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Marco Island Outdoor Artists

An Open Invitation to Visiting Artists – 25 years of free paint-outs every Wednesday

Southwest Florida’s Marco Island attracts hundreds of talented artists, musicians, writers, photographers and painters. Marco Island Outdoor Artists is an open invitation to join artists during you time on the Island. This free community service , directed by Phyllis Pransky, is a Marco Island tradition with an impressive history.  Ask your Marco Island – Naples FL reviews or ask us about visiting Marco Island Florida. To feature your business, contact us.

Marco Island Outdoor Artists

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View from my studio – Artist Phyllis Pransky. Click to enlarge.

Marco Island Outdoor Artists currently has more than 200 participants expressing their visions in all materials: Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastels. Drawing simply with pencil or pen or any material, photographers, sculptures, poetry and prose are expressed in our painting as well.

Marco Island Outdoor Artists program is sponsored by Marco Island Center for the Arts. The group of artists meet every Wednesday in season from October until the end of June.

Goals of Marco Island Outdoor Artists (M.I.O.A):
Encouragement to anyone that wants to try their hand at art. Educate, we share information from how to teach each other (free)), share information about supplies and mentor each other to be all they can be as visual artists. Share and validate commonality of our experiences. All levels of ability come join in and catch the excitement!

BRING YOUR EQUIPMENT15049_pransky AND SUPPLIES, plus hat, sun protection, snacks, drink, trash tag, bug spray, and cameras.

Marco Island Outdoor Artists Scheduled Paint Outs 2017

ALL PAINT-OUTS ON WEDNESDAYS
(exceptions indicated if OFF of Marco Island)
most artists arrive between 9-10 but unless stated anytime is good…leave when you want.
The only rule is to respect the artists and keep space clean….be prepared for working outdoors….

2/8 TEN THOUSAND ISLAND
NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
parking lot Naples
US41 E 2.8 miles east of Collier Seminole State Park
County Road 92
(San Marco Road)
bring lunch and drink
189 species of birds, 1.1 mile Marsh Trail, Tower, Shade
35,000 acres protect mangrove habitats native wildlife and
endangered species. Part of the largest epanse of mangrove forest
in North America 2/3 of the refuge is mangrove forest.
It dominates most tidal fringes and the numerous island (or keys).
The northern third of the refuge consists of brackish marsh and
interspersed ponds, and small coastal hammocks of oak,
cabbage palms and tropical hardwoods such as gumbo limbo trees.
Bring carrier, Lunch and Bucket! Woods are good!

2/15 TIGERTAIL BEACH TOWER
get parking sticker at Library for free parking in Marco or Naples
Collier Blvd to Kendal or Tigertail Ct to Hernando to Spinnaker
Paint in the shade in the tower
Optional lunch at the CAFE concession
bring wheeled carrier……. 

2/22 SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
HIDEWAY BEACH (gated community)
Collier Blvd onto Kendall (1.2mi) to guard house
Enter at guard house for instructions and map
If you are coming: Head count please
email ppransky@aol.com
or 239 642 7649 if no answer leave message
bring lunch

MARCH 2017

3/1 BAYVIEW PARK
16-1599 Danford Street Naples
41 to Thomasson Dr which turns into Fern Street
right turn onto Danford just past Gulfstar Dr S.
park on left
4 acres of park, Naples Bay views, boats
bring lunch

3/8 SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
HIDEWAY BEACH (gated community)
Collier Blvd onto Kendall (1.2mi) to guard house
Enter at guard house for instructions and map
If you are coming: Head count please
email ppransky@aol.com
or 239 642 7649 if no answer leave message
bring lunch

3/15 SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
BLUE MANGROVE GALLERY
1089 N. Collier Blvd, Marco Town Center
amazing, imaginative, colorful, fun & inspiring
10 year anniversary
www.bluemongrovegallery.com
optional lunch Brewery

3/22 OUR OLD FAVORITE IN THE GLADES
“OLD 41” side road on coming left from Marco
NAPLES 8 1/2 miles east of 92 (San Marco Rd)
about 50 yards past the Indian store on the left
an old gated original road “Tamiami Trail” take
that left into the bush..See you there!
bring lunch
porta potties back at the Indian store.(store gives
view of gators! or bring a bucket, but woods work!

3/29 PHYLLIS PRANSKY STUDIO
595 Goldcoast Ct off Barfield
celebration of MIOA
paint and share day in studio and on grounds
bring modest sharing
if your coming; head count please email ppransky@aol.com
or 239 642 7649
optional critique one piece please

APRIL 2017

4/5 TIGERTAIL BEACH TOWER
Collier Blvd to Kendal or to Tigertail Ct
to Hernando to Spinnaker
paint in the shade
optional lunch Cafe Concession
bring carrier

4/12 EAGLE LAKES COMMUNITY PARK
115 (41) Tamiami Trail East Naples
beautiful 2.5 mile nature trail, 1 mile paved pathway
for walking/running
rest rooms
bring carrier
bring lunch

4/19 ESPLANADE
760 N. Collier Blvd
meet at CJ’S Bar
bring carrier
optional lunch at CJ”S Bar

4/26 MACKLE PARK
1361 Andelusa Terrace
meet on Andelossa
lake,trees,plants,bridge,gazebo, plaground with wonderful angles and youthful spirit, gumbo limbo trees with beautiful color trunks and marvelous negative spaces, picnic lunch on grass or gazebo bring blanket, or model (your current guest!), benches picnic tables, birds, ducks
bring carrier
bring lunch
optional critique

MAY 2017

5/3 OTTER MOUND PRESERVE
1831 ADDISON
the Indian Hills section of Marco Island
N. Barfied Drive south to Watson; turn left onto
Watson go .02 miles; turn right onto Inlet; turn left
onto Addison park on right.
bring lunch

5/10 SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT
MARCO ISLAND RESIDENT BEACH
MICA MEMBERS PLEASE OFFER CARPOOL
tell gusard at gate you are ith MIOA. If you are coming
head count please: email ppransky@aol.com or
call 239 642-649 optional lunch at cafe concession

5/17 ISLE OF CAPRI
meet at Pelican Bend 219 Capri Blvd Naples
optional lunch at Pelican Bend

5/24 SOUTH BEACH MARCO
Promenade walk with cool beautiful shadows
or the beach
get parking sticker at Library or pay parking fee
parking is on Swallow Ave or
optional lunch at Sunset Grill (Apollo) with free parking
bring carrier

5/31 LEIGH PLUMMER PARK
Piedmont Circle on N. Barfield
quiet rest stop for walker, jogger, cyclist. Parking, picnic area,
trails. Bring blanket and picnic lunch to eat and paint or
a model to pose. Your present Guests!
bring lunch
restrooms nearby shops
optional critique

FOR SUMMER PAINT-OUTS EMAIL PHYLLIS ppransky@aol.com or call 239 642-7649 or 239-227-6200

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