Sunset party at Coconut Coast Studios

An artful tradition at day's end

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Die hard sunset aficionados head to in St. John’s Frank Bay at sunset looking for a masterpiece of nature, hoping to see a golden orb descend at day’s end.

And on Wednesdays, from November to April, just before the sun sets, art lovers begin to converge for the weekly sunset party at Elaine Estern’s Coconut Coast Studios, across the street from the Frank Bay’s small stretch of sand.

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This end of the day ambiance is not lost on Estern, one of the islands iconic artists who makes nature larger than life with her bold, bright and whimsical watercolors.

Estern welcomes guests, treating them to celebratory sunset toast, cocktails and music, not to mention her original art, prints and related products, which include her annual St. John calendar.

Estern, the ever-gracious host might even introduce you to her two chocolate labs, Godiva and Truffles, who are always on their best behavior.

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