20th Annual Festival of the Arts, Oct. 24-25

While Destin is renowned for white sand beaches and great fishing, this coastal city is often overlooked as a destination for culture and art. Fortunately, Destin’s cultural organizations, including the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Emerald Coast Theatre Company, are creating culturally rich events that celebrate the arts year round.   Next up, the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation will host the 20th Annual Festival of the Arts, Oct. 24-25, at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin, FL   Continue reading

Published on Friday, October 9, 2015

Art Workshops in Grayton Beach

Next time you’re at the beach, consider unleashing your creativity. We did and we had a blast! The 2014 South Walton Artist of the Year, Mary Hong, recently opened the “Shard Shop.” Located next to the Mary Hong Studio Gallery in Grayton Beach, the new shop is specifically designed for art workshops. Mary has been a trailblazer in the art community for more than a decade and has found a way to share her love of art and glass with world. When describing her art, Mary says “think glass meets canvas. It’s fine art mosaics with a twist of the unexpected Continue reading

Published on Thursday, April 30, 2015

It's ArtsQuest Weekend in South Walton!

A day at the beach always makes us appreciate nature's masterpiece. This weekend, we're looking forward to enjoying art on the beach and off at the 25th Annual ArtsQuest Arts and Music Festival. Located in the heart of South Walton at WaterColor Inn & Resort, ArtsQuest will feature more than 130 exhibiting artists complemented by a weekend of art workshops, live demos, “ImagiNation - Where kids rule,” "Songs on the Lawn" evening concert (Sat. night), WineQuest and more. Hope you'll be in town Continue reading

Published on Friday, May 10, 2013

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