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 www.eastend30a.com
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.
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
-Dawn Chapman Whitty Photography
June 7th from 5pm – 9pm
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
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
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 umafl.org
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.
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
Santa Rosa Beach artist Joan Vienot has been awarded the prestigious honors of Ambassador and Artist-In-Residence for the Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, America’s Great Paint-Out in Apalachicola May 3-12, 2019. Plein air characterizes the activity of painting outdoors in open air, capturing scenes with natural lighting.
Artistic excellence and the production of investment quality art is the trademark of this 10-day festival with Vienot selected as one of the four Ambassador artists for this year. The event will focus on the natural environment as the area communities recover from the impact of Hurricane Michael.
“I am happy to have been selected a second time. I also served as an Ambassador in 2016, so I know it to be a big job, some of the hardest work but also some of the most rewarding work I have ever done. It involves mentoring artists new to plein air, one-to-one, in two hour sessions, 3 sessions a day with a different artist each session, working with 15 artists over 5 days,” said Vienot.
As part of the Artist-in-Residence program, Vienot is being housed in Cape San Blas for a week to observe, learn, and paint scenes relating to the event theme focusing on the natural environment as it recovers from the effects of the recent hurricane. Vienot also is looking at mitigation efforts including the installation of living shorelines, planting sea oats, and restoration of longleaf pine forests. She will be taking a walking tour of St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, and attending two workshops at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. She will give a presentation and exhibit her residency paintings at the Paint-Out in May.
In addition to the four ambassadors, the invitational features 20 internationally acclaimed artists, exhibits, a collectors’ forum, distinguished guest speakers, and more. To register for workshops or learn more about the festival go to: https://forgottencoastculturalcoalition.wildapricot.org/
An avid paddleboarder and nature photographer, artist Joan Vienot often returns to scenic areas, palette in hand, capturing a scene on canvas en plein air. Born and raised in Colorado, Joan received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado with majors in fine art and in health, physical education, and recreation. Vienot taught art and coached girls sports in the public high school in her hometown before moving to Seagrove Beach in Northwest Florida in 1980, where she developed and managed a pool service business for the next 35 years. Since selling her business, Vienot now is pursuing her art career fulltime. Her art can be seen by appointment at her studio in Point Washington in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Selected works are at Bohlert-Massey Interiors in Panama City Beach, and at East End Gallery in Inlet Beach. She blogs and posts her work online athttps://www.joanvienot.com and on Facebook at Joan Vienot Art and Instagram @JoanVienotArt.
Unmask your love of art, food and fun, and parade around the gallery as we celebrate Mardi Gras at East End Gallery this Friday for our monthly Art After Hours. Jambalaya, Cajun Corn and Kale Salad, and King Cake Cookies will surely delight. Collect some beads and be festive as we celebrate the Fresh Start collection of works by 24 regional and local artists, hand selected by interior designers Carolyn Simmons, Julie Liebetreu and Melissa Denton.