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1. Thursday: Wet Paint Live

Magnificent Marco Island serves as the setting for this Thursday, Feb. 16, event with up to 20 local artists capturing the essence of our island community while painting from any of several picturesque islands or nearby locations. After completing their original paintings during the day, artists will bring their pieces to Rose History Auditorium at the Marco Island Historical Museum, for display beginning at 5:30 p.m., with the exciting live auction starting promptly at 7.

Wet Paint Live Event attendees will enjoy hors d'oeuvres while deciding which original paintings they will be bidding on during a live auction. Also, everyone will have an opportunity to join the silent auction activities of original artwork.

Information: marcoislandchamber.org.

2. Shrink Your Water Bill

The annual community presentation “Shrink Your Water Bill” sponsored by the City of Marco Island Beautification Advisory Committee will be 2 until 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the community room at the Police Department, 51 Bald Eagle Drive. It’s free and open to the public.

Information: Patty Mastronardi, 239-389-5035.

3. Wednesday: Jazz at the Center for the Arts

The Marco Island Center for the Arts will host String Theory on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Glenn Basham and Dan Heck are the core of String Theory, which offers their audience a different approach to jazz. Basham contributes violin and Heck guitar. Basham is well known concert master of the Naples Philharmonic displays both his talent as a musician and a love for jazz in this trio. Dan Heck is a professional jazz guitarist and bassist.

Tickets may be obtained by visiting the Marco Island Center for the Arts at 1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday or by calling the Center at 239-394-4221.

Information: marcoislandart.org.

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