The Okaloosa Arts Alliance (OAA) announces its new Board of Directors for 2014-2015. The Executive Board of Directors are: President-Keri Woods with Pyramid Inc., Vice President- Ken Hair with Children in Crisis , Treasurer-Susan Kneller, Chair of the OAA Grants Committee, and Secretary-Becky Belcher with the Arts and Design Society. The Board of Directors are: Nellie Bogar with the Youth Village, Demetrius Fuller with Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Ursel Behnken with the German Club, Delores Merrill with the Mattie Kelly Arts Center of NWFL State College and NWFL Symphony Guild, Chris Manson with the Beachcomber, Jean Starkey with Stage Crafters, Gayle Vann, Events Chair, Bill Head, Volunteer Chair, Ann Abell with The Painting Vine, James K Baughman, Sr, Author, Pat Federinko, Artist, and Bill Johnston with the Emerald Coast Pipes & Drums.
FOUR REASONS TO GET YOUR FL ARTS TAG TODAY:
1. The money received through the tag program in Okaloosa County is used to give out grants to arts organizations, schools, and individual artists in Okaloosa County.
2. Each OAA member will receive a 10% discount at OAA events each year they renew their arts tag.
3. You can easily renew your specialty tag each year online.
4. The FL Art Tag looks great and shows that you support the Arts
The money received through the tag program in Okaloosa County is used to give out grants to arts organizations, schools, and individual artists in Okaloosa County. For more information on the "State of the Arts" tag go to http://florida-arts.com/getinvolved/artsplate/
Okaloosa Arts Fest Call to Artists
The Okaloosa Arts Alliance announces a call for artists and crafters for the Okaloosa Arts Fest, which will be held on Saturday April 18, 2015 from 11:00am to 6:00pm at Destin Commons. The event will be hosted by Destin Commons to benefit the Okaloosa Arts Alliance. The event is a free, family friendly event that will feature artists and artwork from around the Emerald Coast. In addition, there will be live entertainment on the stage and free family hands on activities. For more information, please contact Amy at email@example.com or 850-499-8335.
OAA Awards Grants
The Okaloosa Arts Alliance (OAA) is awarding five grants of $800 each to the following -Wright Elementary School for their after school art classes, Fort Walton Beach High School Theatre for their production of Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr, Emerald Coast Theatre Company for their production of The Jungle Book For Kids, Mattie Kelly Arts Center at NWF State College for their Children’s Theatre Series and Children in Crisis for painting classes.
Emerald Coast Concert Association Donates $12,000 to the Okaloosa Arts Alliance
The Okaloosa Arts Alliance (OAA) recently received a generous donation over $12,000 from the Emerald Coast Concert Association to support the Okaloosa Arts Alliance’s grant fund and events hosted by the Okaloosa Arts Alliance. The OAA will be awarding grants in January from the generous donation. Grant applications will be available to all non-profit organizations and schools in Okaloosa County starting in November
with the grant application deadline being Dec 15, 2014. The Emerald Coast Concert Association has brought many wonderful concerts to
Okaloosa County over the past 50 years. The Okaloosa Arts Alliance greatly appreciates the Emerald Coast Concert Association generous donation that will enable other arts organizations and the OAA to host and promote arts and cultural events in Okaloosa County.