Artists everywhere you look – Wednesday is Wet Paint Live on Marco Island

Jo-Ann Sanborn adds finishing touches to her painting, just outside her studio at the Esplanade. Wet Paint Live had artists painting all over Marco Island on Thursday, and art patrons bidding on the results in a charity auction. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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Jo-Ann Sanborn adds finishing touches to her painting, just outside her studio at the Esplanade. Wet Paint Live had artists painting all over Marco Island on Thursday, and art patrons bidding on the results in a charity auction. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

In this file photo from January 2010, artist J.J. Stinchcomb, one of the painters participating in the Wet Paint Live event held all over Marco Island, works from an unusual location on a small mangrove island about 200 yards southeast of the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge.

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In this file photo from January 2010, artist J.J. Stinchcomb, one of the painters participating in the Wet Paint Live event held all over Marco Island, works from an unusual location on a small mangrove island about 200 yards southeast of the Judge S.S. Jolley Bridge.

Jo-Ann Sanborn adds finishing touches to her painting, just outside her studio at the Esplanade. Wet Paint Live had artists painting all over Marco Island on Thursday, and art patrons bidding on the results in a charity auction. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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Jo-Ann Sanborn adds finishing touches to her painting, just outside her studio at the Esplanade. Wet Paint Live had artists painting all over Marco Island on Thursday, and art patrons bidding on the results in a charity auction. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

Atop the Jolley Bridge, Phyllis Pransky paints the skyline that inspired her to relocate to Marco. Wet Paint Live had artists painting all over Marco Island on Thursday, and art patrons bidding on the results in a charity auction. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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Atop the Jolley Bridge, Phyllis Pransky paints the skyline that inspired her to relocate to Marco. Wet Paint Live had artists painting all over Marco Island on Thursday, and art patrons bidding on the results in a charity auction. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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Impressionist or abstract? Betty Newman holds her just-finished canvas. Wet Paint Live had artists painting all over Marco Island on Thursday, and art patrons bidding on the results in a charity auction. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

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Impressionist or abstract? Betty Newman holds her just-finished canvas. Wet Paint Live had artists painting all over Marco Island on Thursday, and art patrons bidding on the results in a charity auction. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent

Leadership Marco and the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce present the 6th Annual Marco Island Wet Paint Live event, an en plein-air and auction to benefit the Leadership Marco Scholarship Fund.

This Wednesday, Feb. 6, event features 20 local artists capturing the essence of our island community while painting from any of several picturesque island (or nearby) locations from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. See accompying map to find out the location of your favorite artist.

After completing their original paintings during the day, artists will bring their pieces to the Marco Island Historical Museum, Rose History Auditorium, 180 South Heathwood Drive, Marco Island, for display from 5:30 p.m. until 6:45 p.m., with a live auction starting promptly at 7 and hosted by Chris Lombardo.

The event is presented by the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Marco, the Marco Island Center for the Arts and Marco Island Foundation for the Arts.

Tickets are $35 per person and includes a buffet catered by Kretch's. There will be a cash bar with beer, wine and soda.

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