The 3rd Annual Canaveral Seashore Plein Air Paint-Out, taking place October 21-27, will bring twenty-six nationally-known professional plein air painters to the New Smyrna Beach area to share their talent with art and outdoor enthusiasts and support efforts to preserve the 57,000 acres of pristine coastline that comprise Canaveral National Seashore.
SUNNY Across Central Florida spoke to Nancy Malmberg from the Friends of Canaveral, who will be hosting the 3rd Annual Canaveral Seashore Plein Air Paint-Out, about the event and about their conservation efforts throughout the year. In particular, Nancy talked about her personal connection to the Canaveral Seashore and the region’s importance as an ecosystem and home to many different species of plants and animals. Nancy also talked about her organization’s work in supporting the National Park Service and their education programs geared toward informing the public about the beauty and vitality of the area. Finally, Nancy talked about the artists coming to the Plein Air Paint-Out, and how the activities that will comprise the week-long event will support the group and the Park Service’s year-round conservation efforts. Click the “play” button below to listen to the full interview: