Find Creativity around Every Corner During Art Month

Art Month South Walton, an initiative led by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) and sponsored in part by Visit South Walton, is a month-long celebration of the Arts featuring events and programs presented in locations throughout Walton County. This year’s planned activities include the inaugural South Walton Street Art Festival, Digital Graffiti Drive Thru at Alys Beach, Arts Night in DeFuniak Springs, a 5th Birthday Party for The Foster Gallery, Music on Main, a Sip & Stroll at J.Leon Gallery, an online Art & More Auction benefiting the CAA, theatre performances at ECTC, and more.


All events are part of the Art Month initiative to bring together Walton County’s communities, organizations and businesses to present quality and diverse arts entertainment. For details on each event, visit CulturalArtsAlliance.com.


On Friday, May 1st at 7:30pm, The Rep Theatre in Seaside, FL will feature singer-songwriter duo My One and Only as part of its LIVE AT THE REP series. With their polar-opposite musical backgrounds, Kassie and Benjamin meld old-school country, singer-songwriter, and alternative folk-rock into a sound that can only be described as “Southern-Soul and Curious-Grit”. Presented the “Discovery Award” by acclaimed music critic Robert K. Oermann (Nashville’s Music Row Magazine), My One And Only declares performance as their love-share to the world. Tickets can be purchased at LovetheRep.com.

Downtown Arts Night will take place Saturday, May 1st from 4:00 - 8:00 pm on Baldwin Avenue in DeFuniak Springs. Arts Night is an annual event that brings an evening of Art, Food, Music, & Fun to the charming downtown of DeFuniak Springs. Arts Night showcases dozens of local artists and crafters and will feature live music by Mike Whitty and the Sand Ole Opry and the Forrest Williams Band. Come experience great art, great music, plenty of food and drink, and a fun night for all!


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 May 9th and proceeds support the CAA and local artists. Browse and bid at 2021ArtMonth.givesmart.com


The new Street Art Festival is planned for Friday, May 7th from 3:00 - 8:00 pm; Saturday, May 8th, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, and Sunday, May 9th 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Artists, families, friends and school groups will be creating works or art using only chalk and their imaginations. Awards will be announced Sunday at 5:00pm. Continuous live music and family lawn games will be featured in Grand Park, and a full cash bar will be available so guests can enjoy refreshments as they stroll the streets of Grand Boulevard to watch the progress of each mural from beginning to end.


J.Leon Gallery + Studio will host a Sip ‘N Stroll on Friday, May 7th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm debuting the gallery’s newest featured artists. Attendees will have the first chance to meet the artists and purchase their work. In addition, artist Kathy Schumacher and her daughter Krista Schumacher will reveal their one-of-a-kind mother/daughter painting. Only collaborating on one piece a year, this reveal is one you don't want to miss! More information can be found at jleongallery.com.


Main Street DeFuniak Springs, in partnership with Visit South Walton will continue its “Music on Main” concert series throughout Art Month. Taking place every Friday in May from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, guests are invited to enjoy a listening room experience at the historic Florida Chautauqua Theatre, located at 840 Baldwin Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, Florida, 32435. The concerts are a continuation of the non-profits inaugural series held this past February. Doors open at 6:00 pm for cocktail hour. Guests can grab a bite to eat before the concert at one of the downtown restaurants or from the food truck setup in front of the theatre. The lineup of musical acts includes regional artists and bands, including Anthony Peebles Trio (May 7), West Hine (May 14), Longleaf Drive (May 21), and The Wortheys (May 28). Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for chi