Be Still My HeART

Get creative and fill your heart during the season of love
Dale Gauvin with his artwork. Photo courtesy Arts & Design Society

What could be more heartwarming during the “season of love” than feeding your soul by doing something creative with the one you love? Here are just a few ways to channel your creative energy along the Emerald Coast:


Now through Feb. 29 | ‘Identity’ Art Exhibit

Center for the Arts, 19 E. 4th St., Panama City

Bay Arts Alliance presents local artists in an exhibit of various mediums themed around “identity.”



Feb. 19 | Pottery with Purpose Workshop

17 First St. SE, Fort Walton Beach

Arts & Design Society welcomes instructor Charlotte Snyder. Learn basic pottery skills in a fun and relaxed environment. Beginner and advanced levels welcome.

$17/members; $20/non-members


Feb. 21-23  | 61st Annual Beaux Arts Exhibition

17 First St. SE, Fort Walton Beach

Annual art exhibition hosted by the Arts & Design Society.



Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Oil Painting Workshop

Arts & Design Society, 17 First St. SE, Fort Walton Beach

Instructor: Dale Gauvin

Drop into an oil painting class. Bring your own supplies to learn the basics of oil painting.

$80 members/$90 non-member


Feb. 20, 5-7 p.m. | Foster Gallery Reception

Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, 585 Grand Boulevard, Suite N 102, Miramar Beach

Enjoy a reception honoring the local Cultural Arts Alliance member artists chosen for our 2020 Spring Rotation on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 5-7 p.m. at The Foster Gallery in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Meet the artists and stroll the gallery while enjoying tasty sips and snacks. The Fall Rotation is scheduled to run through April 26, 2020.

Can’t make the reception? Gallery hours are Monday through Sunday noon to 7 p.m.



Feb. 28, 5 p.m. | First City Art Center ‘Hot Glass Cold Brew’ Fundraiser

1060 N. Guillemard St., Pensacola

Bring the whole family to this fun, “Great Gatsby,” themed fundraising event featuring guest glass artist Scott Darlington. Patrons will enjoy glass demonstrations, pottery demos, performing artists, art market as well as light fare, along with two complimentary beers from Pensacola Bay Brewery.

$20 members/$30 non-members (includes a handmade glass or ceramic cup); children 12 and older $10; children under 12 are free

Categories: Art