Youth Village - After School and summer program for 5 - 16 year olds. www.nelliesyouthvillage.org
Emerald Coast Theatre Company- Educational classes, performances, Adult classes, professional theatre and more. Details of the different shows and programs available at http://www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org/
Young Philosophers Society- Providing enrichment classes in music, arts, yoga, and academia. YPS practices inclusion - ALL children, regardless of learning styles, are welcome! For more information and a calendar of events go to https://www.facebook.com/youngphilosopherssociety/
The Crestview Public Library’s Writers Support Group meets 6-8p on the fourth Monday of every month. For more information, email Tami Kidd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Emerald Coast Chorus- (a men's chorus) invites guests, singers and those that just want to listen, to our weekly rehearsal. You are welcome to just listen or join in. We have guest song books and use the "buddy" system to help our guests as they sing with us. We meet every Thursday evening (7:00 pm) at the Shalimar United Methodist Church located at # 1 Old Ferry Rd, Shalimar, FL. Please contact 844-646-4377 for more information.
Painting With a Twist Ft Walton Beach- 850-226-7218 (studio) at 255 Miracle Strip Parkway SE; Suite B-8, FWB
Website: www.paintingwithatwist.com/fort-walton-beach; Email: email@example.com Painting with a Twist is a paint and party venue. Professional instructors show you and your friends how to paint a finished acrylic painting while enjoying a fun, entertaining BYOB evening. No experience required and it is OK to "wine" about it! Looks like painting...feels like a party!! Go to events calendar for upcoming events- http://www.paintingwithatwist.com/fort-walton-beach/calendar/
WEEKLY ADSO CLASSES / OPEN STUDIO- For further details visit the ADSO website at www.artsdesignsociety.org, or call 850-244-1271 during office hours (Tuesday-Friday, 12 noon-4 pm). The Arts and Design Society is located at 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL.
Clay and Pottery Open Studio-Monday and Wednesday, 9am-noon / Monday evening, 6:30pm-9pm; Monday/Wednesday morning Instructors: Pat Basque and Sherry Cooler Monday evening Instructor: Marcy Eady. Working with clay, hand building or wheel throwing.
Cost per session: Monday/Wednesday am: $12/Member; $15/ Non-Member Monday pm: $12/Member; $15 Non-Member Materials and firing included. Beginners welcome.
Oil Painting, Chiaroscuro technique Tuesday, 9 am - 1 pm; Instructor: Dale Gauvin; Using lights and darks, students learn to paint in the style of the Old Masters. Cost per month: $80/Member; $90/ Non-Member
Art Class for Children-Ages 6-12 Tuesday, 4-5:30 pm; Instructor: Marcy Eady-Using principles of basic drawing, painting, and sculpture, students learn about the master artists and their styles; media vary each week. Cost per month: $60/Member; $70/ Non-Member (All supplies included.)
Open Studio- Tues 7 – 9:30 PM, Friday 10 AM – 12:30 PM; We are continuing Open Studio Tuesday nights and Friday mornings. Members may work on all forms of art except clay, which is not permitted in Open Studio. Students planning to work on Tuesday nights should call Marcy Eady at 585-4967, up to 5:30 pm on Tuesday, to ensure access to studio. To access Open Studio on Friday mornings, participants MUST enter through the Office, not the Studio front door. Bring your own supplies and your own project and work with other artists. No instruction. Cost: $10 member/$12 non-member.
Photography Group(Meets in the Gallery), 3rd Wednesday of month, 6-8 pm All photographers from beginner to professional are welcome; the group's mission is to encourage fellowship and to provide a place where photographers may discuss and exhibit their work. Cost: N/A.
Book Study/Discussion Group- 1st & 3rd Thursday of month, 5-6 pm; Current discussion based on book “A Whack on the Head: How You Can Be More Creative,” by Roger van Oech. Cost: N/A.
Life Drawing, 1st & 3rd Thursday of month, 6 - 9 PM Hone your drawing skills with the human figure. Bring your pencils & paper. No instruction. Cost: $15 member / $18 non-member (May change depending on number of artists.) No photography is allowed.
Life Drawing / Life Painting session- 3rd Saturday 9 am–12:30 pm No instructor. Students bring their own materials and work in any drawing or painting media. No photography will be allowed. There are two models per session - one does short poses and the other does a single, long pose. Cost: $15 per single session, plus a tip for the model. ADSO members may purchase a discount card good for 4 sessions for $50 (available from Mike at session). Advance registration and payment is requested, by calling (244-1271) or going by the ADSO office, Tuesday-Friday, noon- 4 pm. For further information: Mike Radford (850-803-5707).
Poetry & Music Jam-The Crestview Public Library’s monthly open-mic for poets and musicians to read, perform, improvise and play together is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM. Everyone is welcome, even if you don't write poetry or play music. Free. Contact Esther at the Library 850-682-4432 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rick Sanders 850-585-6399 for more information. Robert L.F. Sikes Crestview Public Library -1445 Commerce Drive, Crestview, FL 32539
Stone Soup Third Thursday Poetry Jam, a monthly open-mic reading at LJ Schooners® Dockside Restaurant & Oyster Bar. Poets, writers and spoken word artists are invited to perform in our intimate marina setting where we also serve up appetizers and cold refreshments with a spectacular view of our beautiful NW Florida sunsets. Hosted by Esther Hurwitz, Poetry Coordinator at the Robert LF Sikes Library, and C.J. Hinely of LJ Schooners. Everyone is welcome, even if you don't write poetry or prose. Free. For more information, contact email@example.com, call the Marina at 850.897.2821 or check our website http://bluewaterbaymarina.com/schooners.
Window Gallery Display: -To showcase the work of local artists, the Arts and Design Society presents month-long exhibits in their studio windows, facing First Street, Fort Walton Beach. In September, the display for easy viewing features the art of Tuny Jennings, who works in mixed media, with an emphasis on color and texture. Her work, in folk art style, is limited to one subject--cats, who she feels are works of art in themselves. While the window art is available for viewing 24/7, office and gallery hours are 12 noon-4 pm, Tuesday-Friday, and the gallery, which is free to the public, is open also from 1 pm-4 pm, Saturday. The Art Center Gallery is located at 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach.
Call to Artists: Deadline, Saturday, September 21, 36th Northwest Florida Fair Fine Arts Show for Adults and Students; The Arts and Design Society is calling all artists to participate in the upcoming 36th Northwest Florida Fair Fine Arts Show September 24-September 28, open to all artists, in any medium. Cash awards. Artists must turn in works for the show on Friday, September 20, noon-5 pm, and Saturday, September 21, 9 am-noon. Entry fee for adults is $30/up to 5 pieces; high school and middle school students, $2/piece, up to 5 pieces. Judge for adult art is Stephen Phillips, Professor, Fine Arts, NWFSC. Location: C.H. Bull Rigdon Fairgrounds and Recreation Complex, 1958 Lewis Turner Blvd (Rt. 189), Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547. A copy of the entry form with details is available on the website: http://artsdesignsociety.org. For more information, call 850-582-1329.
Call to Artists: Deadline: Monday, September 30, “The Zodiac” Show -The Arts and Design Society is calling all artists to participate in their upcoming “The Zodiac” Show, open to all interested artists. All art, in any media, must contain at least one symbol of the Zodiac. Cash awards. Turn in work Saturday, September 28, 9 am-noon, Monday, September 30, 9 am-noon. The show runs October 1-11. A copy of the entry form with details is available on the ADSO Website: http://artsdesignsociety.org/ and in the Gallery. The Gallery is located at the Art Center, 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach. Phone: 244-1271.
September 3, 10, 17, 24
ADSO’s Art Classes for Home Schoolers Age 6-12; September 3, 10, 17, 24; Instructor, Marcy Eady; The Arts and Design Society is offering Art Classes for Home Schoolers, ages 6-12, on Tuesdays, 1:30-3 pm, on September 3, 10, 17, and 24. The instructor is Marcy Eady. Cost of the month is $60/members; $70/non-members. All supplies are included. Each class will explore a different medium or artist, emphasizing style, brush strokes, and color. For further information and to sign children up for this class series, visit the ADSO website at www.artsdesignsociety.org, or call 850-244-1271 during office hours (Tuesday-Friday, 12 noon-4 pm). The Arts and Design Society is located at 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL.
September 4- 27
ADSO’s “Assemblage” Show: September 4-September 27; Reception, September 6 From September 4 through September 27, the Arts and Design Society is hosting its “Assemblage” Show, featuring art that incorporates two or more unrelated objects in one artwork. A reception is scheduled for Friday, September 6, 6-8 pm. Both reception and gallery are free and open to the public. The Gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 pm, and Saturday, 1-4 pm, and is located at the Art Center, 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach. For more information, call 850-244-1271 or visit the Website at http://www.artsdesignsociety.org.
September 9, 16, 23, 30
ADSO Workshop: Painting With Loretta: September 9, 16, 23, 30; Instructor: Loretta Menendian; The Arts and Design Society is offering a four-class workshop on acrylic painting to all levels of acrylic artists wishing to improve techniques. The classes meet at the ADSO studio at 1-3 pm, on four Mondays in September: 9, 16, 23, and 30. Cost is $80/members; $90/non-members. Guided by award-winning professional artist Loretta Menendian, the students will paint subjects of their choice and may bring reference photos. A list of supplies is available at the ADSO office and on the ADSO website. For further information and to sign up for this workshop, visit the ADSO website at www.artsdesignsociety.org, or call 850-244-1271 during office hours (Tuesday-Friday, 12 noon-4 pm). The Arts and Design Society is located at 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL.
September 12 - October 10
24th Annual Concerts in the Village-
September 12 - Rust & Gold-The most authentic sounding tribute band to Neil Young and Crazy Horse capturing the essence of Neil Young's vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, and electric sound!
September 19 - Casey Kearney; Slow heart-felt ballads to upbeat crowd favorites and playful melodies, Casey is a fresh take on the country music scene!
September 21 - Saturday - Triggerproof; Back by popular demand, Triggerproof puts pop, rock and hip-hop through the musical blender to recreate both popular and classic radio-friendly hits that appeal to everyone!
September 26 - Emerald Coast Blues Brothers-The Blues Brothers enjoy making people smile and having a good time and will arrive in their movie authentic Bluesmobile!
October 3 - Deja Vu-Deja Vu delivers a wide range of music from Motown, R&B and Classic Rock though today's best hits with finesse and energy that leave audiences wanting more!
October 10 - Forrest Williams Band-Perennial local favorites, the Forrest Williams Band will cover a variety of music, blending an acoustic guitar and harmonica as they take the stage for the concert series finale!
Learn more at https://www.mattiekellyartsfoundation.org/events-concertsinthevillage.html
36th Northwest Florida Tri-County Fair Fine Arts Show and Reception (September 24 –September 28; Reception, September 22)
The 36th Northwest Florida Tri-County Fair Fine Arts Show, sponsored by the Arts and Design Society and the Northwest Florida Fair Board, is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24-Friday, September 27, 5 pm-10 pm; Saturday, September 28, 2 pm-10 pm. The Opening Reception for the Show is on Sunday, September 22, from 2 pm-4 pm. Artworks in every medium will be on display; high school and middle school art will be a special feature. There is no charge for the Reception or Show; both are open to the public. The Show is located at C.H. Bull Rigdon Fairgrounds and Recreation Complex (formerly The Northwest Florida Fairgrounds), 1958 Lewis Turner Blvd (Rt. 189), Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547. Phone 850-582-1329 for information.
ADSO Luncheon: Wednesday, September 25; Willem van Osnabrugge will be the speaker at the ADSO Luncheon on Wednesday, September 25. A scientist by profession, for 20 years van Osnabrugge has followed art as an avocation, including photography, drawing, watercolor, and pastels, leading to a national award for a pastel portrait. Currently concentrating on oil painting, he will demonstrate mixing any color from a limited palette of just five colors. Van Osnabrugge will be speaking at the Art Center Gallery, 17 First Street, Fort Walton Beach. The Luncheon, which is open to the public, will begin at 11:30. Cost of the luncheon is $12. Reservations must be made no later than Monday, September 23; cost of luncheon for reservations after that date is $15. Please send reservations request to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call ADSO at 850-244-1271.
ADSO’s Sip and Paint Class- September 26; Hannah Flynn, Instructor The Arts and Design Society offers a Sip and Paint Class with Hannah Flynn, on Thursday, September 26, 6:30-8:30 pm. Cost of the class is $35, members; $40, non-members. All supplies are included. The theme of this session is “Emerald Waves,” a vibrant seascape, of waves breaking on the beach. Students may bring their beverage of choice to enjoy while learning to paint with acrylics and enhance their skills. This class is offered once a month, with a variety of instructors, offering different perspectives and styles. For further information and to sign up for this workshop, visit the ADSO website at www.artsdesignsociety.org, or call 850-244-1271 during office hours (Tuesday-Friday, 12 noon-4 pm). The Arts and Design Society is located at 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL.
ADSO’s Urban Sketchers: Saturday, September 28; The Arts and Design Society’s Urban Sketchers will meet on Saturday, September 28, at 9 am, at Red Robin, in front of the Cordova Mall, Pensacola. Because of the heat, sketching will take place in the mall. Plans are for group to sketch for a few hours, then have lunch and discuss/share (or not) what they’ve drawn. The location of the next meeting will be decided at the lunch. For more information, contact Holly Bain, email@example.com.
Welcome to Watercolors! Workshop- Saturday, September 28; Instructor Natalia Light; Watercolorist Natalia Light will offer a workshop, Welcome to Watercolors!, for painters at all levels, at the Arts and Design Society, on Saturday, September 28, from 10 am-12:30 pm. Students will paint an abstract hydrangea bouquet in a multilayered technique. The monthly watercolor classes provide a great opportunity to brush up on watercolor skills and to explore new styles and techniques. Cost of the workshop is $20, members; $25, non-members. A supply list is published on the ADSO website and is available in the office, or students may buy supplies for $5 at each class. For further details and to sign up for this workshop, visit the ADSO website at www.artsdesignsociety.org, or call 850-244-1271 during office hours (Tuesday-Friday, 12 noon-4 pm). The Arts and Design Society is located at 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach.
Members of the German-American Club “Germania”- are planning their annual Oktoberfest on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 2:00 p.m. at their Clubhouse, 428 W Racetrack Road, Fort Walton Beach. As is traditionally served, they will provide Sauerkraut, Red Cabbage, Potato Salad, Rolls and of course, Bratwurst and dessert. Beverages are available. Cost for guests and friends is $10. We will also have the Occipinti Band helping with music, singing and dancing. For more information call Ursel Behnken at 651-8329.
ADSO’s “The Zodiac” Show: October 1-October 11- Reception, October 11; From August 6 through September 2, the Arts and Design Society is hosting its “The Zodiac” Show, featuring art, in any medium, that must contain at least one symbol of the Zodiac. A reception is scheduled for Friday, 11, 6-8 pm. Both reception and gallery are free and open to the public. The Gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 pm, and Saturday, 1-4 pm, and is located at the Art Center, 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach. For more information, call 850-244-1271 or visit the Website at http://www.artsdesignsociety.org.
ADSO Book Discussion Group: Thursday, October 3-The Arts and Design Society’s Book Discussion Group meets on Thursday, October 3, 5-6 pm, at the Clay Studio at the Art Center. The group is currently exploring history of art, using Jesse Bryant Wilder’s “Art History for Dummies.” For further information, call the ADSO office, at 244-1271. Cost: N/A. For further details, visit the ADSO website at www.artsdesignsociety.org. The Arts and Design Society is located at 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach.
Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstracts Workshop with David M. Kessler: October 4-6; Registration Deadline: September 4
The Arts and Design Society offers “Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstracts,” a workshop with David M. Kessler (www.davidmkessler.com) on Friday, October 4-Sunday, October 6, 9 am-4 pm. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: Wednesday, September 4.This workshop is for those who work in watercolor, acrylic, pastel, or oil, to understand the structure of abstract painting and to build on this to loosen up and paint more freely, applying these concepts to their own style of painting. Cost for the workshop is $320, members; $350, non-members. Students provide their own materials; supply list available in ADSO office, by email. Artist’s website: www.davidkessler.com. For further details and to sign up for this workshop, visit the ADSO website at www.artsdesignsociety.org, or call 850-244-1271 during office hours (Tuesday-Friday, 12 noon-4 pm). The Arts and Design Society is located at 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL.