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Everglades Day Festival Paint-Out and Show!

Feb 11, 2017 · 8:00 AM

This is a great opportunity for a day of painting at beautiful Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and exhibiting our work! 

Arthur R. Marshall
Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
10216 Lee Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33473

Start Time:

Arrival between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM is recommended since they are expecting a large crowd. Please follow signs and proceed to off-site parking.  There you will be shown to a parking spot.  Watch for the small white van marked Volunteer/Exhibitor Van for a ride to the Refuge or if a shuttle bus is available, hop on that. 

Parking and Transportation:

Park in the Solid Waste Authority parking lot 1/2 of a mile south of the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on the opposite side of the road of the Refuge (State Road 7/441), then hop on a white shuttle van marked for Volunteers/Exhibitors which will bring you to the entrance. Or if the shuttle bus is available, you can ride it.  There you will get on a different shuttle looping through the entire Refuge and get off wherever you find your painting spot. Any artist who arrives at the Visitor Center as a result of having a Handicap Parking Permit can use the ADA van to reach other areas of the Refuge.

Finishing Time:

Please be done breaking down by 2:00 PM at the latest so we can move to the Visitor Center and be ready to set up inside the Theater as soon as the 2 PM speaker is finished.  Around 3 PM the jurying and awards ceremony will begin. The artists and their paintings will remain in the Theater until 4 PM and visitors will get a chance to see the work and meet the artists. At 4 PM the artists will break down and prepare to leave. 

Deadlines for Exhibition:

Artists can finish their works at home and prepare them for hanging during the weekend of Feb 18-19. The show will be hung Sunday, Feb 19 and be on display (and available for purchase) until April 12 when the show will come down. 

Additional Paintings:

For the exhibition from Feb 18 - April 8 we are allowed to bring in paintings which have been painted at a different time. All paintings must have been painted on the Refuge.


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  • Alfred B.

    Wonderful to the square root of 10!

    1 · 6 days ago

  • Carolyn (Cary) M.

    Beautiful day and place for painting. I always learn something new from working along side this talented group. So glad to be part of it all.

    1 · February 12

  • carol p.

    Thank you Shawn and others for organizing the event. Beautiful day

    1 · February 12

  • Noelle M.

    Lovely day painting at the Wildlife Refuge and meeting some of the group. Beautiful weather, great scenery and wonderful paintings. Thanks Shawn.

    1 · February 12

  • Lynn P.

    Great, it was so much fun!

    1 · February 12

  • kathryn b.

    Beautiful weather, people, baby alligators! Thank you Shawn Escott for organizing a perfect event!

    1 · February 12

    • Shawn

      Thanks! I had a lot of help. :)

      February 12

  • Julia S.

    Thank you Shawn for a wonderful painting day.

    1 · February 11

    • Shawn

      Thank you and congratulations!

      February 12

  • kathryn b.

    5 stars +

    2 · February 12

  • Diane H.

    Lots of great paintings.

    1 · February 12

  • Elaine N St G.


    1 · February 11

  • elfrida s.

    Fun busy weather superb,

    2 · February 11

  • Bette C.

    Great, beautiful day and lots of good paintings

    1 · February 11

  • Ralph P.

    A truly wonderful day painting beautiful natural views at Loxahatchee on Everglades Day. Already looking forward to next year's event.

    1 · February 11

  • LIZ M.

    Yes so many different place to set up, thats the hard part

    February 9

  • Ruth W.

    Thanks for the great information. Will it be possible for my husband to drop me off and pick me up at the visitor's center?

    February 8

    • Shawn

      Good question. Im not sure how their flow of traffic will be. The Loxahatchee Refuge would be able to answer your question. [masked]

      February 8

  • Manon S.

    I'm doing a community outreach program for the Cultural Council. Darn....

    February 6

  • Alfred B.

    Shawn: Thank you for hosting this event! Wouldn't miss it.

    1 · February 5

  • Lorrie W.

    Will be at the Florida Artists Group Annual Symposium at the Coral Springs Museum of Art.

    February 4

  • Elaine N St G.

    Who will be the leader this wonderful time to draw and paint? Where will we actually meet to gather together and do our work?this is a beautiful place and spread out
    Please explain further.

    January 24

    • Elaine N St G.

      Where will you paint i will want to be near you and the other artists. I f you will be at gumbo today lets talk about this

      January 24

    • Elaine N St G.

      Shawn please give us your phone number

      January 24

  • dale s.

    Such a great art group and wonderful place... sorry I will miss this event! Dale

    January 23

  • kathryn b.

    So looking forward to this wonderful printout opportunity!

    2 · January 23

  • Karen Lisk G.

    P.A.P.B. will surely perform well at this exciting paint out...I appreciate being a part of this artistic event at the Everglades!

    December 20

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