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Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Art Events - Baytowne Art Walk, Mark Douglass and More

Art by Betty Cork, the Guest of Honor at ADSO's Sept. 24 Luncheon.

Fridays. Art Club for Kids at Walton County Coastal Library, Santa Rosa Beach, 4-5 p.m. The club, led by illustrator Justinn Kurtz, is designed to encourage children’s creative abilities utilizing a variety of mixed media and recycled materials. FREE for kids in grades 3-8. No reservations required. Call Linda at (850) 267-2809 for more info.

Aug. 29-31. Baytowne Art Walk in the Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin, 5-10 p.m. Stroll the streets and enjoy live music and stunning work from regional artists including Beachcomberland favorites Andy Saczynski, Lesha Porche, Linda Kernick, Sara Lierly, The Moore Family and many more. More at

Through Aug. 30. Mark Douglass Exhibit at Destin Library. Douglass’ art is featured on the Aug. 28-Sept. 10 Beachcomber cover. He specializes in caricatures and political cartoons and works with acrylics to create fantasy sea and landscapes. Call (850) 837-8572 for more info.

Through Aug. 31. Carol Dickson Exhibit at Walton County Coastal Library, Santa Rosa Beach. Dickson was featured in the July 31-Aug. 13 Art & Artists department.

Sept. 1-30. Arts and Design Society (ADSO) Window Gallery Display at the Art Center Gallery, Fort Walton Beach. This month the spotlight falls on the multitalented Helen Blair.

Sept. 5. First Friday ArtWalk at Seaside, 5 p.m. Enjoy live music and artist demonstrations in Ruskin Place and Central Square. 

Through Sept. 6. “Art Calusa: Reflections on Representation” at the Indian Temple Mound Museum, Fort Walton Beach. Featuring eight Florida artists’ depictions of the state’s indigenous peoples with a focus on the Calusa Indians’ period of contact with early European explorers. Museum hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call (850) 833-9595 for more info.

Sept. 9-Oct. 3. Arts and Design Society’s “Play That Funky Music” at the Art Center Gallery, Fort Walton Beach. The exhibit features works reflecting the influence of artists’ favorite music. Opening reception Friday, Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m. Call (850) 244-1271 for more info, or visit

Sept. 24. Arts and Design Society (ADSO) Luncheon with Betty Cork at the Art Center Gallery, Fort Walton Beach, 11:30 a.m. Cork will talk about her art, which is displayed throughout Florida and Alabama. Cost is $12—make reservations by Monday, Sept. 22. Email or call Stephanie at (850) 682-8827. 

Oct. 25 and 26. Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s 19th Annual Festival of the Arts at Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, Destin. Original artwork from more than 100 juried artists from across the nation competing for $10,000 in cash prizes. The festival includes live music, art activities for kids, souvenir posters and t-shirts, art raffle and more. A food bistro, wine bar and beer garden will be on the premises as well. Admission is $3 for adults—children 12 and under are FREE. Call (850) 650-2226 for more info, or visit