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A Brush with Nature at the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens



Save the date for the 3rd annual plein air painting event at the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens. A Brush with Nature, is a juried plein air painting event, where 36 of the region’s finest landscape artists from our region will set up their easels to capture on canvas, the essence of this beautiful natural park in the midst of our city. From Thursday, March 21, 2013 through Saturday, March 23, 2013, the artists will paint their favorite scenes from locations throughout the park. Visitors can stroll the grounds to watch the artists at work. On Saturday, there will also be food, music, artists’ demonstrations and a special art tent for children.

All works of art will be for sale at the free event and at a special, ticketed Artists’ Reception and Show, with proceeds benefiting both the artists and the Arboretum. The artwork is very affordable and offers a wide range of sizes and media, from watercolors, acrylics, oils, oil pastels, and pastels.

This year, the Arboretum is partnering with the Arlington Council of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce, which will bring additional resources and greater exposure within the community. A portion of the revenues generated through sponsorship, ad and ticket sales will go to the Arlington Council’s education fund, which provides support to Arlington area elementary schools.

As part of an ongoing partnership with the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, The Cummer will host several of the demonstrating artists here in the Museum’s historical Gardens on the following dates:

Sunday, March 10, Noon- 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 30, Noon- 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 21, Noon- 3:00 p.m.


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