When: Fri., Aug. 5, 5-8 p.m. 2016
Local Plein Air Artists Celebrate the Coast of Trinidad. What better way to celebrate the nine properties and eleven easements held by the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust than to hold an art exhibit of those views, painted by 16 of the county’s finest plein air artists? The show opens Friday night, Aug. 5 at the new Simmons Gallery of the Trust, from 5 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served, artists will be painting in the adjacent Saunders Park, and music by The Sand Fleas will add to the celebration. These fine artists are supporting the work of the Trust by donating their images for cards and prints. The original paintings will all be for sale at the gallery as well. The Trinidad Coastal Land Trust, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1978 to protect the beauty and character of the land from Little River to Big Lagoon. With its holdings comes the responsibility of steward ship: trail maintenance, restoration, outdoor education, and coastal cleanups with community volunteers. Artists showing in the invitational exhibit are Matt Beard, John Crater, Howdy Emerson, Beverly Harper, Bjorn Lundeen, Samuel Lundeen, Antoinette “Toni” Magyar, Susan Morton, Kathy O’Leary, Paul Rickard, Alan Sanborn, Stock Schlueter, Jeff Stanley, Dolores Terry, Rick Tolley, and Jim Welsh. The show runs until Oct. 8. The Trust is located at 380 Janis Court, behind the Trinidad Library. For more information, visit trinidadcoastallandtrust.org or call 677-2501.