Arts

Justin Gaffrey Gallery LIFE STILL Opening May 22 - SoWal Art Month

On Wednesday, May 22, the Justin Gaffrey Gallery invites the community to an opening reception for Gaffrey’s latest collection of paintings titled “LIFE STILL”.

This exhibition began as a study of traditional still life paintings, inspired by artists like Henri Matisse and Leonardo da Vinci. Gaffrey researched and studied various works in order to better understand the true meaning of still life and the thought process these great artists went through in order to produce such great works.

ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival Headlines Art Month During May

The 31st annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival, a Mother’s Day weekend tradition, takes place May 11-12 at Grand Boulevard in South Walton, Florida. Produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, ArtsQuest provides an opportunity to view and purchase original art from over 200 artists from around the country while also experiencing live musical entertainment, ImagiNation (where kids rule), student exhibits and great food & beverage options in the Town Center of Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. 

Walton Artist Joan Vienot Awarded Artist in Residency for Forgotten Coast en Plein Air

Santa Rosa Beach artist Joan Vienot has been awarded the prestigious honors of Ambassador and Artist-In-Residence for the Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, America’s Great Paint-Out in Apalachicola May 3-12, 2019. 

Plein air characterizes the activity of painting outdoors in open air, capturing scenes with natural lighting.

SoWal People: Jennifer Steele Art Scene Star

Jennifer Steele is a busy woman. Her role as the Executive Director of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County keeps her busy enough. On top of that, she’s a mother, a partner, and the lead in the upcoming one-woman play “Bad Dates” presented by the Emerald Coast Theatre Company.

After a ten-year hiatus from the stage she’s back. Granted she has been doing other things, like producing the massively successful 30A Songwriter’s Festival and deploying the nation’s first Underwater Museum of Art.

OceanFilm Tour at WaterSound Origins Apr 5 & 6

Adventure. Action. Ocean Life. The International Ocean Film Tour kicks off its American tour in the Watersound Origins community. Similar to MountainFilm on Tour at WaterColor Inn & Resort, the event will feature films with inspiring protagonists, powerful stories, and stunning visuals all into one film program. Due to demand, the event will take place over 2 nights – the same films will be shown each night, allowing twice as many people to enjoy the event!

Sinfonia Gulf Coast’s Annual Fundraiser Crescendo! Feb 15 - 17

Sinfonia Gulf Coast, our region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra, is pleased to announce the full line up for its annual fundraiser Crescendo! A cultural and culinary extravaganza, slated for February 15-17, 2019.

On Friday, Feb. 15 at 6:00 p.m. Crescendo! will begin with a series of carefully curated vintner dinners hosted in elegant homes and venues throughout the Emerald Coast, which pair the talents of local and regional celebrity chefs with some of the country’s most acclaimed vineyards for a delicious evening of food and wine.

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