Annual Santa Fe Paintout to begin this week 

Blue Springs" painted by Alachua artist, Dana Queen.
Courtesy of Santa Fe Plein Air Paintout

The sixth annual Santa Fe Plein Air Paintout will feature 18 artists painting three different springs in the High Springs area.  

The four-day event begins Wednesday with public viewing for three days. The final day is an art reception from 5- 8 p.m. on Saturday at Lanza Gallery & Art Supplies (23645 W U.S. Hwy 27, High Springs).  

The artwork will be on sale to the public and light refreshments will be served. All the sales will go to the Howard T. Odum, Florida Springs Institute, which is dedicated to preserving and protecting the springs and rivers. The artwork will be on display and for sale until May 20.  

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The public observation days are the cost of admission into the park. It is recommended to arrive early to capture the artists at work. Maps will be available at Lanza Art Gallery & Supplies during normal hours.  

Public Observation Days  

April 12 

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Rum Island Springs County Park (1447 SW Rum Island Terrace, Fort White). $5.  

April 13 

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park (7450 NW 60th St, High Springs). $4 per person, $6 per car. 

April 14  

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. O'Leno State Park (410 SE O'Leno Park Road, High Springs).  $4 per person, $6 per car. 

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