Windy weather was no deterrent to art on Tuesday, May 7. Plein Air Artists James Hempel, Shelby Keefe, and Hodges Soileau were special guests at a soiree honoring the group of 30 Plein air artists working along the panhandle during the 2013 Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational.

Over a dozen of the visitors munched and mingled with island residents at Lighthouse Park. Paintings completed during afternoon demonstrations were displayed on the upper level of the Lighthouse Museum and Gift Shop. The meet and greet was hosted by the St. George Island Lighthouse Association.