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Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Art Events and Classes

Art by Carol Frank, September's featured artist at the Walton County Coastal Library in Santa Rosa Beach.

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Through Aug. 28. Arts and Design Society’s (ADSO) 16th Annual Photography and Digital Arts Exhibition at the Art Center Gallery, Fort Walton Beach. Call (850) 244-1271 or visit for more info.

Through Aug. 31. ADSO Window Gallery Display at the Art Center Gallery, Fort Walton Beach. This month, the spotlight falls on Anne Johnston and her “Streams and Things.”

Through Sept. 1. Destin Library 75th Anniversary Exhibit featuring 11 artists, all of whom have had their work previously displayed at the library—Ed Chandler, Linda Carr, Cristi Chester, Mary Hong, Linda Kernick, Kristina Kutkus, Dinah Remington, Stephen Schoeppler, Andrea Scurto, Bernadette Sims and Mara Viksnins. Call (850) 837-8572 for more info.

Sept. 1-30. Carol Frank Exhibit at Walton County Coastal Library, Santa Rosa Beach. Frank has been painting for over 45 years and was educated at Northwestern and St. Louis University in the field of speech pathology. She has used her art background in conjunction with speech therapy and combined art therapy with both adult and children’s communication disorders. Call (850) 267-2809 for more info.

Sept. 4-6. Baytowne Art Walk at the Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin. Local art, live painting competition, and live music from Kyle LaMonica, Ben Loftin, The Matt McCarty Quintet Featuring Gina Walker, Robby Walton and Beachcomber Music Award winner Chris Alvarado. Presented by Abrakadoodle of Northwest Florida and the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County.

Sept. 8-Oct. 17. Gary Worthington’s “Open Window” at Full Circle Gallery, Fort Walton Beach. Opening reception Sept. 18, 6-8 p.m. The latest show from internationally recognized artist Worthington features mixed media images of photography and rich paintings saturated with infinite details. For more info, call (850) 362-8041 or visit 

Oct. 12-14. “How to Paint Rich and Dynamic Watercolors” with Tom Francesconi at the Arts and Design Society Art Center Gallery, Fort Walton Beach, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost for the three-day workshop is $360 ($330 for ADSO members). Supply list is available at the ADSO office. The course focuses on creating stronger paintings through a better understanding of value relationships, color and design. Registration deadline is Sept. 4—call (850) 244-1271 or visit

Oct. 24 and 25. Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s 20th Annual Festival of the Arts at Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, Destin. More info at