Plein Air Painting at Venice's
Monday, April 27, 2015, 8:30am
We will be painting in beautiful downtown Venice. Park in Centennial Park and from there you can find a good painting location in and around the downtown area. There is a few block stretch of downtown Venice which includes Tampa, Venice, and Miami Avenues. This area is officially known as “The Venice Downtown Historic District,” with architecture modeled after Northern Italy.
A little history on the Venice area: Originally known as “Horse and Chaise,” early settlers renamed the area "Venice" in 1888 in recognition of the many natural waterways around the area.
As a City, Venice became a reality when The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers arrived in 1925 and began to build a retirement community for its members.
Designed by well known city planner John Nolen, the original plan included wide paved boulevards with planted medians, small parks throughout the community, a golf course, a beach front amphitheater and lots reserved for schools and hotels as well as an agricultural area known as Venice Farms.
Directions: 30 miles / 46 minutes from Punta Gorda
Take 41 North for 27 miles
Turn slight left onto US-41 Bus North (just past Shamrock Blvd) 2.4 miles.
Turn left onto W Venice Ave
Go to the Nassau Street entrance to the park
The restrooms are on the corner and free parking is behind the restrooms
Get there early to get a good parking space in the shade
See you in the field!
Sharon Yarbrough, Coordinator
PEACE RIVER PAINTERS
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