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Mardi Gras Art After Hours

Mardi Gras Art After Hours Friday, 4-7 p.m.

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.

East End Gallery
10952 E Co Hwy 30A, Suite B, Inlet Beach
Next to Shades Bar & Grill
 
 

Library Artist of the Month Invites All to ‘Take A Walk In The Park’

Yosemite National Park

Mixed media artist Lori Drew invites you to take “A Walk In The Park” as her solo show opens at the Coastal Branch library Friday, March 1, featuring all new impressions of the natural beauty of our National Parks.

 
Drew, 2017 South Walton Mixed Media Artist of the Year, said she wanted a new challenge for this exhibit. “We’ve been hiking national parks each summer for 10 years, and I have beautiful photographs to use for inspiration. It felt like a good time to challenge myself with new palettes and a more diverse view of nature’s beauty,” she explained.
 
The oil and cold wax artist is known for her peaceful representations of the Emerald Coast and its shorebirds. She steps out into a whole new creative world with this new collection, never before exhibited. Viewers will enjoy her impressions of Yellowstone, The Grand Tetons, Acadia, the Rockies, Olympic, the Everglades and more. She promised to include several works from our local state parks.
 
Drew further explained, “Like my paintings of our amazing beaches and coastal dune lakes, these works are not representational, but rather my impressions of the landscapes — both up close and from a distance.” Mountains, waterfalls, wildlife, geothermal formations, swamps and rain forests, sand dunes and paths in the wilderness create a sense of peace for the artist, and her intent is to share that serenity with everyone.
 
More information about Lori Drew can be found on her website,www.loridrew.net. Her studio/gallery is located in Point Washington, and other works are available at East End Gallery in Inlet Beach and at The Front House Gallery at Emerald Coast Theatre Company.

Art After Hours at East End Gallery

This new art collection is so fresh and fun! Join us Friday, Feb. 1 from 4-7 for free refreshments and a mini pop-up of one-of-a-kind art and jewelry from featured artists. The Salty Sparrow will be on hand showcasing new jewelry just in time for Valentine’s Day. Pink is the color of the day! This is the first event for “Fresh Start” with over 50 works selected by three local interior designers, Carolyn Simmons, Julie Liebetreu and Melissa Denton. 850-252-5150

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.

Celebrate Summer at East End

Walk, bike or drive on over to East End Gallery this Friday, July 6, from 4-7 p.m. for ArtWalk.  We’ll be celebrating summer, surrounded by amazing art from 32 local and regional award-winning artists.  Guests will be treated to Watermelon Mojito freeze pops, BBQ and fixin’s while enjoying over 65 works of original art.  Share the news with all your art loving friends, and plan to celebrate with us.