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 [...]
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*Updated April 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 Bayou Arts Center will be closed and the CAA team will work remotely remaining available [...]
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, [...]
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) and South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) are proud to reveal the seven sculpture designs selected by jury for permanent exhibition in the third installation of the Underwater Museum of Art (UMA). The 2020 installation will include the following pieces of sculpture: Bee Grayt by Katie Witherspoon (Santa Rosa Beach, FL), Building Blocks by Zachary Long (Oklahoma City, OK), Dawn Dancers by Shohini Ghosh (Highlands Ranch, CO), Eco-Bug by Priscila D'Brito (Boca Raton, FL), From The Depths by Kirk Seese (Lutherville, MD), Hope by Jonathan Burger (New Bern, NC) and Three Wishes by [...]
CALL TO ARTISTS The Cultural Arts Alliance is calling all CAA member artists interested in submitting work for consideration in the 2020 Foster Gallery Spring Rotation. The rotation is scheduled for February 3 - April 26, 2020. The submission deadline is Friday, January 24 at 11PM CST.
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is celebrating selection as a Winn Dixie Community Bag Program beneficiary! For the month of November, every time the reusable $2.50 Community Bag is sold at the Winn-Dixie at 65 Poinciana Boulevard, Miramar Beach FL, Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County will receive a $1 donation. This program is designed to make it easy for shoppers to give back to their local communities while supporting the environment. The Winn Dixie Community Bag Program, which launched in February 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in [...]
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 and fun in celebration of the migration of the Monarch butterfly through South Walton. The festival will feature live entertainment for the entire family, including music, theatre, and dance. Art activities [...]