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Private Ceramics Lessons Now Available

Private Wheel Throwing and Hand-Building lessons are now available through the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County in our Pottery Studio at the Bayou Arts Center. Enjoy a one-on-one introduction to clay with our private lessons, perfect for the individual not ready to commit to a 6-week class or the student looking for an after school activity. Instructor Megan Patterson works with students to tailor lessons to their skill set and establish goals for continuing lessons. Private Wheel Throwing lessons, ages 12 and up Private Hand-Building lessons, ages 6 and up Lessons are $65 for a single 2-hour session All materials [...]

Private Ceramics Lessons Now Available2020-08-26T14:27:06-05:00

CAA To Receive $20,000 From The NEA

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $84 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2020. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $20,000 to the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) for the Underwater Museum of Art (UMA) created in partnership with South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA). This is one of 1,015 grants nationwide that the agency has approved in this category.  “These awards demonstrate the resilience of the arts in America, showcasing not only the creativity of their arts [...]

CAA To Receive $20,000 From The NEA2020-08-12T15:25:16-05:00

CAA & Watersound Origins Partner For Outdoor Art Exhibit

The Watersound Origins community is being turned into a Sidewalk Art Gallery. Local South Walton artists are showcasing their art in mural vinyl form along the sidewalks and paths of the community. These temporary art installations are complemented by sidewalk kid’s games like Hop Scotch. Making this a family friendly, outdoor event that can be enjoyed as part of a socially distanced activity!  Art was selected from the CAA's From a Distance Virtual Exhibition This is a self-guided activity that is FREE and open to the public from sunrise to sunset 7 days a week from August 8 to October 12.  [...]

CAA & Watersound Origins Partner For Outdoor Art Exhibit2020-08-10T16:50:17-05:00

CAA Announces Billboard Art Project Call To Artists

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) announces a new public art project created in partnership with Visit South Walton and Lamar Outdoor Advertising and is calling visual artists to submit work for consideration. The Billboard Art Project will launch in October 2020 during National Arts & Humanities month and will feature original artwork by at least ten Walton County artists, including Visit South Walton’s 2020 Artist of the Year Doug Foltz. The artwork will be displayed on billboards throughout Walton, Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties. The purpose of the project, which is part of the CAA’s Art in Public [...]

CAA Announces Billboard Art Project Call To Artists2020-08-10T12:00:24-05:00

CAA Announces Second Round of Emergency Relief Funds for Artists

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 [...]

CAA Announces Second Round of Emergency Relief Funds for Artists2020-06-30T09:17:58-05:00

Summer 2020 Foster Gallery Call To Artists

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.

Summer 2020 Foster Gallery Call To Artists2020-08-10T12:00:53-05:00

CAA Joins #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving

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 [...]

CAA Joins #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving2020-04-29T15:31:56-05:00

Calling All Artists For A Virtual Exhibition

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, [...]

Calling All Artists For A Virtual Exhibition2020-06-17T11:54:18-05:00

CAA Announces Emergency Relief Funds For Artists

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 [...]

CAA Announces Emergency Relief Funds For Artists2020-04-07T14:58:14-05:00

CAA COVID Update

*Updated July 31, 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 hours from Noon - [...]

CAA COVID Update2020-07-31T15:27:09-05:00
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