Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 1445 Millcoe Road, Jacksonville, FL 32225  

Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events – Brush with Nature

All activities during the three-day event are free and open to the public. Art created during the event will be for sale at the event and at the ticketed Artists’ Reception and Show on Saturday evening.

At the Arboretum

Thursday, April 16, 2015
9 AM – 5 PM – Artists painting throughout the Arboretum

Friday, April 17, 2015
9 AM – 5 PM – Artists painting throughout the Arboretum
10 AM – 2 PM. – Artists Demonstrations & Mini-lectures – See demos and lecture schedule

Saturday, April 18, 2015
9 AM – 3 PM
– Artists painting throughout the Arboretum
– Children’s Art Activities
– Live Music – See list of Musicians
– Food Vendors – Tasty Dog, Monroe’s to Go
– Guanabana Ice Pops
10 AM, noon, 2 PM – Guided Nature Tours
2 PM – Photo Hike

Temporary Event Rules April 16-18, 2015

Please note that dogs will NOT be allowed in the Arboretum during the event.

Only artists juried into the event may paint on-site during the event

Personal & professional photos of event activities only; no private photo sessions during the event


Friday, April 17, 2015
10 – 10:30 AM Cathy Berse “What is Plein Air?”
11 – 11:30 AM Trish Vevera “Color is Where You Find It”
1 – 1:30 PM Allison Watson “How to Start a Painting”
2 -3 PM Teri Tompkins “Plein Air Portrait: A Demonstration”


Saturday, April 18, 2015 (in order of appearance)
Art Winkler
The New Moon Ramblers
Just George and Friends
Mike Burns and the Board Brothers
Jeff Parker
Old Dawgs New Trix
Dixie Rodeo


Saturday, April 18, 2015
7 – 9 PM
bestbet Jacksonville
201 Monument Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32225
6:30 p.m. entry for Patrons

Join us for a festive conclusion to our event at bestbet Jacksonville. Meet the artists and view an exhibit of the art created during the event. Enjoy small bites and beverages and live music by Joe Williams. Purchase a painting and take home a lasting memory of the Arboretum. A portion of art sales proceeds will benefit the Arboretum.

Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens