Attention Artists! CAA Accepting Applications for Top of the Class Juried Art Show

Start making art now! Entries for the Cultural Arts Alliance A+ Art Committee’s annual juried show, “Top of the Class” must be submitted by February 5, 2013. The show, presented by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, awards monetary prizes for the winning pieces of art. Artists may submit up to two entries of original art.

Girls Getaway Weekend at Rosemary Beach Loaded with Talent

Rosemary Beach Foundation has put together a great lineup for the 8th Annual Girls Getaway Weekend in Rosemary Beach Jan. 31-Feb. 3, including musical performances by professional singer/songwriters, chefs' cooking demonstrations, brunches, workshops and soirees. Between planned events, women can cruise around town on beach bikes, hit the local shops and restaurants or even enjoy a bonfire on the beach.

Food for Thought Focused on Feeding Families


Tiffanie Shelton's journey of faith brought her to a point in life where she had to act. She knew there were families who needed help in our community and her faith fueled her desire to take action.

One day as she sat down with her pastor a thought occurred to her, “what if we just helped a couple of families as a church?” She thought she could do it out of her house, store food and maybe help five or six kids.

Escape to Create Celebrates 21st Season

Seaside’s popular Escape To Create artist residency launches its 21st season with the arrival of five artists selected from an international pool of applicants for the renowned creative retreat.

The only artist residency of its kind in the Florida Gulf Region, "E2C" and the community of Seaside have welcomed artists to Scenic 30A since 1993. Drawing audiences from as far as Tallahassee and Pensacola, a variety of cultural programs showcasing the multi-disciplinary artists are offered throughout January and February.

Cultural Arts Alliance Artist Snapshot - Margaret Biggs

The seas as well as the many gifts that come from the ocean world inspire Margaret’s paintings. Her work is both modern and realistic. It is imbued with her imagination, pushing the viewer to more closely observe the fascinating play of design that can be found in nature.

Margaret studied art at the University of Illinois at Chicago as well as The Evanston Art Center. Her full time practice of art was delayed however, by a long and exciting career in the fashion industry.

Escape to Create/Seaside REP Present Special Performance by Acclaimed Guitarist Alan Goldspiel

Escape2Create and The Seaside Repertory Theatre present classicial artists Alan Godlspiel and Lori Ardovino for a captivating performance on January 12, 2013 in Seaside.

Acclaimed guitarist and international performer Alan Goldspiel performs a kaleidoscopic program of Latin classics, traditional Klezmer and original jazz-influenced compositions. Also featuring guest artist and 2012 Escape to Create Fellow Lori Ardovino (clarinet/saxophone) in a performance of contemporary chamber music.

Sinfonia Gulf Coast and Destin Jewelers Announce New Partnership

For more than 25 years, Destin Jewelers has showcased their exquisite selection of jewelry lines, accessories and custom craftsmanship. Storeowner Lisa Peters believes in giving back to the community and is thrilled to partner with Sinfonia for the upcoming Wine Women and Shoes event February 8-10, 2013, with proceeds benefiting Sinfonia and its educational outreach initiatives.

Epic Journey on Florida's Waterways Will Cover 2,000 Miles in One Year

It's called Expedition Florida 500 and Justin Riney and his crew launch from Pensacola on New Year's Day 2013 for 365 straight days spent on the water covering the whole of Florida.

They will paddle a majority of Florida's interior and coastal waterways - from the Gulf Coast south to Key West, visiting the Dry Tortugas (by powerboat), and then paddling north up the Atlantic coast to arrive in Jacksonville by July fourth. The remainder of the year will be spent exploring the state's major springs, lakes and rivers.

Volunteer at Alaqua Animal Refuge – They’re Counting on Us!

Looking for a great volunteer opportunity that will help a most worthy organization and warm your heart at the same time? Alaqua Animal Refuge needs the support of our community, and you can help. As an independent, non-profit organization that advocates the general welfare and humane treatment of animals in need, the refuge provides shelter, a full service adoption center, educational outreach, and community programs.


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