Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community


201 Reid AvenuePO BOX 3Port St. Joe, FL 32456 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of the Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition (also referred to The Cultural Coalition) is to enhance the vitality of local communities along Florida’s Forgotten Coast from Mexico Beach to Alligator Point through cultural activities. Specifically, its objectives are: 1. Organize regional cultural events to benefit local communities. 2. Empower the local organizations to be participating partners. 3. Manage cultural event proceeds to benefit local non-profit organizations to ensure their health and vitality. 4. To reach out to a broad-based, multi-community, multi-generational audience.


The primary activity is organizing the annual America’s Great Paint-out, Forgotten Coast en Plein Air Invitational in March which provides local residents and visitors an opportunity to actively engage, as volunteers and as art lovers, with nationally known plein air artists. In turn, the artists donate a percentage of each sale to benefit arts programming and support the FCCC objectives in Gulf County, Franklin County, and Mexico Beach.

The Forgotten Coast en Plein Air Invitational, begun in 2006, provides an opportunity for artists to capture our rapidly disappearing natural beauty and way of life, for communities to work together in organizing this event, and for individuals to be able to own fine works of art.


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