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Published on March 01, 2024
Jupiter's Harborside Place to Host Plein Air Festival with Over $2,000 in Prizes for ArtistsSource: Google Street View

Artists are set to literally take to the streets of Jupiter this Sunday for an open-air painting throwdown known as the Plein Air Festival. According to WPTV, Harborside Place will play host to this creative battle against the elements where artists will have to quickly adapt to light shifts, gusts of wind, and unexpected movements within their chosen scenes.

It's not just a showcase; there's real money on the line. The festival is a two-hour competition that features both amateur and professional artists vying for over $2,000 in cash prizes and awards. WPTV reports that festivities kick off at 9 a.m. with artist check-ins, followed by frenzied painting between 10 a.m. and noon. By the afternoon, completed works will be available for the public to buy.

For art lovers and the curious alike, the festival also offers a unique chance to watch live art demonstrations by recognized talents. A separate WFLX report details a lineup that includes oil painters Lon Bauer and Mary Hertler Tallman flaunting their skills at Juno Beach Pier, among others like Russell Jewell and Ralph Papa, who will be capturing the essence of coastal beauty at Dubois Park later in the week.

The Plein Air Festival is more than a competition; it's also a cultural event that offers up an array of activities throughout the week, according to WPTV. From the "Battle of the Brushes" event to a Collectors’ Party & Sale where aficionados can buy one-of-a-kind pieces, there's something to suit all tastes. Culminating in a small works sale on March 9, the festival ensures that the art created isn't just seen but has the chance to be cherished long after the paint has dried.