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410, 2019

Calling All Kids For The Flutterby Festival

October 4th, 2019|Events, News|

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 19 and Sunday, October 20, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on the green located directly behind Two Birds Coffee + Café. Produced by the CAA, The Flutterby Festival is a two-day event filled with arts, nature, science [...]

2009, 2019

2020 UMA Artist Call Released

September 20th, 2019|Artist Calls, News|

This opportunity is open to artists and artist teams with a demonstrated history of collaboration completing large-scale public art projects. Following the application deadline of November 8, 2019, the CAA will convene a panel of arts and marine environment specialists to review the applications and select proposals for completion and installation. Seven artists will be commissioned to develop design proposals and create a 3D piece of original artwork to be [...]

2708, 2019

2020 30A Songwriters Festival Headliners Announced

August 27th, 2019|Events, News|

30A Songwriters Festival Announces First Round of 2020 Lineup: Brian Wilson, John Prine, Indigo Girls, Tanya Tucker, Don McLean and Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, and more to perform! January 17-20, 2020 along Highway 30A in South Walton, Florida For the past 10 years, the 30A Songwriters Festival has attracted thousands of die-hard live music fans from around the country to hear original songwriters representing many genres of music perform [...]

2208, 2019

Volunteer With Us At The 30A 10K

August 22nd, 2019|Events, News|

How can you fight the dreaded turkey day fatigue this Thanksgiving? By volunteering with the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) for the annual 30A 10k Thanksgiving Day races! This family-friendly event provides a wonderful opportunity to give within the community before enjoying your holiday meal. Bring the whole family to volunteer together either on Wednesday afternoon, or on Thursday morning for the exciting race festivities.  Volunteers can enjoy [...]

207, 2019

CAA Announces Foster Gallery Fall Artists

July 2nd, 2019|Artists, News, The Foster Gallery|

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is proud to announce the 22 local artists who were recently chosen to exhibit their original work in The Foster Gallery’s Fall Rotation, which runs July 16 through September 30, 2019 in the Grand Boulevard Town Center location and July 30 - October 27, 2019 in the Ruskin Place Artist Colony location.  The selected artists for the Grand Boulevard location are Gayle [...]

207, 2019

CAA and SWARA Collaborate To Expand Underwater Museum of Art

July 2nd, 2019|News|

Late last week, eleven new sculptures were added to the nation’s first permanent Underwater Museum of Art (UMA) in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Grayton Beach State Park in South Walton, Fla. Recently named by TIME Magazine as one of 100 “World’s Greatest Places,” the UMA is the first presentation of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA)’s Art In Public Spaces Program and is produced [...]

2606, 2019

CAA Receives Grants To Open New Pottery Studio At Bayou Arts Center

June 26th, 2019|News|

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is excited to announce it has opened a new Pottery Studio at the Bayou Arts Center in Santa Rosa Beach. Classes will begin in Fall with reservations being on a first-come, first-served basis. The gift of pottery equipment several years ago by long-time CAA members and artists Tom and Karen McGee was the catalyst for the idea of the Pottery Studio, which [...]

406, 2019

Calling All Artists For 2020 ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival

June 4th, 2019|Artist Calls, Artists, Events|

CALL TO ARTISTS 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 who apply before September 16, 2019 will receive an early bird jury fee. Artists are invited to apply in the categories of Mixed Media, Ceramics, Works on Paper, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Oils & Acrylics, Photography, Digital [...]

306, 2019

CAA Selected As Charity Partner For 30A 10K Races

June 3rd, 2019|Events, News|

The Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) of Walton County has been selected as a charity partner for the 2019 30A 10K Thanksgiving Day races. The CAA joins other benefiting organizations including Anchorage Children’s Home, Girls Inc., The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, and The Foye Belle Foundation. The 30A 10K race is a 501c3 event whose mission is to raise funds for local non-profits as well as promote the spirit of healthy living [...]

306, 2019

Flutterby Arts Festival Artist and Vendor Call

June 3rd, 2019|Artists, Events|

CALL TO ARTISTS AND VENDORS 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 [...]

306, 2019

Fall 2019 Foster Gallery Call to Artists

June 3rd, 2019|Artists, The Foster Gallery|

CALL TO ARTISTS 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 [...]

1604, 2019

CAA Announces 2019 Summer Rotation Artists

April 16th, 2019|Artists, News, The Foster Gallery|

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is proud to announce the 26 local artists who were recently chosen to exhibit their original work in The Foster Gallery’s Summer Rotation, which runs April 23 through July 15, 2019 in the Grand Boulevard Town Center location and April 20 - July 29, 2019 in the Ruskin Place Artist Colony location. The selected artists for the Grand Boulevard location are Gayle [...]

1604, 2019

CAA Member Artists Selected As Plein Air Ambassadors

April 16th, 2019|Artists, News|

Santa Rosa Beach artists and Cultural Arts Alliance members Joan Vienot and Theresa Grillo Laird recently received the prestigious honor of being awarded two of the four slots in the state as Ambassadors for the Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, America’s Great Paint-Out in Apalachicola May 3-12, 2019. Vienot was also selected as an Artist-In-Residence. Plein air characterizes the activity of painting outdoors in open air, capturing scenes with natural [...]

1604, 2019

CAA Announces Creative Kids Camp Summer Sessions

April 16th, 2019|Events, News|

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) announces the return of Creative Kids Camp, a series of week-long visual arts camp sessions designed to give primary, elementary, and middle school-aged children a different daily hands-on experience. Camp sessions are scheduled Monday through Friday with a different age group served each week. Primary sessions for ages 4-6 run June 10 - 14 and July 15 - 19 from 9am - 12pm. Elementary [...]

803, 2019

2019 ArtsQuest Artist Call for CAA Member Tent

March 8th, 2019|Artists, Events|

Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) Member Artists are invited to present up to three pieces of your artwork, for sale or display, in the Betty & Johnny Main CAA Member Art Tent during the 31st Annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival alongside over 120 juried artists. The Festival begins Saturday, May 11 at 10 AM and runs through Sunday, May 12 at 5 PM. and is being held in Grand Boulevard Town [...]

603, 2019

2019 Foster Gallery Summer Rotation Artist Call

March 6th, 2019|Artists, The Foster Gallery|

CALL TO ARTISTS The Cultural Arts Alliance is calling all member artists interested in submitting work for consideration in the 2019 Foster Gallery Summer Rotation. The Grand Boulevard location rotation is scheduled for April 23 - July 15, 2019. The Ruskin Place Artist Colony location rotation is slated for April 30 - July 29, 2019. Artists with an interest is both locations can indicate such on the application and need only [...]

1902, 2019

CAA Executive Director Elected to Americans for the Arts Council

February 19th, 2019|News|

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is proud to announce Executive Director Jennifer Steele has been recently elected to serve on the Americans For The Arts Private Sector Network Council for a three-year term effective January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2021. This group is comprised of leaders from Private Sector Network organizations elected to assist in developing programs and resources to promote professional development and networking opportunities [...]

1102, 2019

CAA Announces 2019 Spring Rotation Artists

February 11th, 2019|Events, News, The Foster Gallery|

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is proud to announce the 21 local artists who were recently chosen to exhibit their original work in The Foster Gallery’s Spring Rotation, which runs January 29 through April 22, 2019 in the Grand Boulevard Town Center location and February 5 - April 29, 2019 in the Ruskin Place Artist Colony location. The selected artists for the Grand Boulevard location are Melody [...]

602, 2019

CAA Valentine Tour of Homes Brings Creativity & Design Inspiration Feb. 16 – 17

February 6th, 2019|Events, News|

Valentine’s weekend typically means romantic dinners and flowers for most, but for South Walton residents and visitors, it signals the highly anticipated annual Valentine Tour of Homes presented by the Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) of Walton County. The tour is known for providing a rare opportunity to enter some of South Walton’s most interesting residences, showcasing stunning interiors, acclaimed architectural design and picturesque settings, which are sure to bring inspiration [...]

101, 2019

2019 Foster Gallery Spring Rotation Artist Call

January 1st, 2019|Artists, News, The Foster Gallery|

CALL TO ARTISTS The CAA is calling all member artists interested in submitting work for consideration in the 2019 Foster Gallery Spring Rotation. The Grand Boulevard location rotation is scheduled for January 29 - April 22, 2019. The Ruskin Place Artist Colony location rotation is slated for February 5 - April 29, 2019. Artists with an interest is both locations can indicate such on the application and need only complete [...]

612, 2018

2019 Underwater Museum of Art Artist Call

December 6th, 2018|Artists, News|

CALL TO ARTISTS The CAA is calling all artists interested in submitting work for consideration in the 2019 Underwater Museum of Art deployment  scheduled for Summer 2019. Please note: interested artists must create an account at CaFE prior to beginning the application process. The submission deadline is Friday, January 31 at 11PM CST. CLICK HERE for details and to access the application.

2411, 2018

31st Annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival

November 24th, 2018|Artists, Events|

CALL TO ARTISTS The CAA is calling all artists interested in submitting work for consideration in the 31st Annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival scheduled for May 11 - 12, 2019 in Grand Boulevard Town Center. Artists who apply before January 31, 2019 will receive an early bird jury and booth rate fee. Artists are invited to apply in the categories of Mixed Media, Ceramics, Works on Paper, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, [...]

3010, 2018

CAA Announces Fall/Winter Artists & Foster Gallery Second Location

October 30th, 2018|Artists, News, The Foster Gallery|

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is proud to announce the 13 local artists recently chosen to exhibit their original work in The Foster Gallery’s Fall/Winter rotation, which runs November 2, 2018 through January 27, 2019 in its new Grand Boulevard location. The selected artists are Melody Bogle, Donnelle Clark, Skip Deems, Joyful Enriquez, Hayley Green, Tim Harbeson, Linda Kernick, Rosalyn O’Grady, Mary Redmann, Kathleen Schumacher, Shelly Swanger, [...]

2610, 2018

2019 30A Songwriters Festival Headliner Announcement

October 26th, 2018|Events, News|

Jason isbell, brandi carlile, and felix cavaliere’s rascals are set to headline the 10th annual 30a songwriters festival along florida’s scenic highway 30a on january 18 – 21, 2019 Other highlights include patty griffin, steve earle, gregory alan isakov, suzy bogguss, amanda shires, shawn mullins, livingston taylor, john fullbright, the secret sisters, the war and treaty, aaron lee tasjan, robyn hitchcock, radney foster and many more. Event to feature 175 [...]

2609, 2018

CAA Announces Fall/Winter 2018 Foster Gallery Artist Call

September 26th, 2018|Artists, News, The Foster Gallery|

CALL TO ARTISTS The CAA is calling all artists who are current members of the Cultural Arts Alliance to submit an application to be considered for the Fall/Winter 2018/19 rotation which will run November 2, 2018 – January 28, 2019. Please study the criteria and submit application ONLINE prior to 11pm on Thursday, October 4, 2018. ABOUT THE FOSTER GALLERY Named for the late Susan Foster, founder of the Cultural [...]

2408, 2018

UMA Named to Time Magazine’s World’s Greatest Places List 2018

August 24th, 2018|News|

On August 23, 2018, TIME revealed its first annual list of the World’s Greatest Places, which highlights 100 destinations that are breaking new ground, leading industry trends and offering visitors an extraordinary experience. See the full list here: time.com/greatestplaces See the international cover of TIME featuring World’s Greatest Places here: https://bit.ly/2o00KaX To create the list, TIME solicited nominations across a variety of categories—including museums, parks, restaurants and hotels—from TIME editors and correspondents [...]

2008, 2018

CAA Awards Grants To Walton County Teachers Through Art For All Program

August 20th, 2018|News|

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is pleased to announce that seventeen Mini Teacher grants were awarded during the 2017 – 2018 school year benefiting ten area schools and hundreds of young artists. The purpose of the Mini Teacher grant is to enhance the visual, literary and performing arts experience of all Walton County school-age children K-12 in public schools, private 501c (3) schools and home schools through [...]

2806, 2018

The Underwater Museum Of Art Is Open!

June 28th, 2018|News|

This week, the nation’s first permanent Underwater Museum of Art (UMA) opened in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Grayton Beach State Park in South Walton, Fla. The UMA is the first presentation of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA)’s Art In Public Spaces Program and was produced in collaboration with the South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA). The purpose of the UMA is to create [...]

105, 2018

Find Creativity Around Every Corner at Art Week South Walton, May 9-20

May 1st, 2018|Events, News|

Events taking place throughout south walton including a special exhibition & live demo with billy the artist, an underwater museum of art fundraiser with shawn mullins band, the 30th annual artsquest fine arts festival and more. Art Week South Walton, an initiative led by the Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) of Walton County and sponsored in part by Visit South Walton, kicks off Wednesday, May 9th with a soirée to celebrate [...]

3004, 2018

The Cultural Arts Alliance Announces the Foster Gallery Summer Rotation Artists

April 30th, 2018|Artists, Events, News, The Foster Gallery|

Billy The Artist to join Summer Rotation in a Special Exhibition and perform a live mural demonstration at Opening Reception scheduled for Wednesday, May 9. The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is proud to announce that 19 artists were recently chosen to exhibit their original work in The Foster Gallery’s Summer Rotation, May 6 – July 22, 2018. The artists are Melody Bogle, Cheryl Burgess, Carol Ann Cain, [...]

1804, 2018

Billy The Artist To Open 2018 Art Week South Walton

April 18th, 2018|Events, News, The Foster Gallery|

Billy the artist to open art week south walton on may 9th with a foster gallery special exhibition and live mural painting performance. Twenty Additional Local and Regional Artists to be Introduced for the Summer Rotation. The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) announces the Art Week South Walton Launch Event at The Foster Gallery in Grand Boulevard on Wednesday, May 9th. The official kick-off event will showcase a [...]

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