Join PAVA artists as they leave behind their studios and demonstrate their painting, drawing, and photography techniques in the beautiful outdoor landscape of Florida’s Botanical Gardens and Heritage Village on Wednesday, November 20th through Saturday, November 23rd, and then again on Wednesday, November 27th and Saturday, November 30th of the Thanksgiving weekend.  The artists will be scattered throughout both areas at various times between normal operating hours over these six days.  It is a great opportunity to see first-hand how the artists create their artwork, learn about their technique, and see what inspires them.  

The artwork created at this event will be for sale in a special gallery section of PAVA’s Annual Members’ Awards Exhibit held at the Creative Pinellas Pinewood Gallery this December 12/6 – 12/7, 12/12 - 12/23, and 12/26 - 12/28.  Each piece of artwork that is created at this event and sold during the exhibit will donate 25% of the sale to whichever location was its source of inspiration.   

Thanksgiving weekend, the second weekend of this event, will coincide with the Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation’s Annual “Holiday Lights in the Gardens” event which will open at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, November 30th.  Come out during the day to watch PAVA’s professional artists in action in both the Florida Botanical Gardens and Heritage Village, and then stay for the beautiful holiday light display at night.

The Florida Botanical Gardens and Heritage Village are part of Pinewood Cultural Park and both are accessible at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo.  Admission and parking are free.

PAVA, the Professional Association of Visual Artists, is a non-profit organization run by volunteer artists to serve local artisans and support the arts community in the Tampa Bay Area. It provides exhibition, education and grant opportunities for its members and supports local art centers through scholarships for art instruction.


  • Starting Wednesday, November 20th, 2019, repeated every day until Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Occurred Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Occurred Saturday, November 30th, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Florida Botanical Gardens

12520 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33774


Christina Paluszek-McClure