Sanibel Art League members at the Sanibel Historical Village
Sanibel Art League members at the Sanibel Historical Village
Plein-air artists from the Sanibel Captiva Art League set up their easels at the Sanibel Historical Village last week hoping to capture its architecture and charm on canvas.

The village’s history attracts the artists, who hold a “paint out” every Thursday at different locations on Sanibel and Captiva. It’s a challenge to paint outdoors, and everyone is painting something different. Some might paint just a tiny part of a building while others may paint the landscape.

The Sanibel Captiva Art League has been in operation for more than 50 years. Some members are permanent residents, and some are snowbirds; the group even includes visitors from other places. The purpose of the art league is to grow its members’ crafts and skills. It is a 501(c)3 that is interested in taking part in community activities in the way of education.

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The Sanibel Historical Village is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Full guided tours take place at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at no additional charge, depending on docent availability. The Sanibel Historical Village is located at 950 Dunlop Road (next to BIG ARTS) and there is handicap access to all buildings. Admission is $10 for adults (18 and over). Members and children are free. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.sanibelmuseum.org or call (239) 472-4648.