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Volunteer With Us At The 30A 10K

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 the action of the race without breaking a sweat. The CAA will be hosting two water stations, providing a fun atmosphere with music and cheering on the runners. We will provide [...]

Volunteer With Us At The 30A 10K2019-08-22T11:01:02-05:00

CAA Announces Foster Gallery Fall Artists

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 Campbell, Donnelle Clark, Lee Clark, Skip Deems, Rebecca Dier Hart, Sandra Horne, Iva Jazayeri, Linda Kernick, Jason Lindblad, Merry Beth Myrick, William Polley, Mary Redmann, Kathleen Schumacher, Jenna Varney and Martin [...]

CAA Announces Foster Gallery Fall Artists2019-07-24T09:54:25-05:00

CAA and SWARA Collaborate To Expand Underwater Museum of Art

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 in collaboration with the South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA). The purpose of the UMA is to create art that becomes marine habitat, expanding fishery populations and providing enhanced creative, cultural, [...]

CAA and SWARA Collaborate To Expand Underwater Museum of Art2019-07-02T15:26:22-05:00

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

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 came to fruition through a generous donation from Shawn and Richard Tomasello. “Richard and I are grateful for the opportunity to support our community via the Pottery Studio, said Shawn. “Research [...]

CAA Receives Grants To Open New Pottery Studio At Bayou Arts Center2019-06-26T14:25:29-05:00

Calling All Artists For 2020 ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival

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 10, 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 Art, Sculpture, and Wood (including furniture). The submission deadline is Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11PM CST. Application and further details available on Zapplication.

Calling All Artists For 2020 ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival2019-06-04T14:17:46-05:00

CAA Selected As Charity Partner For 30A 10K Races

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 and thankfulness as we come together to celebrate the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The race event, now in its 8th year, has given more than $350,000 to non-profits directly impacting our community. [...]

CAA Selected As Charity Partner For 30A 10K Races2019-06-03T11:28:16-05:00

Flutterby Arts Festival Artist and Vendor Call

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 fee. Those invited artists who apply by July 4 will pay a discounted early-bird booth fee of $125. Those invited artists applying after July 4 will pay a booth fee of [...]

Flutterby Arts Festival Artist and Vendor Call2019-06-03T11:00:24-05:00

Fall 2019 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 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 only complete one. The submission deadline is Monday, June 28 at 11PM CST.

Fall 2019 Foster Gallery Call to Artists2019-07-16T12:32:11-05:00

CAA Announces 2019 Summer Rotation Artists

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 Campbell, Donnelle Clark, Lee Clark, Heather Clements, Skip Deems, Iva Jazayeri, Linda Kernick, Jason Lindblad, Merry Beth Myrick, Rosalyn O’Grady, William Polley, Mary Redmann, Kathleen Schumacher, Shelly Swanger and Connie Sweetland. [...]

CAA Announces 2019 Summer Rotation Artists2019-04-16T18:41:45-05:00

CAA Member Artists Selected As Plein Air Ambassadors

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 lighting. Artistic excellence and the production of investment quality art is the trademark of this 10-day festival. The event will focus on the natural environment as the area communities recover from [...]

CAA Member Artists Selected As Plein Air Ambassadors2019-04-16T16:01:00-05:00
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