Plein Air Happenings

Events for the 2020-21 season have been carefully considered given the COVID-19 issues. Our chair is looking at venues that would allow for social distancing while also offering the opportunity for artists to share the experience and their work. Masks will be required to participate.
Events have been scheduled through December and have been added to the calendar.

CFWS hosts a plein air session every third Saturday of the month. Members and their guests are welcome to attend. We schedule the location and obtain any permissions necessary. Restroom facilities are a priority. We traditionally begin painting at 10 a.m. and end no later than 4 p.m. Check the event schedule for information about our next Plein Air session. You are responsible for any admission or parking fees if required, artist materials and refreshment.


CFWS members can volunteer to host a plein air event on the third Saturday of each Plein Air Month. Please consider hosting and email the Plein Air Coordinator.  She will check the calendar and confirm your request by email.
What’s a Plein Air PopUp? As part of our United Arts grant, CFWS volunteers provide information and basic instruction to the public at our Plein Air sessions. CFWS will have a tent onsite, samples of watercolor plein air paintings and information handouts. In addition, volunteers will be available, with painting materials, to demonstrate technique to the public.
Saturday September 19, 2020
10 am – 4 pm

Kraft Azalea Garden
1365 Alabama Dr.,
Winter Park FL


Saturday October 17, 2020
10 am – 3 pm

Mead Botanical Garden
1300 S. Denning Dr.,
Winter Park FL
This event is in conjunction with the annual Backyard Biodiversity Day held by the Florida Native Plant Society. Their event begins at 9 am until 3 pm. Artists are welcome to arrive earlier, if desired.


Saturday November 21, 2020
10 am – 4 pm
Ward Park
Cady Way and Perth Lane, Winter Park FL
Across the street from the Wellness Center of Winter Park.
If there is work being done in the park’s parking lot, it will be unavailable for cars. If so, parking may be done along the street.


WEDNESDAY December 16, 2020  10 am – 2 pm (closing time)
Nehrling Gardens
2267 Hempel Road
Gotha, FL
Please use the Pedestrian Entrance. Paths are mulched so it is rougher walking. There are benches along the paths. A $5.00 donation is requested. The main house museum and library are closed until further notice as of this date, Sept ’20, due to Covid-19 considerations.Parking is available across the street on the open field or at the Church parking lot. Hempel Road is a very busy road and everyone should be careful when crossing it.