1087 East, E John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, FL 32578
Original oils, watercolors and acrylics, as well as prints and note cards by local artists. Art classes, supplies and custom framing available.
Arts and Design Society
17 First St SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Features art shows by local and regional artists. Open afternoons Tuesday through Saturday. Shows change monthly. Art classes and workshops in various media.
100 Beal Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 (three blocks off 98, across from Troy University)
Offers works for sale from local artists in all mediums. There are many award‑winning artists displayed in oil, acrylic, encaustic, collage, clay, handmade candles, and handmade jewelry designs in glass, leather and Victorian style. Studio space available for artists at reasonable rates. An outdoor area is also available for plein air painting or classes, with lighting and overhead covering. There will be classes offered for children and adults.
The Justin Gaffrey Gallery
21 Blue Gulf Dr, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Features the coastal contemporary paintings and sculptures of local artist Justin Gaffrey. Visit the gallery to browse through Justin’s coastal landscape, floral, and still‑life paintings or stroll through the sculpture garden to view the various welded steel sculptures. Justin is most recognized for his heavily textured, heavy bodied acrylic, palette knife paintings of the local landscape, florals, and wildlife. The Justin Gaffrey Gallery is located at 21 Blue Gulf Drive along Scenic highway 30A in Blue Mountain Beach. Visit justingaffrey.com or stop by the gallery Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM.
Mary Hong Gallery
26 Logan Ln, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Located in Grayton Beach (Shops of Grayton), Destin (next to Ulta and Michael’s), Nashville (4th and Union next to DoubleTree Hotel) and on Magazine Street in New Orleans. Mary Hong, the 2014 South Walton Artist of the Year, has been featured in over 10 publications and has appeared on Emeril’s Florida TV show and HGTV’s House Hunters. Mary’s take on glass art incorporates the use of repurposed glass on painted canvas. She and her team offer classes at The Shard Shop, located adjacent to or inside her gallery locations. Classes are offered four to five times a day, and there is an extensive retail section full of thousands of pounds of glorious glass and art kits to take your ShardWorx on the go. We host parties and team events, too. Grayton Beach gallery open seven days a week, 9:30 AM‑5 PM.
Mattie Kelly Art Galleries at Northwest Florida State College
100 E College Blvd, Niceville, FL 32578
The Arts Center Galleries at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville encompass two galleries showcasing 20 different international, national and regional exhibitions yearly, which are unique to this region. Viewing hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 AM to 4 PM.
Velia Lala Designs
310 Eglin Pkwy NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Features works from award‑winning Velia Lala as well as other local artists working in a multitude of mixed media. The Design Center is one of the few unique gift boutiques left in our area. As well as showcasing her art and that of others, Velia has a great selection of her art printed textile line, clothing and hand embellished jackets. Velia Lala Designs has expanded their offerings this year to include “The Art of Walls,” which is a form of creating faux finishes for those one of a kind special accent walls or entire room changes. The biggest part of the Design Center houses her two studio spaces where you’ll find Velia creating her own art as well as conducting ongoing art classes for the public.