New Foster Gallery at The Market Shops Calls for CAA Artists

April 27, 2016 by SoWal Staff

CAA's first member artist co-op gallery to open May 23 in The Market Shops! The Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) of Walton County announces the opening of the Foster Gallery, a CAA member artist co-op gallery located in The Market Shops next to DIG Eatery and the new Ben & Jerry's. Twelve artists will be chosen to exhibit and work in the gallery during the Summer 2016 exhibit, May 23 - August 26.

A CAA member artist co-op art gallery is consistent with the CAA's goal to promote artistic excellence in the community and provides a venue through which our artist members can show and sell their art. Utilizing the CAA’s deep experience in managing and marketing many successful events and programs in the community, the gallery is expected to be a focal point for community gatherings. Hosting artist receptions and openings, the gallery should serve to enhance the Market Shops’ growing tenant mix, and provide economic benefit to both the participating artists and to support the CAA’s mission.

Named in honor of the late Susan Foster, co-founder of the Cultural Arts Alliance and one of our area's first professional artists, the Foster Gallery also symbolizes the support the CAA strives to give artists in our community, especially those that are members of the CAA. Twelve CAA member artists will be chosen to exhibit in the summer rotation, May 23 - August 26, 2016. Another round of artists will be chosen for the Fall Rotation.

The Foster Gallery will be open Monday – Friday, 12pm – 7pm (subject to change) in the Market Shops located at the entrance to Sandestin in Miramar Beach. 

The CAA is calling all artists who are current members of the Cultural Arts Alliance to submit an application to be considered for the Summer exhibit, May 23 – August 26, 2016. Apply online now!

Please visit to read the criteria and download the application. All applications submitted prior to 11pm on Saturday, May 7, 2016 will be considered. Call the CAA office at 850-622-5970 for membership status questions and to become a member or renew.

The Market Shops

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is a designated Local Arts Agency that supports the arts through leadership, advocacy, funding, programs and education. The vision of the CAA is to be the catalyst for Walton County’s growth as a destination for cultural and artistic excellence through which lives are enriched, economy is stimulated, and community is strengthened. The CAA’s work, through the generous support of our members and partners, provides for the funding of children’s art education, student scholarships and arts grants, and promotes cultural enrichment through our production and management of ongoing events and programs in the growing Walton County community. 

For more information, or to become a member or volunteer, please visit CAA onFacebook or at


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