THROUGH OCT. 20. ARTS AND DESIGN SOCIETY (ADSO) “STEAMPUNK” GALLERY SHOW AT THE ART CENTER GALLERY, FORT WALTON BEACH
The exhibition features artists’ interpretations of the Victorian Era with steam-powered and clockwork-inspired technology. Reception Friday, Oct. 6, 6-8 p.m. For more info, call 850-244-1271 or visit artsdesignsociety.org.
THROUGH OCT. 31. ADSO WINDOW GALLERY DISPLAY AT THE ART CENTER GALLERY, FORT WALTON BEACH
This month, the spotlight is on award-winning Tera Fujan, who works in Encaustic wax.
THROUGH NOV. 30. ARTIST OF THE MONTH(S) JOAN VIENOT AT WALTON COUNTY COASTAL BRANCH LIBRARY, SANTA ROSA BEACH
The award-winning oil and plein air painter was featured in the Sept. 21-Oct. 4 Beachcomber.
THROUGH DEC. 2. FALL ROTATION AT THE FOSTER GALLERY, GRAND BOULEVARD AT SANDESTIN
The Cultural Arts Association of Walton County’s artist collective features Charlotte Arnold, Diane Black, Jacques Camp, Kevin Campbell, Donnelle Clark, Curt Couch, Joanna Ellington, Ian Fagan, Grace Gisselqist, Theresa Grill Laird, Victoria Guennewig, Linda Kernick, Dolores King, Sharon Long, Susan Lucas, Dana Maher, Michael McCarty, Theresia McInnis, Mark Messerly, Shelley Minchew, Melanie Moore, Denise Nosal, Rosalyn O’Grady, Marian Pacsuta, Kyle Paxton, Betty Pinkston, Mary Redmann, Lori Schinelli, Dorothy Starbuck, Jenna Varney, Joan Vienot and Steve Wagner. Selected by jury, all artists are members of the Cultural Arts Alliance, and each will exhibit one to two pieces of work in this special exhibition.
OPENS OCT. 23. LIFE’S A BEACH SHOW AND RECEPTION AT THE ART CENTER GALLERY, FORT WALTON BEACH
The show runs through Nov. 3, with a reception Nov. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. More at artsdesignsociety.org.
OCT. 24. PAINTING AND WINE AT TWISTED GRAPE CAFE & WINE BAR, SHALIMAR
6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $35. Call 850-651-5100 or visit twistedgrapewinebar.com.
OCT. 25. ADSO LUNCHEON AT THE ART CENTER GALLERY, FORT WALTON BEACH
Jim Eustace, artist and head of ADSO’s photography group, the Shooting Club, will discuss photography as an art form starting at 11:30 a.m. Cost of the luncheon is $12 before Oct. 23—after that, it’s $15. Make your reservations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Risa at 850-244-1271.
OCT. 28 AND 29. MATTIE KELLY ARTS FOUNDATION’S FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS IN THE CULTURAL ARTS VILLAGE, DESTIN
More than 200 artists and six music acts join together for two days of art, music, food and fun. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Adult admission is $5—MKAF members and children 12 and under admitted FREE. More in Beachcomber's Oct. 19-Nov. 1 art feature and at MattieKellyArtsFoundation.org.
NOV. 3. DOWNTOWN ARTS NIGHT IN DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
Arts, crafts, handmade jewelry and one of-a-kind products on Baldwin Avenue from 5 to 8 p.m. Also—music, food. Call 850-865-2976 for more info.
NOV. 4-10. ADSO ART WEEK AT THE ART CENTER GALLERY, FORT WALTON BEACH
Classes start Nov. 4, and the week ends with an Art Party Nov. 10, 6-8 p.m. During the week, 20 two-hour classes will be offered as a sampler of what's available at the Art Center. The first class is $25; subsequent classes are $20, all supplies included. Registration and payment for classes is due in advance. No expertise required—projects will be completed in the class.
Also, four fun art competitions will be in progress—deadline for entry is Saturday, Nov. 4, 1-4 p.m. Visit artsdesignsociety.org for more details.