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Art Month

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Art Month South Walton

Art Month South Walton 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.

2021 Art Month South Walton features events and programs presented in locations throughout Walton County, including the South Walton Street Art Festival, an online Art & More Auction benefiting the CAA, Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach, Arts Night in DeFuniak Springs, Music on Main, performances by the Emerald Coast Theatre Company, and more. 

On Monday, May 3rd the CAA will debut its Art + More Auction featuring original artwork by some of your favorite artists, food and beverage experiences, overnight stays, spa packages, and more. The auction will run through Sunday, May 9 at 5 PM and proceeds support the CAA and local artists. Browse and bid at 2021ArtMonth.givesmart.com

Scroll to view the official event calendar for Art Month South Walton and get ready to activate your imagination!

Art Month South Walton Sponsors

Visit South Walton
Visit South Walton

Presenting Sponsor

Florida Dept of State Division of Cultural Affairs
Florida Dept of State Division of Cultural Affairs

Partner

The Rep Theatre
The Rep Theatre

Partner

Visit South Walton
Visit South Walton

Presenting Sponsor

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Art Month Activities and Events Schedule

May 2021
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
26
27
28
29
30
1
7:30 PM
Live at The Rep Featuring My One and Only
+1 more
2
3
4
7:00 PM
ECTC Jr. Company & Thespian Showcase
5
6
7
6:00 PM
Music on Main Featuring Anthony Peebles
+2 more
8
10:00 AM
South Walton Street Art Festival
9
10:00 AM
South Walton Street Art Festival
10
9:00 AM
Longleaf Writers Conference
11
12
7:00 PM
Digital Graffiti
13
14
6:00 PM
Music on Main Featuring West Hine
+1 more
15
1:00 PM
Western Lake Confetti Class
16
17
18
19
20
21
6:00 PM
Music on Main Featuring Longleaf Drive
22
7:00 PM
Live Painting & Meet + Greet with Justin Gaffrey
23
24
25
26
5:00 PM
Foster Gallery Birthday Party
27
28
4:00 PM
Con-scious Expressions Exhibit Reception
+1 more
29
30
31
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2
3
4
5
6

Get Involved

AMSW 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 South Walton offers the ideal opportunity for locals and visitors to get an inside look at the diverse and thriving cultural offerings throughout South Walton. 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 South Walton flag placed at your business, as well as promotion via Cultural Arts Alliance social platforms.

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 South Walton


Art Month South Walton 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 South Walton and beyond.




Where does Art Month South Walton take place?


AMSW events happen throughout South Walton as well as the northern part of 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 South Walton?


In its first year, Art Month South Walton included 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 for AMSW 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 AMSW?


Interested organizations and individuals can submit an event to be included in AMSW. Submissions are accepted year-round but must be received by April 30 each year to be included in the current year’s Art Month promotions.




Where should I stay while attending AMSW?


Most events have their own lodging partners who usually offer nice discounts to those coming into town for AMSW 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 AMSW?


Your event will be promoted on the Cultural Arts Alliance website and in social media campaigns. Additionally, AMSW 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 AMSW 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 AMSW 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