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 [...]
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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 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 [...]
This opportunity is open to artists and artist teams with a demonstrated history of collaboration completing large-scale public art projects. Following the application deadline of November 15, 2019, the CAA will convene a panel of arts and marine environment specialists to review the applications and select proposals for completion and installation. Seven artists will be commissioned to develop design proposals and create a 3D piece of original artwork to be permanently installed in the Underwater Museum of Art for deployment Summer 2020.
30A Songwriters Festival Announces First Round of 2020 Lineup: Brian Wilson, John Prine, Indigo Girls, Tanya Tucker, Don McLean and Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, and more to perform! January 17-20, 2020 along Highway 30A in South Walton, Florida For the past 10 years, the 30A Songwriters Festival has attracted thousands of die-hard live music fans from around the country to hear original songwriters representing many genres of music perform their songs. The beach resort towns along Highway 30A on the Gulf of Mexico feature 30 venues presenting over 200 songwriters and 250 solo, band and in-the-round performances throughout the weekend [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]