Historic Apalachicola



 Florida's Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational   More than 20 nationally acclaimed artists will gather on Florida's Forgotten Coast in early May to participate in the 7th annual Florida's Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational, America's Great Paint-Out, May 3-13, 2012. Painters will set up their easels and pull out their brushes to document the landscape and culture of this last vestige of authentic "Old Florida" – the coastal stretch of scenic North Florida between Mexico Beach and Alligator Point .See the Website www.americasgreatpaintout.com, for the list of demos, events and workshops.   
 Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour   Join us for the 20th annual Historic Apalachicola Home & Garden Tour sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church on Saturday, May 5 from 10 am to 4 pm.   All of the homes on tour this year are over one hundred (100) years old and beautifully showcase this year's theme of "A Passion for Preservation." Preceding Saturday's Home & Garden Tour is an all-day Symposium on Friday, May 4th ending the day with Evensong at 5:30 pm at Trinity Church.  There will be a reception followed by a lecture at the Armory  featuring nationally renown historical preservationists and architects.  Website www.apalachicolahistorichometour.org
On Thusday, May 3 there is a Bald Eagles Lecture at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve,108 Island Drive, Eastpoint.  Lynda White and Michelle van Deventer will share their knowledge and imagery from many years of work with these magnificent birds. You will also meet a living eagle whose injuries were too severe to permit successful release back into the wild.
2012 JBG Rockfest Located at Battery Park, underneath the Apalachicola Bridge. On May 5, Gates open at 9:00 Am. $10 entry fee. Bring your chairs and a cooler and enjoy a day full of rock! Proceeds go to benefit the JBG Skate Park.  www.jbkskatepark.com
Albert Handell Workshop, Sunday, May 13 to Friday ,May 18, Plein-air Landscape painter from New Mexico offering an intense week of study and painting with internationally renown Master Pastelist,water-colorist and oil painter, Albert Handell. Followed by critiques and lectures. Please contact Coombs House Inn owner Lynn Wilson at lynnwilson2@aol.com for more information. 
Every day we are so lucky to have Apaachicola's local chefs prepare fresh local seafood dishes.  Our many galleries sell and display incredibly talented art work and our retail shops offer unique gift items. Visiting downtown Apalachicola is always a treat for all ages.


Second Saturday is a chance for folks to meet the business owners, local artists, chefs and supporters of the downtown district. Businesses have been receptive with some shop owners staying open every Second Saturday.  The committee wants to provide a framework for businesses to showcase their offerings.  Any Apalachicola business can participate and there is no cost to be involved or to be listed on the organization‘s website and the “Second Saturday” page of the website.
The Center for History Culture and Art will host a "Fine Art Exhibit" at a reception on Saturday, March 10 from 6P to 8P.  The featured Artists are Beth Appleton, Neal Smith Willow and Joe Kotzman.  We will also be entertained by Trinity's classical ensemble.
The shops are offering sales on merchandise to encourage folks to come out and shop locally on the "Second Saturday" and everyday. Double click on our poster to view this months shops, galleries and restaurant specials! Apalachicola residents and visitors are encourage to stroll through Downtown during our "Second Saturday" event,. Many of the galleries, shops, restaurants and businesses are joining in to make this a special Saturday. The event is organized by Historic Apalachicola Main Street, Inc, designated as a National Trust for Historic Preservation Main Street program. The designation is granted by the Florida Department of Historic Resources. It is a community envisioned, volunteer driven program, if you would like more information, click here for details. Or phone number is 1-855-APALACH! We will see you on the sidewalk, DOWNTOWN!

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