For those looking to make up for last week’s decidedly dour weather doldrums by taking full advantage of the sunny skies this weekend, Winter Park has two outdoor events going on that are perfectly suited for the occasion.
The first seeks to answer the eternal question: “If a picture is worth a thousand words, what exactly is the net word worth of a painting?” Well, if you’ve been milling around Winter Park’s Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden this week, you may already know the answer. Since Sunday, they’ve been hosting their fourth annual Winter Park Paint Out, a celebration of both the arts and Winter Park itself. During this event, 25 open-air artists have been sweeping all across Winter Park, capturing the essence of the city itself one brushstroke at a time.
Attendees can watch the painters in action, view all their completed works, and enjoy all of the museum’s attractions as well. The event culminates with “The Paint Out Garden Party,” which will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, April 28th. The museum’s site has more information, as well as a list of the participating artists.
For those of us looking to see more of the outdoors while engaging in some healthy activity, the 20th annual Jeannette Genius McKean “Run for the Trees” will be held this Saturday. This unique 5k starts on Showalter Field and goes down to Genius Drive, which is only opened once a year for particular event. Money raised by the run goes directly to the Winter Park Tree Replacement Fund, and each participant receives a T-shirt and a sapling to plant at a place of their choosing. This is a great way to contribute to the continued beauty of Winter Park as well as participating in the spirit of Arbor Day.