New Smyrna Beach, FL

An Art Affair

G&G curates a creative weekend on the coast


G&G returns to New Smyrna Beach, Florida, for the second annual Art Affair—an immersive weekend exploring the destination’s coastal and creative community. Join a G&G editor for unique culinary experiences and creative excursions during the city’s Plein Air Paint Out festival. In between events, attendees are invited to explore the expansive beach or stroll historic Canal Street.


WEEKEND ITINERARY

Welcome Cocktail Party
Friday, October 18 at 5:00PM

Upon arrival at New Smyrna Beach, join fellow guests for a cocktail party at the oldest home in the city—Victoria 1883—now an inn and speakeasy. Sip creative cocktails from Sugarworks Distillery, sample local oysters from Indian River Oyster Co, and peruse the site-specific work of Florida artists.

A Creative Conversation
Saturday, October 19 at 2:00PM

Following a self-guided exploratory morning at the Plein Air Paint Out, guests convene for refreshments and hors d’oeuvres at a downtown gallery as a G&G editor moderates a panel discussion with select Southern artists, highlighting how the region has influenced their styles, methodologies, and chosen media.

Plein Air Dinner
Saturday, October 19 at 6:00PM

Gather by the water at an exclusive private property for a multicourse meal prepared by a New Smyrna Beach chef. Vibrant tablescapes incorporating local artists’ works will serve as an inspiring backdrop for fresh catch, wine pairings, live music, and good company.