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Art Month South Walton

Art Month South Walton is an initiative of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County with the purpose to bring communities, organizations and businesses together to present quality arts and entertainment to the community. Spanning the month of May, Art Month will feature visual, performing, and literary arts programming in diverse formats and in various venues throughout South Walton.

Art Month South Walton includes Under the Sea a fundraiser for the Underwater Museum of Art, ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival, Digital Graffiti Festival, Longleaf Writers Conference, Treasure Island at Emerald Coast Theatre Company and so much more. Interested in hosting an Art Month event at your business? We’re accepting applications through April 3, 2020. Apply online today!

Scroll to view the official event calendar for Art Month South Walton and get ready to activate your imagination!


Presenting Sponsor

Visit South Walton


Florida Division of Cultural Affairs
Alys Beach
Digital Graffiti Festival
Emerald Coast Theatre Company
The Foster Gallery
Longleaf Writers Conference
The Rep Theatre

Activities and Events

ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival

October 1 - October 31

Longleaf Writers Conference

May 10, 2021 - May 17, 2021

Digital Graffiti

May 14, 2021 - May 15, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Art Month South Walton is an initiative of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County with the purpose to bring neighborhoods, organizations and businesses together to present quality arts and entertainment to the community. Spanning at least ten days, Art Month will feature visual, performing and literary arts programming in diverse formats and in various venues throughout South Walton and beyond.

AMSW events happen throughout South Walton and also in the northern part of Walton County. Events can take place in galleries, businesses, restaurants, outdoors, indoors, and in any traditional or non-traditional space – the sky’s the limit.

In its first year, Art Month South Walton included ArtsQuest – a fine arts show in Grand Boulevard, Digital Graffiti – a projection art festival in Alys Beach, the Longleaf Writers Conference, and more! Our goal is for AMSW to include all kinds of performing, visual and literary art events, workshops, exhibits, concerts and creative experiences!

Interested organizations and individuals can submit an event to be included in AMSW. Submissions are accepted year-round but must be received by April 1 each year to be included in the current year’s Art Month. Submission forms can be submitted online. We encourage arts organizations and businesses, galleries, artists, designers, architects, schools, communities and creators of any kind to come up with an idea to be a part of Art Month.

Most events have their own lodging partners who usually offer nice discounts to those coming into town for AMSW events.

• Workshops or classes in gallery or studio
• Behind the scenes sneak-peak during creation process (painting, theatre, music)
• Literary readings
• Talks, tours, panels to discuss creative topics of any kind
• Film showings
• Multi-day festivals, events, conferences
• Public art installation
• Be creative and come up with a unique idea! We are happy to brainstorm with you!

There is a nominal fee to be included on the official AMSW event calendar and marketing collateral. We do require that you include the Art Month logo on your event collateral (posters, brochures, postcards, print ads). Logos and brand standards will be supplied to you.

Your event will be promoted on the Cultural Arts Alliance website and in social media campaigns. Additionally, AMSW will be marketed locally, regionally and nationally through digital, print and radio campaigns. You will also be a part of this special community-wide arts initiative.

Some events are free and some are ticketed. Visit each event’s listing on our website for complete details.

Feel free to send us an email at and we will help in any way we can.

Travel Information


Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP)
(850) 763-6751 |
Delta Airlines, Southwest and Southern Airways Express

Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport (PNS)
(850) 436-5000|
AirTran, American Eagle, Continental, Delta Airlines, Northwest Airlines, US Airways Express, United and US Airways Express.

Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS)
(850) 651-7160 |
American Eagle, Delta, US Airways and United


South Walton’s 16 unique beach neighborhoods, which are home to many AMSW events, are located on the northwest gulf coast of Florida between Destin and Panama City, and 25 miles south of I-10 along Emerald Coast Parkway. Major corridors in close proximity to South Walton include: I-65, I-55, I-10 and US Hwy 331. South Walton is bordered on the east by Inlet Beach and on the west by Seascape. Getting here is easy.

Rental Car Providers
Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, National, Enterprise, and Thrifty

Get Involved

AMSW Official Online Calendar Event

Galleries, boutiques, bars and restaurants can support this community-wide arts initiative by submitting an event to our official online calendar. Art Month South Walton offers the ideal opportunity for locals and visitors to get an inside look at the diverse and thriving cultural offerings throughout South Walton. Complete the online application by clicking “Submit My Event”. The official online calendar event inclusion fee is $250 for an individual business event and $800 for four or more businesses producing a single, collective event. The fee includes a calendar listing on the Cultural Arts Alliance website, an Art Month South Walton flag placed at your business, 50% off the published ad rate for the printed Art Month South Walton program, as well as promotion via Cultural Arts Alliance social platforms.

Event applications accepted through April 3, 2020, space permitting.

Submit My Event

ArtsQuest Food Vendor

Food vendors interested in securing a space for the 2020 ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival can be prepared to email images of food truck (or booth), high resolution vendor logo, and type of power plug to Include organization name in the email subject line. Applications accepted through April 3, 2020. The cost is $350 for a 10 x 10 space. Hours for load-in: Sat 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Operating Hours: Sat: 10 a.m. –  7 p.m. and Sun: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Vendor Application

ArtsQuest Volunteers

We have a variety of volunteer opportunities for enthusiastic individuals. Click “Volunteer” to learn more and complete the online application.

Volunteer Application

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