The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) announces the opening of applications for the second round of grants from its Emergency Relief Fund for Artists (ERFA). The Fund was established in April to address the immediate economic needs of local, professional artists who have experienced loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be accepted weekly through August 28th through the CAA’s website, and grant awards will be available within one week of approval. A fundraising campaign has also been launched to ensure that funds remain available as long as necessary. Walton County residents and CAA Members Shawn [...]
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CALL TO ARTISTS The Cultural Arts Alliance is calling all CAA member artists interested in submitting work for consideration in the 2020 Foster Gallery Summer Rotation. The rotation is scheduled for July 9- September 27, 2020. The submission deadline is Tuesday, June 30 at 11PM CST.
The Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) is responding to meet the needs of Walton County, FL artists impacted by COVID-19 by launching a matching campaign for its Emergency Relief Fund for Artists. #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world. At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of [...]
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is calling visual artists in any discipline to submit a maximum of two pieces to be considered for a virtual art exhibition, “From a Distance,” featuring work created by artists while “sheltering in place” because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Artists are asked only to submit work that has been created since stay at home orders were issued and to share works that represent their unique perspectives. Selected works will be featured in a virtual art exhibition on CAA’s website, CulturalArtsAlliance.com, beginning Friday, May 8, 2020. Cash awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, [...]
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) announces its Emergency Relief Fund for Artists (ERFA) established this past week to address the immediate economic needs of local professional artists who have experienced loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be accepted weekly through CAA’s website, and grant awards will be available within one week of approval. A fundraising campaign has also been launched to ensure that funds remain available as long as necessary. Walton County residents and CAA Members Shawn and Richard Tomasello have already pledged a matching donation of $100,000 for the fund and challenge other [...]
*Updated June 1, 2020* On April 1, Governor Ron DeSantis issued a stay-at-home order for the state of Florida for 30 days. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently recommending that all in-person events consisting of 10 people or more be postponed or canceled for the next eight weeks. With that guidance, an abundance of caution and keeping the safety of our members, participants, event goers, volunteers and staff our top priority, we are adapting and responding in the following ways… The Foster Gallery at Grand Boulevard is open at reduced capacity with adjusted hours from Noon [...]
Like so many of you, we have spent the last several days and weeks learning about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is impacting our world. Governor Ron DeSantis recently declared a state of emergency for Florida and our team continues to follow the constantly evolving situation. The safety of our members, participants, event goers, volunteers and staff remains our #1 priority. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently reporting that for the general American public, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low. We continue to look to these organizations for their leadership and guidance. [...]
ArtsQuest, the 32nd annual fine arts festival produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA), is pleased to announce the 2020 Festival’s Featured Artist, Michael McCarty. A Mother’s Day weekend tradition, ArtsQuest is a juried show scheduled to take place May 9 & 10, in the Town Center of Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. McCarty’s custom artwork titled “Layla” will be the featured image on all ArtsQuest marketing materials. "I am very honored to have my artwork chosen to be reproduced as a poster for the 32nd annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival. I thank the Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) for [...]
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is proud to announce the 16 local artists who were recently chosen to exhibit their original work in The Foster Gallery’s 2020 Spring Rotation, which runs February 3 through April 26 in the Grand Boulevard Town Center. The selected artists for the Grand Boulevard location are Melody Bogle, Gayle Campbell, Andrea Chipser, Donnelle Clark, Skip Deems, Kim Eifrid, Sandra Horne, Iva Jazayeri, Linda Kernick, Betsy Latham, Jason Lindblad, Edward Nickerson, William Polley, Mary Redmann, Kathleen Schumacher and Jenna Varney. The gallery is also pleased to feature hand-crafted jewelry from local artisans Hardwear Merry [...]
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 to tour goers’ winter beach weekend. This rain or shine self-guided tour, which is presented by Visit South Walton with additional support from the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, [...]