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.


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.

Tibet – Butler Nature Preserve
February 17, 2021 – WEDNESDAY
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

8777 Winter Garden/ Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32836

Please be attentive to the park entrance, it is easy to miss. Follow directions from the park entrance to the parking area near the Park Office. Restrooms are nearby. There is a small butterfly garden with native plants there, and a habitat for rescued tortoises. The large veranda has rocking chairs for visitors. Past the veranda and the office is the entrance to the trails. No fees required.

Lake Concord Park, adjacent to where the Art House is located.
March 20, 2021  -Saturday
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Quail Pond Circle parking area
Casselberry, FL

There are many park benches and lots of outdoor sculptures in the gardens.

Cypress Grove Park

April 17, 2021 – Saturday
10 a.m. -4 p.m.
290 Holden Ave., Orlando FL

Leu Gardens
NOTE: Entrance fee for non-members

May 15, 2021 – Saturday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
1920 N Forest Ave., Orlando FL

Meet by the outdoor sitting area outside the main entrance.