THROUGH APRIL 22. SIXTH ANNUAL ROSEMARY BEACH FOUNDATION MUSIC IN PICTURES
The arts in education initiative and juried art contest celebrates the music of Leo Delibes, Igor Stravinsky, Astor Piazzolla, Aaron Copland and Phillip Glass. Over 4,000 students from 17 Walton County schools listened to and visually interpreted classical music, and 403 paintings are on display at Amavida Coffee in Rosemary Beach, the Walton County Coastal Library in Santa Rosa Beach, and Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast in Miramar Beach. Learn more at rosemarybeachfoundation.org.
THROUGH APRIL 28. ARTS AND DESIGN SOCIETY’S (ADSO) 18TH ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL ARTS EXHIBITION AT THE ART CENTER GALLERY, FORT WALTON BEACH
For more info, call 850-244-1271 or visit artsdesignsociety.org.
THROUGH APRIL 28. PHILLIP BOYCE EXHIBIT AT DESTIN LIBRARY
Local artist Boyce attended Niceville High School and earned degrees from Northwest Florida State College and the University of West Florida. “My main objective with art is to present something new to the area,” says the artist. “Focusing less on replicating what makes the area beautiful, and letting it inspire how my work comes out. I aim to inspire, to make people think, smile, relate and call upon their own experience and emotions.” More at phillipboyce.squarespace.com.
THROUGH APRIL 30. ADSO WINDOW GALLERY DISPLAY AT THE ART CENTER GALLERY, FORT WALTON BEACH
This month’s spotlight falls on the students of clay artists Pat Basque and Sherry Cooler.
THROUGH APRIL 30. ARTIST OF THE MONTH BENITA TUCKER AT HH ARTS, FORT WALTON BEACH
Tucker has been painting for years, but this is her first time displaying in a gallery. She lives in Fort Walton Beach, but Tucker and her husband are on the board of Pink Pirates of Navarre. This year, she’s donating 10 percent of her art proceeds to breast cancer research. Call 850-218-2155 for more info.
THROUGH APRIL 30. ARNIE HART JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION AT MATTIE KELLY ARTS CENTER, NICEVILLE
The best works—displayed in the McIlroy Gallery—will be awarded cash prizes totaling $1,500. Meanwhile, check out the work of NWFSC art faculty in the Holzhauer Gallery. Call 850-729-6044 or email ArtGalleries@nwfsc.edu for more info.
APRIL 20. ADSO PHOTO CLUB MEETING AT THE ART CENTER GALLERY, FORT WALTON BEACH
Join Dale Palmer at 7 p.m. for a discussion of close-up macro photography. Call 850-244-1271 or visit artsdesignsociety.org for more info.
APRIL 26. ADSO LUNCHEON AT THE ART CENTER GALLERY, FORT WALTON BEACH
Join award-winning artist Carol Ann Cain, whose acrylic paintings of Boggy landscapes are inspired by “fragments of the woods that appear chaotic.” Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m., and cost is $12 if you make your reservations by Monday, April 24. Call Risa at 850-376-3901 or email email@example.com.
OPENS MAY 1. LORRAINE SLOAN EXHIBIT AT WALTON COUNTY COASTAL BRANCH LIBRARY, SANTA ROSA BEACH
Sloan’s work has been exhibited at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s Festival of the Arts, the Foster Gallery, and many others.
OPENS MAY 2. REBECCA LU KIERNAN EXHIBIT AT CRESTVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY
The exhibit runs through June 30, with an artist reception Tuesday, May 2, 6-7:30 p.m. Come see everything new under the sun.
MAY 5. GULF PLACE FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK, SANTA ROSA BEACH
From 4 to 7 p.m., join artist Gordie Hinds for new artwork, meet local artists, and enjoy refreshments and live music from jazz guitarist Mark Graham. Plus—the Artists at Gulf Place host the Battle of the Brushes, in which local artists paint in an exciting competition. More at gulfplacefl.com.