The calendar is FULL of Art Month activities!
Here’s what’s happening through May 9…
MAY 3-9: BROWSE & BID
We are excited to debut our Art + More Auction TODAY featuring original artwork by some of your favorite artists, food and beverage experiences, overnight stays, spa packages, and more. The online silent auction will run through May 9th and proceeds support the CAA and local artists.
Click here to register and bid >> 2021ArtMonth.givesmart.com
FOSTER GALLERY ANNIVERSARY SALE
May marks the 5th anniversary of the opening of The Foster Gallery and we’re celebrating with a present for you, our supporters! During the month of May enjoy 10% off of all art works! Mark your calendar to join us for a special birthday party on May 26 from 5-7 pm.
Gallery hours are Noon – 7 pm daily.
MAY 4: ECTC JR. COMPANY & THESPIAN SHOWCASE
560 Grand Boulevard (upstairs); Miramar Beach
An exciting showcase featuring group and solo works by our talented teens. This evening will include classic and contemporary musical theatre pieces, improv, and comedic and dramatic selections. Don’t miss this one night only event that will be fun for the whole family.
MAY 6: THE ART OF DIGITAL GRAFFITI
Join us THIS Thursday, May 6th at Noon for “The Art of Digital Graffiti.” This virtual event is part of Art on Demand, a creative connection series brought to you by the CAA in partnership with Alys Beach, 30A.com and Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.
Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is a one-of-a-kind projection art festival where artists from across the globe use the latest digital technologies to project their original works onto the iconic white walls of Alys Beach. In 2021, the festival celebrates it’s 14th year.
In this episode, we go behind the scenes to learn more about the origins of this highly anticipated event and what it takes to create this unique experience through a discussion with Alys Beach Event Director Alexis Miller, founder of 30A.com and creator of Digital Graffiti Mike Ragsdale, Brett Phares Digital Graffiti Curator and local artist 2021 Digital Graffiti finalist Jonah Allen.
Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach, which is a part of Art Month South Walton, is a festival geared towards bringing these artists together in one place to celebrate and showcase their unique talents. Each year, the festival attracts digital artists, filmmakers, musicians, interactive designers, photographers, VJs, producers, celebrities, agency executives and fans of art, technology and architecture.
This year’s event is a reimagined Digital Graffiti 2021, which will be an immersive, drive-thru experience as event producers continue to follow the CDC’s social safety guidelines. To secure tickets, visit DigitalGraffiti.com.
Each ticket will be issued with a designated time slot. Time slots will start at 8PM, will be limited to 20 cars per time slot, and will be blocked in 20-minute intervals. Tickets must be pre-purchased and will not be sold onsite. Ticket time slots and limited availability will be enforced in order to safely control the flow of traffic. Vehicles must not exceed a height of 9-feet. For optimal viewing, vehicles without dark window tinting and with windows that can be opened are recommended. In the interest of safety, pedestrians, golf carts and other modes of open-air and/or non-vehicular traffic will not be permitted.
*The public festival dates are May 12-15, 2021, with the May 15 event reserved for Alys Beach homeowners and our Digital Graffiti sponsors.
This Art on Demand episode will be viewable on 30A.com’s Facebook page as well as on the CAA website and YouTube channel following the broadcast. To learn more about the CAA events and programming, visit CulturalArtsAlliance.com.
MAY 7-9: STREET ART FESTIVAL
Grand Boulevard Town Center;
The new Street Art Festival kicks off THIS WEEKEND: Friday, May 7th from 3:00 – 8:00 pm; Saturday, May 8th, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, and Sunday, May 9th 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Artists, families, friends and school groups will be creating works of art using only chalk and their imaginations. Awards will be announced Sunday at 5:00 pm. Continuous live music and family lawn games will be featured in Grand Park, and a full cash bar will be available so guests can enjoy refreshments as they stroll the streets of Grand Boulevard to watch the progress of each mural from beginning to end.
Want to join in on the fun? We need smiling faces 😊
Volunteer slots are STILL available!
Sign up here >>
MAY 7: SIP N’ STROLL AT J. LEON GALLERY & STUDIO
Enjoy an evening of art at J.Leon Gallery and Studio with wine, champagne, and light snacks. Get the chance to meet local artists and view work from artists both regionally and from the Okaloosa/Walton area- including painters, mixed media artists, ceramics artists, and illustrators. Join us from 5 -7 pm to tour the gallery and fully functioning ceramics studio and delight in a night of creativity.
MAY 7: MUSIC ON MAIN
Main Street DeFuniak Springs, in partnership with The Florida Chautauqua Theatre, is pleased to present its “Music on Main” concert series. Taking place every Friday in May from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., guests are invited to enjoy a listening room experience in the historic theatre located at 840 Baldwin Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, Florida, 32435.