Weekend of Art at the Plantation

The museum has been buzzing with various artists - both amateurs and professionals - this weekend.

We held our first-ever Painting at the Plantation Thursday, July 7th. One of our long-time Southdown Marketplace vendors and private art instructor Donna Graham offered to teach a 3-hour class on painting the front of Southdown Plantation. We had 12 people (both kids & kids at heart) sign up for the class. It was a great success! I'll let their artwork speak for itself:

The great thing about art is that even though everyone was painting the same image, each painting is unique and different. Great job, painters!

We are looking forward to doing this event again!


On Sunday, July 10th, Darlene Eschete debuted her art exhibit called "A Song of Silence," which reflects on her time spent as a volunteer in the aftermath of the oil disaster of 2010. The exhibit features photography, paintings, and sculptures. This exhibit is extremely interesting and tells a story of tragedy, anger, resilience and hope.

The exhibit is on display until September 23rd. It can be viewed Tuesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission to view the art exhibit only is $2. To take a tour of the museum, which includes the art exhibit, is only $6.