THROUGH FEB. 14. ROSEMARY BEACH SCULPTURE EXHIBITION
The second biennial juried art show of contemporary outdoor sculpture along Scenic Highway 30A includes 16 sculptures by 16 artists. More at rosemarybeachsculpture.com.
THROUGH FEB. 19. ARTS AND DESIGN SOCIETY’S (ADSO) “DRUNK IN LOVE” SHOW AT THE ART CENTER, FORT WALTON BEACH
Artists interpret the crazy things people do for you-know-what.
FEB. 19. MATTIE KELLY ARTS FOUNDATION “LOVE FOR THE ARTS” GUILD LUNCHEON AT THE EMERALD GRANDE, HARBORWALK VILLAGE
The event, featuring guest speaker Wendy Rodrigue, takes place in the Emerald Ballroom from 11:30 AM to 1 PM. Ms. Rodrigue, a Fort Walton Beach native, will discuss the life and legacy of her late husband George. Cost is $50 ($40 for MKAF members) and includes plated lunch, beverage and program. Seating is limited. Purchase tickets at www.eventbrite.com.
FEB. 21-23. THE 61ST ANNUAL BEAUX ARTS EXHIBITION AT THE ART CENTER, FORT WALTON BEACH
Exhibition and silent art auction Friday, noon-4 PM; Saturday, 10 AM-4 PM; and Sunday, 1-4 PM. Reception Sunday, 2-4 PM, with awards given at 3:30. More at www.artsdesignsociety.org.
OPENS FEB. 24. VAN PORTER STUDENT ART SHOW AT THE ART CENTER, FORT WALTON BEACH
The exhibit runs through March 6 and showcases outstanding artwork from students in grades 8 through 12. Reception Thursday, Feb. 27, 5-7 PM. More at www.artsdesignsociety.org.
FEB. 26. ADSO MONTHLY LUNCHEON AT THE ART CENTER, FORT WALTON BEACH
Join award-winning artist Priscilla Bonjour at 11:30 AM. She’ll talk about “Perseverance in Art.” Cost is $12 if you make your reservations by Monday, Feb. 17; after that, it’s $15. Call 850-244-1271 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEB. 29. ADSO MARDI GRAS CARNIVAL PARTY AT THE ART CENTER, FORT WALTON BEACH
From 4 to 6 PM, let the good times roll with games, New Orleans food, and live music by Beachcomber Music Awards Hall of Famer Bill Garrett. Admission is FREE, with a $5 charge for dinner and a cash donation for beverages. Dinner will include, AMong other things, red beans and rice, jambalaya, and King Cakes.
OPENS MARCH 1. TERRI WESTBROOK EXHIBIT AT THE COASTAL BRANCH LIBRARY, SANTA ROSA BEACH
Ms. Westbrook says, “I love making art. It is like meditation to me. I have decided to share my work with the world because I finally have enough confidence that enough people ‘get’ and appreciate what I make. I hope enjoy these pieces that come from my heart.” Meet the artist Saturday, March 7, from 3 to 5 PM.
Art Classes & Workshops
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