Wade Koniakowsky works on a building during last year’s event.

North of Padre Island, on Texas’s Gulf Coast, is a long barrier island named Mustang, and on it is a town of 4,000 people named Port Aransas. Painters will have a chance to depict this beautiful setting in October.

Flowers and quaint cottages in Port Aransas. Photo: Brenda Barnett

The Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association and the Port Aransas Museum are hosting the Coastal Paint Out from October 16 through 19. The public is welcome to bring easels and paint alongside invited artists, who will be the subject of an exhibition on October 19 at the Port Aransas Community Center. There will also be a quick draw competition. All sales benefit the Port Aransas Museum and Farley Boat Works. Rusty Jones is offering a plein air workshop prior to the paint-out, October 14-16.

A seaside establishment on Mustang Island. Photo: Brenda Barnett

Sarah Searight enjoying some plein air painting on the Gulf Coast

Colorful boats offer another motif in Port Aransas. Photo: Brenda Barnett

Tina Bohlman painting at last year’s Coastal Paint Out

“Work Shed (Tarpon Inn),” by Tina Bohlman, watercolor

For more information, visit the event’s website.


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