The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is excited to announce that Yacht Rock Schooner will headline the second annual “Under The Sea” fundraiser for the Underwater Museum of Art (UMA), a collaborative project with the South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA).
“Under the Sea” will take place on Thursday, May 9, from 6 to 10 PM in Grand Boulevard’s Town Center and is the official kick-off party for Art Month South Walton, a month-long celebration of the arts that includes many diverse arts events throughout May.
Yacht Rock Schooner throws the smoothest dance party on the high seas, taking guests on a journey to a time when good time music had heart and musical integrity. The eight-man Schooner specializes in the smooth sounds of the late ’70s and early ’80s. It’s a party that spans generations, and the band is comprised of some of Atlanta’s top players with a dual keyboard setup, multiple ace vocalists and (of course) a sax man.
“Under The Sea” partygoers will have an exclusive chance to meet the 2019 UMA artists and see their original sculptures before they are deployed to the UMA site. Special food menu items from some of South Walton’s most popular restaurants will be available, along with a cash bar featuring signature cocktails, wine, and beer.
The event is rain or shine. Tickets are $65 per person and are on sale now at UMAFL.org and CulturalArtsAlliance.com. Funds raised from “Under The Sea” ticket sales and a silent auction will benefit the Underwater Museum of Art, the nation’s first permanent dedicated sculpture museum, recognized as one of Time Magazine’s 2018 100 World’s Greatest Places as well as one of National Geographic’s Best Trips 2019.
The UMA is a presentation of the CAA’s Art in Public Spaces program in partnership with South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA), with the purpose of creating marine habitat and expanding fishery populations while providing enhanced creative, cultural, economic and educational opportunities for the benefit, education and enjoyment of residents, students and visitors in South Walton.
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