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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

Pop-Up Gallery Opens at ECTC

Lowkylzart is proud to announce “Follow Your Dreams,” the first pop-up gallery of Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s sixth season.  Coinciding with “The Spitfire Grill” and Hannah’s attempts at following her own dreams, this collection of carefully curated local art will be available exclusively during the theatre company’s events now through Oct. 7.

More than 70 works of original art from 19 award-winning and emerging artists can be purchased with 20% benefiting ECTC.  Lowkylzart has been an integral part of enhancing the theatre experience from the first professional performance six years ago and is exceptionally excited about this season’s three scheduled pop-ups.
Artists selected for the first show are: 
Shelley Blackmarr
Renee Broxson
Chuck Clisso
Kel Coleman
Carol Dickson
Lori Drew
Russell Ferris
Debra Finlayson
Cheryl Gray
Suzanne LeLoup-West
Helga Letourneau
Brady Mandigo
Theresia McInnis
Cindi Newhouse
Marian Pacsuta
Debi Perkins
Nanette Ream
Patti Schlotterlein
Mara Viksnins
For more information, email  Emerald Coast Theatre Company is located at 560 Grand Boulevard Upstairs, Suite 200, Miramar Beach, FL.  Tickets to The Spitfire Grill are available through their website,

Foster Gallery Relocation Celebration Thursday, Aug. 23!

You may have heard by now that we shared some GOOD news and some SAD news about The Foster Gallery.

The sad news is the Gallery will be temporarily closed in its current location. Our last day is this Sunday, August 26. 

The GOOD NEWS is we are hosting a Relocation Celebration TOMORROW night from 5 – 8PM to honor the time we’ve had in our space, the artists who have contributed, and their beautiful, original work that is for sale! Please join us at The Foster Gallery for wine, beer, light bites, and special incentives from the participating artists.

The even BETTER news is that we’re in the process of securing a long-term space and will keep you all updated as we progress. 

Many artists are offering up to 20% off their work! So this is a perfect opportunity to finally get that piece you’ve been eyeing or get a head-start on holiday shopping! Please join us and support the CAA and the talented artists of the Foster Gallery.
The Foster Gallery
560 Grand Boulevard
Ste., L101
Miramar Beach, FL 32550

“Uncorked” at East End Gallery

East End Gallery is proud to unveil its latest exhibition entitled “Uncorked”.  
Uncorked is a powerful collaboration showcasing 74 new works by 30 local and regional artists.  Pieces were primarily selected for their success in capturing a spirit of openness. Local artists are showcased alongside other award-winning talent from Atlanta, Birmingham, Dallas and beyond.  The exhibition opened July 30th and the gallery is hosting two special events designed for the entire family this Friday, August 3rd.
First, during the SoWal Craft Beer and Spirits Festival at Shades Bar & Grill, a unique craft opportunity for kids will be hosted from 12pm-4pm.  Young artists will be able to create bottle cap garland with their names to hang over their own original art at home. All ages are welcome.
Following the festival and kids’ craft, First Friday ArtWalk will keep the celebration going.  ArtWalk provides the perfect opportunity to experience the “Uncorked” exhibition while also uncorking a few bottles of wine.
Whether you can attend Friday’s festivities or not, East End Gallery is certainly worth a visit.  The gallery is open Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm and Saturdays by appointment. It’s located at the east intersection of Highways 30A and 98, right behind Shades Bar & Grill.  

For more information, call or text 850-252-5150.  See all the latest events and updates related to the gallery by following them on Instagram and liking them on Facebook at @eastend30a.
East End Gallery
10952 East County Hwy 30A, Ste B
Inlet Beach, Florida 32461

First Friday ArtWalk featuring Dawn Chapman Whitty!

August 3rd 4-9pm at La Vie Est Belle
“Heart & Soul” featuring Photographer, Dawn Chapman Whitty
Dawn Chapman Whitty is a sought after local photographer with a style all her own. Her photographic style exemplifies the free spirited philosophy of going with the flow. As photographer and close family friend of Wendy Mignot, she has created a beautiful collectors style book for her, affectionally named “Heart and Soul” showcasing Wendy’s life of family, friends and jewelry throughout the years. It will be on display at La Vie Est Belle alongside of the many photos in Dawn’s collection, a live photo session, complimentary 8×10’s and a raffle!