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‘Moments and Memories’ Opens At East End Gallery

One of Dr. Seuss’ famous quotes is the inspiration for a local art gallery’s new exhibit designed to bring calm to the hectic holiday season — “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”  The collection of 65 new works from 24 local and regional artists reminds us to slow down and appreciate the simple gifts life brings us each day.  
East End Gallery is located next to Shades Bar & Grill on Co Hwy 30a in Inlet Beach and is open Monday- Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturdays by appointment.  This new exhibit will run through Jan. 19, with ArtWalks featuring extended hours and free refreshments each first Friday of the month beginning with Nov. 2.  All are welcome.
Artists showcased in this exhibit include Emmy Grier, Jacques Camp, Jaycee Oliver, Allison Rollins, Amee Calloway, Linda “Red” Harrison, Anne McLeod, Gina Hecht, Debi Perkins, Donnelle Clark, Krista Vind, Mary Redmann, Lorra Kurtz, Robin Wiesneth, Carol Ann Cain, Corinne Bizzle, Patti Overholt, Theresia McInnis, Helen Lary, Meghan Starling, Karen Foye Murray, Misty Kimbrough, Helga Latourneau and Lori Drew.
For more information, contact East End Gallery at 850-252-5150 or stop by 10952 E Co Hwy 30a, Suite B, Inlet Beach, FL. 32461 to enjoy a calming moment of remarkable art.  You can also view the collection at

Flutterby Arts Festival and Plein Air Workshops

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is calling all kids to flitter to Watersound Origins to celebrate 26 years of the Flutterby Arts Festival. This year’s event takes place Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, November 21, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on the green located directly behind Watersound Origins Café.
The festival will feature live entertainment for the entire family, including music, theatre, and dance. Art activities like the butterfly wing creation station, craft-making, plein-air painting, and face-painting will be available all weekend. Kids can also enjoy  the “Clay” butterfly learning center, carnival games, bounce houses, and hula hoop contests while adults can take a stroll through the Artist’s Market and pop-up Foster Gallery.
Back for a second year is a series of Plein Air (the act of painting outdoors) events beginning with a workshop scheduled for Tuesday, October 16 – Thursday, October 18 with Mary Garrish. In this three-day workshop, Mary will emphasize how to study and gain the most information from your time spent plein air painting.
Other Plein Air activities include an Introduction to Plein Air Workshop with local artist, Joan Vienot on Friday, October 19 from 9 AM – Noon, a Plein Air Quick Draw competition on Saturday, October 20 from Noon – 2 PM, Plein Air Paint-Out throughout the week, and a Plein Air Wet Room Special Exhibit.

Plein Air Workshop with Mary Garrish
October 16 – 18
8 AM – 2 PM, Daily
$450 registration 
Click HERE for description and registration.

Introduction to Plein Air Workshop with Joan Vienot
October 19
9 AM – Noon
$30 registration
Click HERE description and registration.


Flutterby Plein Air Quick Draw Competition
October 20
Noon – 2 PM
Awards Ceremony 3:30pm, Saturday, October 20 at the Flutterby Main Stage
$15 advance registration | $25 day of
Click HERE for registration.

Flutterby Plein Air Paint Out
Monday, October 15 – 3pm, Saturday, October 20
Awards Ceremony – 10:15am, Sunday, October 21 at the Flutterby Main Stage
$30 advance registration | $40 weekend of

Click HERE for registration.

Uncorked at East End Gallery

Rosemary Beach’s Uncorked wine festival is set for Saturday, the 13th, so start the weekend in style and join art fans at East End Gallery Friday, October 12, 4-7 pm. Enjoy powerfully creative art in a cozy setting while sipping wine and feasting on light bites. Several artists have discounted their works for this special event!

East End Gallery
10952 E Co Hwy 30a, Suite B
(behind Shades)
Inlet Beach

An Update from Artist Joan Vienot

Award-winning plein air painter Joan Vienot has returned from a month of plein air painting in Colorado and Georgia, at the juried Estes Valley Plein Air event in Estes Park, and at the open Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association (BRMAA) Paint-Out in Blue Ridge Georgia, where she was awarded third place for “Stanley Rapids”. Joan and Melody Bogle are volunteer advisors for the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County’s upcoming plein air event at the Flutterby Festival, October 15-21, 2018.

Stanley Rapids, 10×20 oils on canvas panel, painted en plein air

BEA YOU Artist Retreats


You will stay with Kay at her beach house in Florida and create art daily with experienced art instructor and artist Aaron Sutton. (BFA, Texas Tech University)

Wake daily to a delicious breakfast and then get ready for an interactive day of creating art like a rockstar with Aaron! (fast, energetic, fun method of painting)

Evenings and dinners will be on your own to explore the coastal towns along 30A.

Kay will prepare a “Farewell Dinner” on the final night of your trip to send you back home with all the art you’ve created during your stay!


  • Accommodations for 5 days and 4 nights
  • Daily Breakfast and Lunch
  • All Art Supplies and Canvases
  • Daily art instruction from 10am to 4 pm
  • Weather permitting:  Plein-Air sketching
  • Some of the most beautiful sunsets you’ll ever see!

Cost: $2,500.00 per person, (2 persons per room)
Transportation to and from the beach house not included (i.e. Airfare; Rental car).
2 persons to each room.


  • November 12-16, 2018
  • April 22-26, 2019
  • May 6-10, 2019
  • October 22-26, 2019

For more info click here


Groovy Grayton Cow Painting Class at CHROMA


DATE: October 18, 2018
TIME: 6:00 – 8:30pm
LOCATION: CHROMA/Kathleen Broaderick Studio & Gallery

You’ve always wanted a cow painting, right? Here she is! Isn’t she a beauty? Paint “Groovy Grayton Cow” with me. We will draw her together and paint each layer step by step. I supply everything you need: a 12” x 12” heavy duty, pre-wired, gallery wrapped canvas and professional GOLDEN acrylic paints all in the serene environment of my studio on 30a. No experience necessary.

To sign up click here

New Art Workshops!


*Watercolor with Carol Dickson on Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30PM
*Acrylic Mixed Media with Betty Pinkston on Thursdays, 12:30-3:30PM
*Pastel with Melody Bogle on Tuesdays beginning Sept. 25, 8:30-11:30 AM, and 11:45AM -2:45PM.

All of these classes are $30/members; $35/non-members. To register call the CAA office at 850.622.5970 or email Lee Greene at



Join artist Judy Dewar at the Bayou Arts Center on Saturday, September 22 from 1 – 4 PM for a beginner’s workshop introducing acrylic pour methods and complete three projects 

Cost is $40/CAA members; $45/nonmembers + $20 supply kit fee. Registration available online HERE or call 850.622.5970. 



Plein Air Workshop with Mary Garrish
October 16 – 18, 8 AM – 2 PM, Daily
$450 Registration
Click HERE for description and registration. 

Plein Air Workshop for beginners with Joan Vienot
October 19, 9 AM – Noon
$30 Registration
Click HERE for description and registration. 

Flutterby Plein Air Quick Draw
October 20, Noon – 2 PM
$15 advance registration | $25 day of
Click HERE for registration

Flutterby Plein Air Paint Out
Monday, October 15 – 3pm
$30 advance registration | $40 weekend of
Click HERE for registration. 


SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL (August 24, 2018) – Yesterday, TIME revealed its first annual list of the World’s Greatest Places, which highlights 100 destinations that are breaking new ground, leading industry trends and offering visitors an extraordinary experience.

The Underwater Museum of Art (UMA) was included in the list of World’s Greatest Places in the Visit category. The UMA is the first presentation of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County’s (CAA) Art In Public Spaces Program and was produced in collaboration with the South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) with a purpose to create art that becomes marine habitat, expanding fishery populations and providing enhanced creative, cultural, economic and educational opportunities for the benefit, education and enjoyment of residents, students and visitors in South Walton.

The UMA opened in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Grayton Beach State Park in South Walton, Fla. on June 25, 2018. Seven sculptures became part of the inaugural UMA installation: “Propeller in Motion” by Marek Anthony, “Self-Portrait” by Justin Gaffrey, “The Grayt Pineapple” by Rachel Herring, “JYC’s Dream” by Kevin Reilly, “SWARA Skull” by Vince Tatum, “Concrete Rope Reef Spheres” by Evelyn Tickle and “Anamorphous Octopus” by Allison Wickey. A one-acre permit patch of seabed off Grayton Beach State Park has been dedicated for the purpose of a permanent underwater sculpture exhibit. The UMA patch will continue to be filled with several sculptures annually. 

Admission to the UMA is free. No ticket or reservation is required. However, there is a fee to enter Grayton Beach State Park. The UMA is only accessible in person as a dive location. Divers who wish to visit the site can take a dive boat .7 miles off the coast of Grayton Beach State Park. The coordinates for the center sculpture (SWARA Skull) are Latitude N 30 18.754 Longitude W 86 09.522. Out of respect for the art, boaters are asked to find the center location and then move away from the park to anchor in order to avoid damage to the artwork. For non-divers, there are photos and videos of the sculptures online, which will be updated periodically to document the marine growth on each sculpture.

Artists interested in submitting artwork for consideration to the 2019 UMA installation can visit to complete a pre-application.

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