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Paint the Beach looks for sponsors

March 19, 2014
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

To the editor:

Paint the Beach...Sandcastles to Shrimpboats A Plein Air Festival in Fort Myers Beach, Florida" is seeking your sponsorship of the fifth annual national event taking place on the Beach from

Nov. 3-9, 2014. Partners for this event include the Fort Myers Beach Art Association, The Greater Fort Myers Beach Friends of the Arts, Santini Marina Plaza and Fish Tale Marina with the support of the Town of Fort Myers Beach.

The event features a three-day outdoor painting experience at local Fort Myers Beach locations for registered artists, an evening awards ceremony and preview gala under tent at the beautiful Santini Marina Plaza and art exhibition and sale throughout the weekend. Saturday events will include a Quick Draw and entertainment. A Plein air event for area children will be held at Beach Elementary school.

Proceeds from this year's festival will benefit the Fort Myers Beach Art Association. The Fort Myers Beach Art Association mission is "to further and provide education in the cultural aspects of life on Fort Myers Beach and its environs; to promote the study, practice and appreciation of art; to hold art exhibitions and programs which are open to the public; and to encourage art instruction of children and junior artists." FMBAA is a 501 (C) 3 organization and all donations are tax deductible. More information about the FMBAA is available by visiting the website: or calling the Association at: 239-463-3909. Visit our Facebook page "Paint the Beach."

This event promotes art in our community; it encourages local, national and international artists to celebrate the beauty of our community as well as providing the community the opportunity to come together at our Gala Party to meet the artists and purchase works of art of our locale.

In addition to knowing that you are supporting your community, you will be supporting the arts and gaining recognition for this support through increased exposure for you and/or your organization. Sponsors will be prominently recognized in all of our promotional materials and publications. Your sponsorship is important to us and is greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions, sponsorship information or would like additional information, please contact Michele Buelow, FMBAA Paint the Beach Chairman at 689-1221 or via email at We thank you in advance for your consideration and support.

Al Durrett

"Paint the Beach" Project Director

Fish-Tale Marina and Santini Marina Plaza

Michele Buelow

"Paint the Beach" Sponsorship Committee

Fort Myers Beach Art Association



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