Flutterby Festival

Flutterby FestivalThe 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!  

Join 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. Read more about the full schedule of activities and entertainment on our #ArtMatters BlogTo volunteer for the Flutterby Festival, please complete our volunteer form.

We want to offer our heartfelt thanks to this year’s Flutterby Festival sponsors including Presenting Sponsor, Watersound Origins; Learning Center Sponsor, Clay 30A; Roaming Photo Sponsor, Linda Miller; and T-Shirt Sponsors, Walton Funding and ITrip Vacations.

Watersound Origins Logo

Clay 30A logo  Linda Miller Logo  Walton Funding Logo  ITrip Logo


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

To register for any of the Plein Air events, please complete the registration form below. 

Payment for Plein Air events can be made ONLINE or via phone at 850.622.5970. 

Plein Air Registration Form

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