack Providenti, taking place two days prior to the event.
“The GMC is excited to welcome established and beginner plein air painters back to Gulfport this April to paint the town in all its beauty and glory,” said Brenda McMahon, Chairperson of the Arts Committee of the GMC and owner of Brenda McMahon Gallery. “After the high level of interest in last year’s event, we’re hopeful of welcoming the inclusion of even more artists at the event by offering a class for artists of any level taught by a talented painter and instructor, Jack Providenti.”
The class will be held on Gulfport Beach from 9am-12pm on Wednesday, March 30. Artists may sign up the day of the event on location or register anytime beforehand at Brenda McMahon Gallery, located at 2901 Beach Boulevard S in downtown Gulfport. The class costs $20 or is free for members of the GMC’s membership program for artists and arts groups, Art Works Here.
For more information or to apply for future events, visit us online at visitgulfportflorida.com/first-friday-art-walk and follow us on social media at @visitgulfportfl.