La Vie Est Belle open for First Friday ArtWalk

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

Aug 2nd 5-9pm

Storyteller Series at East End Gallery

East End Gallery invites all art enthusiasts to experience its new collection of original works from local and regional award winning artists. The Storyteller Series includes personal notes from each artist revealing a look inside the process and inspiration behind the creations and is open Monday through Friday 10 am – 4 pm at the boutique gallery next to Shades Bar & Grill in Inlet Beach. 

Painting with Polli

Painting with Polli

Thursdays 11am-1pm or evening classes available by appointment.

$125 includes instruction and supplies to complete 3 paintings. Geared for ages 16+, class teaches palette technique with acrylic paints on canvas, and beginners are welcome!Prepayment required, call 850-231-5112 to register.

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.