04-23-2012, 12:53 PM #1
24th Annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts & Music Festival - May 11-13, 2012Held every Mother’s Day weekend, ArtsQuest's main attraction is the juried fine arts show that features more than 130 participating artists exhibiting and selling their work throughout Central Square and the Seaside Lyceum. Art buyers can spend the weekend perusing booths that offer only the highest-quality work by artists who are competing for $10,000 in prizes including Best In Show and Best InSupport the CAA and become an ArtsQuest Flag Sponsor
The festival showcases forty of the CAA’s finest member artists in the Betty & Johnny Main Tent, hundreds of students’ work in the Walton County Student Exhibit and art demonstrations by local artists and groups like the Plein Air Painters. Attendees of all ages and skill-levels can get create their own masterpieces, either at KidZone or in one of our adult workshops, like basket weaving and watercolor. “A favorite aspect of ArtsQuest has become the workshops,” says Jennifer Steele, executive director of the CAA. “A piece of artwork created by you or your child is the best vacation keepsake I can imagine.”
For the music lover, ArtsQuest offers a diverse lineup of local and national acts in genres ranging from classical and jazz to bluegrass, pop and gypsy swing on two stages all weekend. Other live entertainment includes interactive storytelling by the Seaside Repertory Theatre and performances by 30A Dancewave.
Seaside’s existing galleries, shops, restaurants and beautiful accommodations are the perfect backdrop for South Walton’s signature arts event. ArtsQuest provides a special experience for every member of the family and continues to be an annual Mother’s Day tradition. To learn more about the Cultural Arts Alliance and ArtsQuest, visit CulturalArtsAlliance.com and ArtsQuestFlorida.com.
ArtsQuest Arts & Music Festival Schedule of Events
BACK TO GRAYTON BEACH – A REUNION EVENT
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Hibiscus’ Back Yard of Love, Grayton BeachFriends of the Cultural Arts Alliance, old and new, are invited to The Backyard of Love for food, drinks, bluegrass pickin' by The Steenos and good times in the neighborhood where ArtsQuest began back in 1989.
Food will be available for purchase and beer and wine available for a donation.
GRAYT COFFEE HOUSE STORIES & SHRIMP BOIL
Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for a new ArtsQuest event, Grayt Coffee House Stories & Shrimp Boil, with stories by Grayton Beach "natives," Malcolm Patterson and Nancy Veldman. Listen to their sweet stories of the early days of South Walton, Grayton Beach and the first years of ArtsQuest.
Low Country Boil and Grilled Andouille $10
Coffee and Tea available for purhase
Beer and wine for a donation
SONGS ON THE LAWN
FEATURING DAVID RYAN HARRIS AND MICHELLE MALONE
in the outdoor listening room of Ruskin Place Park in Seaside
Friday, May 11, 7:00pm – 10:00pm (doors open at 6:00)
$30 chair seating, general admission; $35 at the door
Reserved tables for six - $300*
Reserved tables for ten - $500* (first two rows)
Bring your table setting, picnic dinner and beverages.
Great Southern Cafe will provide food, beer and wine for purchase.
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE
*CAA members get 10% off purchase of a table. Call[COLOR=#49535A !important] 850-622-5970for member pricing.[/COLOR]
ARTSQUEST FINE ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday, May 11, 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday, May 12, 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, May 13, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Last edited by Teresa; 04-23-2012 at 01:02 PM.
04-23-2012, 03:19 PM #2
- Join Date
- Nov 2004
- SoWal, FL
Did you know that ARtsQuest began 24 years ago in Grayton Beach? It was known then as the Grayton Beach Fine Arts Festival, and it lived in Grayton Beach for seven years. On the 20th anniversary of ArtsQuest, the Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) decided to start a tradition of having a reunion event, bringing friends of the Festival, old and new, back to Grayton during ArtsQuest. This year, there are two opportunities to get together, reminisce, hear great music and storytelling, eat delicious food and just enjoy the laid-back, funky vibe of historic Grayton Beach.
On Wednesday, May 9th, there will be live music by local favorites, The Steenos, who will be picking their bluegrass tunes in the Back Yard of Love at Hibiscus. From 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Chef Colin Smith will have some of his creations available for purchase, and beer and wine will be available for donation.
On Thursday, May 10th, be enchanted as South Walton natives share their stories of days gone by during Grayt Coffee House's "Stories and Shrimp Boil." A low country boil will be available for $10 a plate, and beer and wine will be available for a donation.
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