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"A Brush with Nature"


  • The Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens 1445 Millcoe Rd Jacksonville, FL, 32225 United States (map)

Visit the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens. Interact with many of the region’s top landscape artists as the members of First Coast Plein Air Painters capture the beauty of the Arboretum.

Robert Leedy will be one of the artists painting both days.

The event schedule is as follows:
Saturday, March 30
• 9 AM – 5 PM – Food Truck Guest: Stumbling Steer BBQ
• 11 AM – 1 PM – Music by Old Dawgs New Trixx featuring Carlton Higginbotham, John Roche and Ron Spencer
• Noon – 3 PM – Children’s Art Activities
• Artists’ Demos (see schedule at the event)

Sunday, March 31
• 9 AM – 5 PM – Food Truck Guest: Stumbling Steer BBQ
• 11 AM – 2 PM – Music by Side Track Duo featuring Terry Whitehead and Dave Knopsnyder
• Noon – 3 PM – Children’s Art Activities
• Artists’ Demos (see schedule at the event)

At this free-admission event, you can enjoy the gardens while many of the region’s finest landscape artists set up their easels to capture the essence of the Arboretum’s beautiful settings and paint their favorite scenes from locations throughout the 120-acre site.

All works of art created at the event are available for sale - with proceeds benefiting the participating artists and the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens.

For more information visit:

Jacksonville Arboretum Website

First Coast Plein Air Painters

Painting above: Robert Leedy, “Another Quiet Corner, Lake Ray, The Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens”, watercolor & mixed media on wood panel, 16” x 20”.

Painting above: Robert Leedy, “Another Quiet Corner, Lake Ray, The Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens”, watercolor & mixed media on wood panel, 16” x 20”.