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Gulf Place First Friday Art Walk - Special Kickoff!

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What: Gulf Place First Friday Art Walk - Special Kickoff!
When: Friday, May 6, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Gulf Place will host a special community event on Friday, May 6, 2016, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the completion of three sea turtle art projects in conjunction with the Gulf Place First Friday Art Walk and Casey Kearney CD Release Party.
At the end of last year, Gulf Place inherited three sea turtle statues from Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach, Florida. Ranging in size from three to six feet, the sea turtles have been painted by three local artists: Juan Francisco Adaro, Billie Gaffrey and David J. Hansel. The three sea turtles, spread throughout the colorful community, will serve as a figure of the community’s dedication to the local arts and commitment to the protection of the sea turtles that come to our beaches yearly to nest. 
Beginning May 6, 2016, through October 7, 2016, the Artists at Gulf Place and Gordie Hinds Gallery will host the Gulf Place First FridayArt Walk in conjunction with the Artists of 30A First Friday Art Walk. On the first Friday of every month, participating South Walton art galleries stay open late to display their art. This is the community’s opportunity to see new artwork, meet the artists, and enjoy both refreshments and live music. Gulf Place will be incorporating their Battle of the Brushes, where local artists paint in a competition, and the paintings are for sale at the end of the night. All area artists are encouraged to display their work and participate in the monthly art exhibition for a minimal fee.
In addition, local musician Casey Kearney will host the release party of her CD “Guns and Glitter” at The Artists at Gulf Place at the May 6 special Art Walk event. Casey has already seen local radio success with the albums title track “Guns and Glitter” being played regularly on Highway 98 Country.
These events are free and open to the public. If you’re a local artist or vendor interested in Gulf Place First Friday Art Walk please email Erin Chekaoui at

Turtle Statues
1.) “Manuelita” by Juan Francisco Adaro, located on the east end of Spires Lane
2.) "Miss Lucy" by Billie Gaffrey, located between La Playa and Sunrise Coffee Co.
3.) "Horace" by David J. Hansel, located on the west end of Spires Lane

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Join Gulf Place Merchants for the monthly Third Thursday Wine Walkabout from 5-7pm. Purchase your wrist band for $20.00 from the Artists at Gulf Place colony to receive your complimentary glass and let the walkabout begin! Upon checking in you will receive a map with participating merchants. It's a local South Walton tradition in this colorful beach town located on Scenic 30A across from the Gulf of Mexico.

Gulf Place is a vibrant neighborhood community nestled in South Walton County directly across from the Gulf of Mexico. Visitors and locals love exploring the town's inviting shops and excellent eateries. You'll find bikes, surfboards and kayaks. Unique shops for you and for your pets. And wonderful local art abound at the funky Artists Colony. Enjoy great food in several restaurants along with exciting night life filled with live music.

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