The Cultural Arts Alliance’s Annual Family Festival Celebrates 26 Years October 20 & 21 in Watersound Origins
**October 15, 2018 Update** The Flutterby Festival has been canceled due to Hurricane Michael Recovery Efforts. Please visit our event page for further details.
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 20 and Sunday, October 21, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, daily, on the green located directly behind Watersound Origins 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 like the butterfly wing creation station, craft-making, plein-air painting, and face-painting will be available all weekend. Kids can also enjoy the “Clay” butterfly learning center, carnival games, bounce houses, and hula hoop contests while adults can take a stroll through the Artist Market and pop-up Foster Gallery. New this year, join us for family yoga on the green on Saturday at 1PM with Otium Studios. All ages and levels of learners are welcome to participate.
Professional artists will be exhibiting and selling their work throughout the weekend in our Artist Market, and official Flutterby merchandise featuring artwork by Lillian Li, Freeport Elementary School, will be available for purchase.
Flutterby entertainment will be provided by South Walton Children’s Chorus, 30A Dancewave, Ohana Records, Anne Cline, Emerald Coast Middle School Color Guard, South Walton High School Color Guard, and The Emerald Coast Theatre Company Storybuilders.
Back for a second year is a series of Plein Air (the act of painting outdoors) events beginning with a workshop scheduled for Tuesday, October 16 – Thursday, October 18 with Mary Garrish. In this three-day workshop, Mary will emphasize how to study and gain the most information from your time spent plein air painting.
Other Plein Air activities include an Introduction to Plein Air Workshop with local artist Joan Vienot on Friday, October 19 from 9 AM – Noon, a Plein Air Quick Draw competition on Saturday, October 20 from Noon – 2 PM, Plein Air Paint-Out throughout the week, and a Plein Air Wet Room Special Exhibit.
All Plein Air events, with the exception of the Mary Garrish workshop, convene at the Plein Air headquarters at Watersound Café. Visit CulturalArtsAlliance.com for Plein Air event registration, fees, and further details.
Admission to the festival is free and open to the public. Some activities within the festival require “Art Bucks,” which can be purchased on-site.
Volunteers are needed to help create all the fun. Please complete our volunteer application to be a part of the team. Watersound Origins is located at 560 Pathways Drive, Watersound, FL 32461.