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THROUGH OCT. 30. MARIA COELLE EXHIBIT AT DESTIN LIBRARY
Highlighting the local artist’s work in watercolors and acrylics. She’s won awards from the Arts and Design Society, the Pensacola Museum of Art, and the Artel Gallery. For more info, call 850-837-8572.
THROUGH OCT. 31. ARTS AND DESIGN SOCIETY (ADSO) WINDOW GALLERY DISPLAY AT THE ART CENTER GALLERY, FORT WALTON BEACH
The spotlight falls on award-winning artist Michael Lewis. Find out more at artsdesignsociety.org.
THROUGH OCT. 31. ADSO ART EXHIBIT AT FORT WALTON BEACH LIBRARY
The library features the work of a dozen ADSO members. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays.
THROUGH OCT. 31. ARTIST OF THE MONTH MATT LYONS AT 45 CENTRAL WINE BAR, SEASIDE
THROUGH OCT. 31. ARTIST OF THE MONTH TERA FUJAN AT HH ARTS, FORT WALTON BEACH
Fujan is an award-winning artist in Zentangle, encaustic wax and card design. Reception Saturday, Oct. 15, 5-7 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and, of course, some wonderful art.
THROUGH OCT. 31. SHELLEY BLACKMARR AND FRIEDA CROMER AT WALTON COUNTY COASTAL BRANCH LIBRARY, SANTA ROSA BEACH
October features two artists—Blackmarr, a relatively new artist who paints mostly in watercolor, and Cromer, a longtime oil painter. Both artists will have pieces available for sale.
THROUGH NOV. 20. PASTEL SOCIETY JURIED ART EXHIBIT AT MATTIE KELLY ARTS CENTER GALLERIES, NICEVILLE
The competitive exhibition, held every two years, attracts top artistic talent in the medium of soft pastels from across the United States. FREE and open to the public, with many of the works available for purchase. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 90 minutes prior to most Mattie Kelly Arts Center theatrical performances. For more info, call 850-729-6044 or email email@example.com.
THROUGH NOV. 30. BOOKS AND ART SALE AT WALTON COUNTY COASTAL BRANCH LIBRARY, SANTA ROSA BEACH
The library teams up with local artists, who have submitted paintings depicting favorite books. Half the proceeds from the art sales will go to the library. The library is also hosting a book sale Oct. 21 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) and Oct. 22 (9 a.m.-noon).
OPENS OCT. 25. LIFE’S A BEACH SHOW AND RECEPTION AT THE ART CENTER GALLERY, FORT WALTON BEACH
Check out the colorful paintings submitted in the annual Life’s a Beach cover art competition. Reception Friday, Nov. 4, 6-8 p.m. More at artsdesignsociety.org.
OCT. 26. ADSO LUNCHEON AT THE ART CENTER GALLERY, FORT WALTON BEACH
Artist, author and friend of The Beachcomber Robin Wiesneth will share her ideas about art, creativity and picture books. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. and will cost $12 if you make your rezzies prior by Oct. 24—after that, it’s $15. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Risa at 850-376-3901.
OCT. 29 AND 30. FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS AT THE MATTIE KELLY CULTURAL ARTS VILLAGE, DESTIN
Exhibits from more than 100 artists from 10 states (and one from Europe) showcasing a diverse palette of styles in 15 art mediums. This year’s event welcomes guest artist A.J. Brown, a second-generation Florida Highwayman from Fort Pierce.
The festival also features kids’ activities, live music, local eats, and FREE parking and shuttle service. Festival hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Daily admission is five bucks—FREE for children under 12 and MKAF members. More—much more—at mattiekelyartsfoundation.org, or call 850-650-2226.
OPENS NOV. 1. ARTIST OF THE MONTH LORI DREW AT 45 CENTRAL WINE BAR, SEASIDE
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OPENS NOV. 1. ARTIST OF THE MONTH VONNIE PETERS AT HH ARTS, FORT WALTON BEACH
Peters’ new collection, “Of Mice and Men,” features mice doing human behaviors. Reception Friday, Nov. 4, 6-8 p.m. with refreshments and music. Call 850-218-2155 for more info.
OPENS NOV. 3. KATHLEEN BROADERICK AT WALTON COUNTY COASTAL BRANCH LIBRARY, SANTA ROSA BEACH
The Beachcomber's Oct. 20-Nov. 2 cover artist is on display until Dec. 27.
NOV. 5-11. ADSO ART WEEK AT THE ART CENTER GALLERY, FORT WALTON BEACH
Classes kick things off, and there’s an Art Party Friday, Nov. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy weeklong sample classes and discover what ADSO has to offer. More at artsdesignsociety.org, or call 850-244-1271.