Flutterby Festival

Flutterby FestivalThe Flutterby Festival, produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, celebrates its 26th year of the migration of the Monarch Butterfly through our area with art activities, live music, theatre and dance performances, art exhibits, and a butterfly parade!  

Join us for this free, family-fun, two day event on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 from 10 AM – 4PM in beautiful Watersound Origins. Proceeds benefit the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County’s Art For All grant programTo volunteer for the Flutterby Festival, please complete our volunteer form.

We want to offer our heartfelt thanks to this year’s Flutterby Festival Presenting Sponsor, Watersound Origins.

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Back by popular demand is our Plein Air Paint Out event as well as workshops with Mary Garrish and local plein air painter, Joan Vienot. Joan’s workshop titled, Successfully Starting a Plein Air Paintingwill focus on practicing identifiable shape-making in plein air painting, to help the artist create effective, readable shapes to greatly increase the likelihood of producing a strong painting.

Joan Vienot Plein Air WorkshopIf the shapes are clear and the composition is strong, then the real fun of plein air painting, capturing the light, can happen sooner. Using oil paint, Joan will demonstrate concepts, composition, and color-mixing to paint the simplified scene en plein air, and then the artists will have opportunity to paint on their own with Joan mentoring. Pastel and watercolor artists are welcome as well. 

Plein Air events are as follows . . .


Plein Air Workshop with Mary Garrish
Tuesday, Oct. 16 – Thursday, Oct. 18

Plein Air Workshop with Joan Vienot
Friday, Oct. 19
9 AM – 3 PM
Watersound Origins Cafe


Flutterby Plein Air Quick-Draw

Saturday, Oct. 20
12 PM – 2 PM
$10 in Members/advance | $15 day-of
Meet at Plein Air Headquarters at Watersound Origins

Flutterby Plein Air Paint-Out 

Saturday, Oct. 20 and Sunday, Oct. 21*
$25 weekend Members/advance | $35 weekend-of
Throughout the Watersound Origins community

*Awards announced at 2pm from the Flutterby stage

Registration for 2018 Plein Air events will be available soon.