Flutterby Festival

The Flutterby Festival, produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, celebrates its 25th 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!  

Flutterby FestivalJoin us for this free, family-fun, two day event on Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12 from 10 AM – 4PM in beautiful Watersound Origins. This year, we’ll be hosting a 25th birthday celebration and ice cream social each afternoon! Proceeds benefit the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County’s Art For All grant program

New this year, we are introducing a Plein Air Paint Out event as well as a workshop with local plein air painter, Joan Vienot. The 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. Click here for more information about the workshop and scroll down to register below. 

Plein Air events are as follows . . .

Plein Air Workshop with Joan Vienot
Friday, Nov. 10
9 AM – 3 PM
$60 Members | $40 CAA Members
Watersound Origins Cafe
Under the ImagiNation tent
Plein Air Demo with Melody Bogle, 2016 Visit South Walton Artist of the Year
Friday, Nov. 10
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Donations accepted
Watersound Origins Golf Course
Flutterby Plein Air Quick-Draw
Saturday, Nov. 11
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, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 12*
$25 weekend Members/advance | $35 weekend-of
Throughout the Watersound Origins community

*Awards announced at 2pm from the Flutterby stage

Flutterby Festival sponsorships are now available! Click to view our 2017 FLUTTERBY FESTIVAL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES.

Vendor/Artist Applications available online here or via download here. Booth fee is $100 and reserves a 10 x 10 space. Please note artists and vendors must provide tent, tables, and chairs. Checks can be made payable to CAA and sent to and dropped off at the Bayou Arts Center. Credit card payments are also accepted by calling 850-622-5970.

Deadline to apply October 27.

To volunteer for this event, please complete our volunteer form.

Plein Air Registration Form

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Online Payment For Flutterby Plein Air Activities

Indicate registration quantity in the boxes below for the activites you are registering for, review your total amount, include your email address, then click "confirm contribution" to proceed to check-out. 


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