Art Month South Walton 2020
Northwest Florida's premier celebration of art in all it's forms
Activate your imagination at Art Month South Walton, an initiative of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County. Join us for a collaboration of visual, performing and literary arts events presented in diverse formats and various venues throughout South Walton, located along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Spanning the month of October, the Art Month calendar is full of creative offerings including: Under the Sea, a fundraiser for the nation’s first Underwater Museum of Art; the ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival; Digital Graffiti Festival; Longleaf Writers Conference; and more.
All events take place in South Walton and are part of the Art Month South Walton initiative to bring together communities, organizations and businesses to present quality and diverse arts entertainment.
Under the Sea fundraiser for the Underwater Museum of Art
The third annual “Under The Sea” fundraiser for the Underwater Museum of Art (UMA), a collaborative project of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) and the South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) will take place this fall in Grand Boulevard’s Town Center and is the official kickoff party for Art Month South Walton. Dates are to be determined.
Funds raised from “Under The Sea” ticket sales and an auction will benefit the Underwater Museum of Art, the nation’s first permanent dedicated sculpture museum, recognized as one of TIME magazine’s 2018 100 World’s Greatest Places as well as one of National Geographic’s Best Trips 2019. The 2020 UMA installation will include work by seven artists, many of which will be on display for the event.
ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival
The 32nd annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival will fill Grand Boulevard’s Town Center with over 150 exhibiting artists this October.
Produced by the CAA and presented by Grand Boulevard, ArtsQuest includes a CAA Member Exhibition, live art demonstrations, continuous live music and performances, delicious food and beverage options, ImagiNation: where kids rule, and an exhibition of the Underwater Museum of Art sculptures.
ArtsQuest is a rain or shine event open to the public Saturday, October 10, 10 a.m.–7 p.m. and Sunday, October 11, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. A $5 donation per person is requested at the gate.
Longleaf Writers Conference
The seventh annual Longleaf Writers Conference will take place in Seaside from May 10–17, 2021, featuring award-winning, visiting authors and other special guests. Full conference registrations and a la carte seminars are available, along with options to participate in special events throughout the week, including personal consultations, readings and more. Register and purchase tickets online at LongleafWritersConference.com.
Celebrating its 13th anniversary, Digital Graffiti is a one-of-a-kind projection art festival where artists use the latest digital technologies to project their original works onto the white walls of Alys Beach.
This year’s event takes place Friday, October 2, and Saturday, October 3. Each year, the festival attracts international digital artists, filmmakers, musicians, interactive designers, photographers, VJs, producers, celebrities, agency executives and fans of art, technology and architecture. Visit DigitalGraffiti.com for tickets and details.
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