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Art Month

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Art Month Walton County

Art Month is an initiative of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County with the purpose to bring communities, organizations and businesses together to present quality arts and entertainment to the community. Spanning the month of May, Art Month will feature visual, performing, and literary arts programming in diverse formats and in various venues throughout Walton county.

2023 Art Month Walton features events and programs presented in locations throughout Walton County, including Under the Sea - a fundraiser for the Underwater Museum of Art, ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival, Longleaf Writers Conference, Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach, Sinfonia Goes Pop!, performances by the Emerald Coast Theatre Company, Gallery events and more. 

Our 2023 Art Month program is  accessible online.

2023 Art Month Sponsors

Art Month Activities and Events Schedule

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Get Involved

Art Month Official Online Calendar Event

Galleries, boutiques, bars and restaurants can support this community-wide arts initiative by submitting an event to our official online calendar. Art Month offers the ideal opportunity for locals and visitors to get an inside look at the diverse and thriving cultural offerings throughout Walton County. Complete the online application by clicking “Submit My Event”. The official online calendar event inclusion fee is $50 and includes a calendar listing on the Cultural Arts Alliance website, an Art Month flag placed at your business, as well as cross-promotion opportunities with the Cultural Arts Alliance.

Art Month Volunteers

We have a variety of volunteer opportunities for enthusiastic individuals. Click “Volunteer” to learn more and complete the online application.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Art Month?
    Art Month is an initiative of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County with the purpose to bring neighborhoods, organizations and businesses together to present quality arts and entertainment to the community. Spanning the month of May, Art Month will feature visual, performing and literary arts programming in diverse formats and in various venues throughout Walton County.
  • Where does Art Month take place?
    Art Month events happen throughout Walton County. Events can take place in galleries, businesses, restaurants, outdoors, indoors, and in any traditional or non-traditional space – the sky’s the limit.
  • What events are included in Art Month?
    In its first year, Art Month included Under the Sea - a fundraiser event for the Underwater Water Museum of Art, ArtsQuest – a fine arts show in Grand Boulevard, Digital Graffiti – a projection art festival in Alys Beach, the Longleaf Writers Conference, and more! Our goal is to include all kinds of performing, visual and literary art events, workshops, exhibits, concerts and creative experiences!
  • How can my business or I be included in Art Month?
    Interested organizations and individuals can submit an event to be included in Art Month. Submissions are accepted year-round, but must be received by the submission deadline each year to be included in the current year’s Art Month.
  • Where should I stay while attending Art Month?
    Most events have their own lodging partners who usually offer special discounts to those coming into town for Art Month events.
  • How can an artist or organization can be involved?
    Workshops or classes in gallery or studio Behind the scenes sneak-peak during creation process (painting, theatre, music) Literary readings Talks, tours, panels to discuss creative topics of any kind Film showings Multi-day festivals, events, conferences Public art installation Be creative and come up with a unique idea! We are happy to brainstorm with you!
  • Is there a fee to be included? What are my obligations?
    There is a nominal fee to be included on the official AMSW event calendar and marketing collateral. We do require that you include the Art Month logo on your event collateral (posters, brochures, postcards, print ads). Logos and brand standards will be supplied to you.
  • What benefit is there for my event to be a part of Art Month?
    Your event will be promoted on the Cultural Arts Alliance website and in social media campaigns. Additionally, Art Month will be marketed locally, regionally and nationally through digital, print and radio campaigns. You will also be a part of this special community-wide arts initiative.
  • How do I attend an Art Month event? Is there a cost?
    Some events are free and some are ticketed. Visit each event’s listing on our website for complete details.
  • What if I have more questions?
    Feel free to send us an email at info@culturalartsalliance.com and we will help in any way we can.

Travel Information

Flying

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP)
(850) 763-6751 | www.iflybeaches.com
Delta Airlines, Southwest and Southern Airways Express

Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport (PNS)
(850) 436-5000| www.flypensacola.com
AirTran, American Eagle, Continental, Delta Airlines, Northwest Airlines, US Airways Express, United and US Airways Express.

Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS)
(850) 651-7160 | www.flyvps.com
American Eagle, Delta, US Airways and United

Driving

South Walton’s 16 unique beach neighborhoods, which are home to many Art Month events, are located on the northwest gulf coast of Florida between Destin and Panama City, and 25 miles south of I-10 along Emerald Coast Parkway. Major corridors in close proximity to South Walton include: I-65, I-55, I-10 and US Hwy 331. South Walton is bordered on the east by Inlet Beach and on the west by Seascape. Getting here is easy.

Rental Car Providers
Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, National, Enterprise, and Thrifty

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