PAINT OUT EVENT APRIL 21-27 IN WINTER PARK! paint brushes paint easel outdoors, b&b hotel near Orlando

PAINT OUT, an outdoor painting experience, is one of the premier annual art events within minutes of Thurston House, our Central Florida bed and breakfast. Gather at the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens for this fascinating event! “Paint Out”, in its 16th year, happens April 21-27, 2024 when twenty-four plein air artists will gather at the Polasek Museum to paint outside, in the open air. Popular in the 19th century, the act of painting outdoors was a central feature of French impressionism.

During this seven-day event, art lovers can watch the artists paint out in the Polasek Sculpture Garden (lakeside) and can attend free painting demonstrations. Admission to the galleries and gardens is free all week, and new works created by the artists are available for purchase as soon as they are complete. In addition to the demonstrations spread throughout the week, there is a lakeside “Sunset Paint-In” event on Wednesday evening and a fabulous “Garden Party” on the last day. Explore the official site for calendar and details.

Book accommodations at Thurston House for at least two nights during “Paint Out” (your room choice at our Best Available Rate) and receive the following bonuses with our compliments:

  • Complimentary early (3PM) check in.
  • A welcome reception with Bev one evening…including light bites, drinks, and stimulating art discussion on the wrap-around porch overlooking Lake Eulalia (BYO wine).
  • A light picnic lunch for two, packed to enjoy in the gardens on one day of your plein air experience.
  • As always, a full gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay.

Consider exploring the Morse Museum of American Art while you’re in Winter Park and we’ll cover the admission! There’s also a free instrumental quartet concert on Friday night, April 26th!