The fourth annual event was held on July 20 at the Flagler Beach Municipal Pier.
Seventeen local businesses – some old, some new – were on display at the fourth annual Peers at the Pier event, which was presented by Florida Hospital Care Advantage and the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce, on July 20.
"It's a way to create exposure for our businesses that are members of the chamber," Heather Edwards, interim president of the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce, said. "It's just a nice way to get people onto the pier to enjoy this beautiful community that we live in."
Among the newer featured businesses was DGreene Art Studio and Gallery. Certified art instructor Don Greene, who teaches Bob Ross-style oil painting classes, encouraged guests to contribute to a communal beach painting. He showed each passerby a small task to do on the canvas then handed over the brush for them to be the artists. Each contributor then signed their initials at the bottom. By the end of the event, the ocean painting was finished and included dozens of initials.
Greene said he was excited to be apart of this event for the first time.
For more information on local businesses, visit business.flaglerchamber.org.