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.
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.