THROUGH AUG. 31. ARTS AND DESIGN SOCIETY’S (ADSO) “MOVIE RE-DO” SHOW AT THE ART CENTER GALLERY, FORT WALTON BEACH
Featuring original posters for movies both real and imaginary.
THROUGH AUG. 31. ADSO WINDOW GALLERY DISPLAY AT THE ART CENTER GALLERY, FORT WALTON BEACH
The featured artist for August is Anne Johnston, who is displaying her “Just a Little Blue and White” series of oil paintings.
THROUGH AUG. 31. HELEN BALANCE EXHIBIT AT COASTAL BRANCH LIBRARY, SANTA ROSA BEACH
“I have always loved the arts in all its forms, but I didn’t become an artist until age 40,” says Ms. Balance, an artist-innovator-explorer-entrepreneur. She made up for lost time by exploring all she could and sharing what she had learned from this life-changing experience.
“I have learned to let a painting tell its own story. Many times, I have a complete composition in mind, but if I allow the painting to decide where it wants to go, then the magic happens.”
Ms. Balance founded the Beach Art Group in Panama City Beach. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library hours are 9 AM-6 PM Mondays, and 9 AM-5 PM Tuesday through Saturday.
AUG. 15. ADSO PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP AT THE ART CENTER GALLERY, FORT WALTON BEACH
All photographers, from beginner to professional, are welcome. The group's mission is to encourage fellowship and to provide a place where photographers may discuss and exhibit their work. Visit artsdesignsociety.org or call Jim at 850-499-6699 for additional details.
OCT. 27 AND 28. MATTIE KELLY ARTS FOUNDATION FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS AT MATTIE KELLY CULTURAL ARTS VILLAGE, DESTIN
More than 100 artists from the United States and Europe offer up their original artwork in the form of oil, watercolor, acrylic, glass, photography, sculpture, pottery, wood, paper, fiber, mosaics, mixed media, jewelry designs and more in order to compete for $10,000 in cash prizes in 27 award categories, including the coveted Best in Show and People's Choice Award, the latter selected by festival attendees.
The festival also features a Collaborative Art Exhibit, which showcases select artwork of more than 60 community adult and student artists.
A celebration of art, music, food and family fun, special features of the festival include live music, hands-on arts and craft activities for children, souvenir posters and t-shirts, art raffle and more.
A diverse menu will served up by local restaurants and food trucks, along with a wine and beer garden, and water-soft drink beverage stations. Convenient on-site parking and FREE shuttle service will also be available.
Admission is $5 for adults; MKAF members and children 12 and under are admitted FREE. Proceeds from the festival help MKAF build "The Foundation of Arts and Culture in Our Community.”
Learn more at MattieKellyArtsFoundation.org.