Art Events - MKAF Festival of the Arts and More
Fridays Through Dec. 19. 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. Note: No meeting Nov. 28.
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 get in FREE. Call (850) 650-2226 for more info, or visit www.MattieKellyArtsFoundation.org. Tons more info here, too.
Through Oct. 31. Arts and Design Society Window Gallery Display at the Art Center Gallery, Fort Walton Beach. This month, the spotlight falls on student artwork from Sherry Cooler’s story box classes. More info at www.artsdesignsociety.org.
Through Oct. 31. Debbie Baker Exhibit at Walton County Coastal Library, Santa Rosa Beach. Baker was profiled in our Aug. 28-Sept. 10 edition, and her stunning “Peppers” appeared on our Sept. 11-24 cover.
Through Nov. 1. Arts and Design Society’s “inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat” at the Art Center Gallery, Fort Walton Beach. Call (850) 244-1271 or visit www.artsdesignsociety.org for more info.
Nov. 1-30. Local Color Artists Club at Walton County Coastal Library, Santa Rosa Beach. Enjoy a variety of techniques and media, including watercolors, acrylics, oils, pastels and more. Members of the club come from Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Freeport, Crestview and Niceville. For more info, call Amy Jo at (850) 678-4813.
Nov. 3-8. Life’s a Beach Show and Reception at the Arts and Design Society (ADSO) Art Center Gallery, Fort Walton Beach. FREE reception Nov. 6, 6-8 p.m. For more info, call (850) 244-1271 or visit www.artsdesignsociety.org.
Nov. 8-14. Arts and Design Society Art Week. Classes start Nov. 8, and the week ends with an Arty Party Nov. 14, 6-8 p.m. During the week, 20 two-hour classes will be offered at the Art Center in Fort Walton Beach—first class is $25, and subsequent classes are $20, all supplies included. Four art competitions will be going on as well. For more info, call (850) 244-1271 or visit www.artsdesignsociety.org.
Through Nov. 15. Stephan Schoeppler (Art by Stephanos) Exhibit at Destin Library. Call (850) 837-8572 for more info.
Through Dec. 19. “Healing with Art” Show and Sale at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, Miramar Beach, in the second floor atrium. More than 30 original works from local artists will be on display as part of the hospital’s Arts in Medicine program. The art is on display from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. For more info, call (850) 622-5970 or visit www.sacredheartemerald.org.