Author Archive | Katarina Rinehart

An Update from Susan Lucas

Susan Lucas was selected to appear in AcrylicWorks 6- Creative Energy: the Best of Acrylic Painting, published by North Light Books. Available in bookstores and online, this is the sixth competition book in the Best of Acrylics series. a recognized competition showcase for acrylic artists. The theme of this year’s book is creative energy, with each selected artist asked to write about this for the book.  The publishers say  “it delivers another bold and breathtaking show of the best in contemporary acrylic painting, selected from an international call for entries. It provides a rousing blend of instruction and inspiration.”

East End Gallery open for First Friday ArtWalk

Put on your favorite shoes and hit the streets this Friday. Join East End Gallery for street tacos and Art After Hours June 7 from 4-7 p.m. It’ll be a guaranteed good time, and you will be amazed at the “Whisper” collection currently on the walls of this unique boutique gallery next to Shades Bar & Grill in Inlet Beach. Need more info? 850-252-5150 or check us out at

New Works by Lori Drew Enhance New Restaurant in Town

Looking for a new dining experience on the east side of town? Steve Carpenter recently opened Phat Crab in Carillon Beach town center and requested the oil and cold wax art of Lori Drew to complete the laid-back atmosphere of his newest restaurant. “What better way to offer a special treat to the community than to mix local art and fine dining,” said Drew. Twenty-three new works adorn the walls and all are for sale. “I am honored to be a part of this new venture, adding a delightful spark of enthusiasm to a great little town center.”Phat Crab is open from 5-10 p.m. every day except Wednesdays.

June 2019 Art Classes at The Blue Giraffe

Thursdays 10am-5pm, drop by anytime rain or shine

All ages welcome
$25 per art piece

Thursdays noon-4pm, drop by anytime rain or shine

$20-$40, price varies by size

Thursdays 4:30-6:30PM

Ages 13+
$95 per person

Fridays 10am-4pm, drop by anytime rain or shine

All ages welcome
$20 or 2 for $35

Fridays 10:30am, noon, 1:30pm

No age limit but kids under 12 must have adult on site.
$110 per art piece

CALL 850-231-5112 TO REGISTER

The Cultural Arts Alliance is calling all artists

The Cultural Arts Alliance is calling all CAA member artists interested in submitting work for consideration in the 2019 Foster Gallery Fall Rotation. The Grand Boulevard location rotation is scheduled for July 16 – Sept. 30, 2019. The Ruskin Place Artist Colony location rotation is slated for July 30 – Oct. 27, 2019. Artists with an interest is both locations can indicate such on the application and need only complete one.Submission deadline is Friday, June 24 at 11PM CST.

The Cultural Arts Alliance is calling all artists and vendors interested in submitting for consideration in the 2019 Flutterby Arts Festival scheduled for October 19 – 20 in the beautiful Watersound Origins community. All submissions will be juried and invitations to participate will be sent out Wednesday, September 18. You will have until Friday, September 27 to accept the invitation to exhibit and pay your booth fee. Those invited artists who apply by July 4 will pay a discounted early-bird booth fee of $125. Those invited artists applying after July 4 will pay a booth fee of $150
Submission deadline is Monday, Sept. 16 at 11PM CST.

The CAA is calling all artists interested in submitting work for consideration in the 32nd Annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival scheduled for May 9-10, 2020 in Grand Boulevard Town Center. Artists are invited to apply in the categories of Mixed Media, Ceramics, Works on Paper, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Oils & Acrylics, Photography, Digital Art, Sculpture, and Wood (including furniture). Apply before September 10, 2019 and receive an early bird jury fee.
Submission deadline is Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11PM CST.

First Friday ArtWalk at La Vie Est Belle

Monthly First Friday Art Walk featuring celebrated designer, Wendy Mignot, along with specialty brands available ONLY at La Vie Est Belle.
-Lost Galleon authentic antique and shipwreck coins.
-Jimmi Wz handcrafted handbags,
-Merry Beth Myrick Pearl and Metal Bangles,
-Mignot Tribe pearl and leather jewelry from Mexico,
-One Eye Love Collection by Wendy Mignot and Laura Bailey
-VIZA Collection by Violeta and Zak Mignot
-Haute Hats
-Dawn Chapman Whitty Photography

June 7th from 5pm – 9pm

May 11 & 12: ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival

ArtsQuest Fine Arts & Music Festival takes place in the Town Center of Grand Boulevard at Sandestin each Mother’s Day weekend. Produced by the CAA, ArtsQuest provides an opportunity to view and purchase original art from over 160 artists from around the country while also experiencing live musical entertainment, ImagiNation (where kids rule), student exhibits and great food & beverage options. 

ArtsQuest is a juried show that includes artists in the categories of Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Oils & Acrylics, Original Digital Art, Photography, Sculpture, Wood and Works on Paper (Watercolor, Printmaking, Pastels, Pencils, Ink). ArtsQuest awards $10,000 in cash prizes and is a rain or shine event. 

Event hours are Saturday, May 11 | 10 AM – 7 PM and Sunday, May 12 | 10 AM – 5 PM.  $5 admission donation 

Thursday, May 9: “Under the Sea” UMA Fundraiser and Official Art Month Kick-Off Party

Grand Park, 600 Grand Boulevard; Miramar Beach

Dust off your dancing shoes THIS Thursday from 6 – 10 PM in Grand Park at Grand Boulevard Town Center for a night of music, food, spirits, dancing and fun with Yacht Rock Schooner to benefit the Underwater Museum of Art (UMA). Get an exclusive opportunity to meet the 2019 UMA artists and see their sculptures before they are permanently installed into the UMA in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Yacht Rock Schooner throws the smoothest dance party on the high seas, taking guests on a journey to a time when good-times music had heart and musical integrity. The 8-man Schooner specializes in the smooth sounds of the late ’70s and early ’80s. It’s a party that spans generations, and the band is comprised of some of Atlanta’s top players with a dual keyboard setup, multiple ace vocalists and (of course) a sax man. 

Door open at 6PM for guests to enjoy complimentary light bites and a cash bar. 

Light Bite Stations Include Tasty Treats From Local Favorites:
45 Central Wine & Sushi Bar | Great Southern Cafe
Grayton Beach Catering
Grayton Corner Cafe & Wine Shop
Redfish Taco | Stinky’s Fish Camp
Roux 30A
Shunk Gulley

Many of the 12 sculpture designs selected by jury for permanent exhibition in the second installation of the UMA will be on display at the fundraiser and throughout the weekend during the ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival before they are transferred to Orange Beach, AL to prepare for their deployment into the Gulf in a one-acre permit patch of seabed off Grayton Beach State Park.

In addition to the art, music, food, and fun…we will host a silent auction including bid lots for seats aboard a luxury Galati Yacht to witness the summer 2019 deployment, original art work from Justin Gaffrey, an excursion with 30A Snorkel, hand-crafted jewelry from The Salty Sparrow, and more! Can’t attend and still want to bid? Or want to get registered early? No problem! Text “underthesea” to 243725 to receive your registration link to create your account so you can begin viewing and bidding on items. 

Event tickets: $65 at

The UMA is a presentation of the Cultural Arts Alliance’s ‘Art in Public Spaces’ program and augments South Walton Artificial Reef Association’s mission of creating marine habitat and expanding fishery populations while providing enhanced creative, cultural, economic and educational opportunities for the benefit, education and enjoyment of residents, students and visitors in South Walton.

Flash Sale at A. Wickey Gallery!

In order to make room for our new summer artist in residence, we are having a flash sale! 
HALF OFF “A LA MODE” 48×72″Originally $6000, now $3000 through the week!
Stop by the gallery or call 850.502.5251 to purchase! We can deliver if you’re local, or get it shipped to you within a couple of days if you aren’t.

New Arrivals


Gift Cards Available!

Gift cards are perfect for Mother’s Day! Give the gift of shopping local! All the art work, clothes, jewelry, and accessories in the gallery are created or curated by local artists and designers.

Art After Hours @ East End Gallery

East End Gallery kicks off Art Month with a new exhibit of original works from 27 local and regional artists that will have you shouting out loud. It is called “Whisper” and includes new watercolors by Lacey Russell, along with oils, mixed media, acrylics, pigmented resin and sculpture. Art After Hours will be held from 4-7, Friday, May 3 and every first Friday of the month. Regular gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 10-4. 850-252-515010952 E Co Hwy 30a, Suite B, Inlet Beach