​​​2017 Calendar



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 Phisophers 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 tamilynnkidd@gmail.com.


​​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: studio205@paintingwithatwist.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

Clay & Pottery Open Studio-
Mon and Wed 9 AM – 12 PM, Mon 6:30 – 9 PM Come in and have fun working with clay, hand building or wheel throwing. Beginners welcome.  Materials and firing included. Cost: Mon/Wed am - $10 member/$12 non-member, Instructor - Pat Basque Cost: Mon pm - $12 member/$15 non-member, Instructor - Marcy Eady

Art Class for Children A
ges 6-12-Tues 4 – 5:30 PM, Using the principles of basic drawing, painting and sculpture, students will learn about the master artists and their styles. Varying mediums will be used each week.  All supplies included. Cost per month: $60 member / $70 non-member; Instructor – Marcy Eady

Oil Painting - Chiaroscuro technique- 
Tues 9 AM – 1 PM Learn to paint as the old masters painted, with the lights and darks. Cost per month: $70 member / $85 non-member Instructor - Dale Gauvin

Watercolor Painting-
Thurs 9:30 AM – 12 PM Cost per month: $70 member / $85 non-member; Beginner through advanced.  Students bring their own supplies, list available in the office. Instructor - Pat Farwell

Open Studio-
Tues 7 – 9:30 PM, Friday 10 AM – 12:30 PM; Bring your own supplies and your own project and work with other artists. No instruction.  Cost: $5 member / $7 non-member. 

Photography Group (meets in the Gallery)-
3rd Wednesday of the month 7- 9 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. Attendance is free.

Life Drawing-
1st & 3rd Thursday 6 - 9 PM Hone your drawing skills with the human figure. Bring your pencils & paper. No instruction. 
Cost: $12 member / $15 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; 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). This is an open session, there is no instructor. There are two models per session - one does short poses and the other does a single, long pose.  Bring your own materials and work in any drawing or painting media you desire. No photography is allowed. Advance registration is requested; please call the office, (850) 244-1271.


​​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 6:30PM. Everyone is welcome, even if you don't write poetry or play music. Free. Contact Esther at the Library 850-682-4432 (ehurwitz@okaloosa.lib.fl.us) 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 stonesouppoetryjam@gmail.com, call the Marina at850.897.2821, 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 August, the art on display for easy viewing is that of Anne Johnston, who will be “Making Waves” with her acrylic art series. Additional information about these works is available in the Art Center office. 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: Wednesday, September 6, ADSO’s “Ruins” Show-The Arts and Design Society is calling all artists to participate in their upcoming “Ruins” Show, in which artwork, in any medium, will reflect the artist’s concept of ruins. Cash awards. Turn in work Tuesday, September 5, 1-4 pm; Wednesday, September 6, 9 am-12 noon. (Note turn in-dates, which are adjusted for Labor Day.) Entry fee is Members, $25, 2 pieces; Non-members, $35, 2 pieces. A copy of the entry form with details is available on the website:   http://artsdesignsociety.org/.  The gallery is located at the Art Center, 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach.  Phone: 244-1271.


Call to Artists: Deadline, Saturday, September 23, 34th Northwest Florida Fair Fine Arts Show for Adults and Students-The Arts and Design Society is calling all artists to participate in the upcoming 34th Northwest Florida Fair Fine Arts Show September 26-September 30, open to all artists, in any medium. Artists must turn in works for the show on Friday, September 22, noon-5 pm, and Saturday, September 23, 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, Assistant 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.


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August 1-September 1

ADSO’s "First Impressions,” Opening Reception and Gallery Show: August 1-September 1, 2017 (Reception, Friday, August 4)-Opening reception for the Arts and Design Society's show, “First Impressions,” is scheduled for Friday, August 4, from 6 pm to 8 pm. The exhibition features work depicting the artists’ interpretation of any of the Impressionist painters. The show begins August 1 and runs through September 1. Gallery hours are 12 noon-4 pm, Tuesday-Friday, and 1 pm - 4 pm, Saturday. Admission to the reception and the gallery is free and open to the public. The Art Center Gallery is located at 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach. For more information, call 850-244-1271 or visit the Website at http://artsdesignsociety.org

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August 3, 10, 17, 24, 3

ADSO Workshop : A Journey in Watercolor Painting, Instructor, Carol Dickson, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (Thursdays)  Carol Dickson will offer a course, A Journey in Watercolor Painting, at the Arts and Design Society, on all Thursdays in August (3, 10, 17, 24, 31), from 9:30 am-12 noon. The students, at all levels, will explore painting various subjects, using different techniques each week. Students bring their own supplies. Cost of the course is $110, members; $130, non-members.   For further details, the supply list, 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. Artist’s website: www.CarolDicksonCreations.com.
Painting “My Secret Lagoon” Part 2,

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August 11

Paint and sip at HH Arts, August 11,  6-8 pm-Janette Thomas will offer a part 2 of  “My Secret Lagoon” Paint and Sip class, with a variation.  The date will be August 11, Friday, 6-8 pm at HH Arts.  All supplies are included for only $35. You bring your own sip , apron and go home with a beautiful piece of your own art.  Janette, originally from New York, is an award winning artist who showcases her works at HH Arts and the Emerald Coast  FWB African American Art group.   Space is limited and promises, her first class filled up within a week,so make your reservations now. Contact HH Arts on facebook or call Janette at 850 499-2354. Payment is due by August 4.   HH Arts is located at 100 Beal Parkway SW, Fort Walton Beach 32548.

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August 24

Act4Murder - Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
Location: La Paz
Address: 950 Gulf Shore Drive, Destin, Florida - (850) 862-2885 (Act4Murder)
Price: $34.95 per person. Price includes dinner and show.
Show: A MEDLEY FOR MURDER
Website for show, seating and menu information, online reservations and V.I.P. packages: www.act4murder.com

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August 26

Figure Drawing Series, Foreshortening, with Heather Clements, Saturday, August 26 (Registration deadline, August 23) Heather Clements will offer a class in her figure drawing series, Foreshortening, at the Arts and Design Society on Saturday, August 26, 9 am-12:30 pm. Registration deadline is August 23.  Cost of the workshop is $40, members; $45, non-members, including live model fee (tips encouraged). In this class, students will learn how to measure and compare to create a convincing foreshortened figure. Students bring their own supplies.  For further details, including supply list, and to sign up for this workshop, visit the ADSO website at www.artsdesignsociety.org, or call 850-244-1271during office hours (Tuesday-Friday, 12 noon-4 pm). The Arts and Design Society is located at 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL. Instructor’s site: www.heatherclementsart.com.


August 26, 2017
Act4Murder - Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
Location: Samuel’s Roadhouse
Address: 114 John King Road, Crestview, Florida - (850) 862-2885 (Act4Murder)
Price: $38 per person. Price includes dinner, show, tax and tip.
Show: PIRATES, LIES, AND MAIL-ORDER BRIDES
Website for show, seating and menu information, online reservations and V.I.P. packages: www.act4murder.com

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August 31
Act4Murder - Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Location: Fudpucker’s on the Island
Address: 1318 Miracle Strip Parkway, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida - (850) 862-2885 (Act4Murder)
Price: $49.95 per person. Price includes dinner and show.
Show: PIRATES, LIES, AND MAIL-ORDER BRIDES
Website for show, seating and menu information, online reservations and V.I.P. packages: www.act4murder.com
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September 7-29

ADSO’s "Ruins,” Opening Reception and Gallery Show: September 7-September 29, 2017 (Reception, Friday, September 15)-Opening reception for the Arts and Design Society's show, “Ruins,” is scheduled for Friday, September 15, from 6 pm to 8 pm. The exhibition features work depicting the artists’ concept of ruins. The show begins September 7 and runs through September 15. Gallery hours are 12 noon-4 pm, Tuesday-Friday, and 1 pm - 4 pm, Saturday. Admission to the reception and the gallery is free and open to the public. The Art Center Gallery is located at 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach. For more information, call 850-244-1271 or visit the Website athttp://artsdesignsociety.

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September 9

ADSO Fundraiser Workshop: Portrait Technique, Instructor George Brandon, September 9-George Brandon, master portrait artist, will offer a workshop in charcoal portraits at the Arts and Design Society on Saturday, September 9, 9 am-12:30 pm, as a fundraiser for ADSO. Cost of the workshop is $40, members; $45, non-members. All supplies included. Students will learn valuable techniques using charcoal to complete a portrait. Suitable for beginner/advanced.  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.  Instructor’s site: www.heatherclementsart.com

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September 23

The Panhandle Harmony Festival-23 September, 2017, 7:00pm; Rocky Bayou Baptist Church, 2401 Partin Drive, Niceville.  The show is the conclusion of a weekend musical workshop that has been held annually for 29 years.  The event, organized by the Fort Walton Beach Emerald Coast Chorus, provides excellent coaching for singers of all levels and ages.  Men and Women choruses and quartets, including young men and young ladies from Niceville High School are able to attend.  (The Emerald Coast Chorus, a non-profit men’s singing organization, supports the Niceville students attending the event.)  The show will conclude with a Finale-In-the-Round.  Over 250 singers will surround the audience for the show’s final song.
Come and experience the joy of all these people using their voices to make beautiful music without musical accompaniment.  The cost is $15.00 per person.  Tickets may be purchased from any Emerald Coast Chorus member, Bayou Book store in Niceville or at the door.  For more information about the event or the Emerald Coast Chorus, please call our toll free number (844) 746-4377.

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September 28-30

Kevin Tobin, Golden Acrylics Workshops: September 28-September 30 Kevin Tobin, Golden Paints Artist, will again offer a series of classes in acrylics, suitable for all levels, this time on printmaking, from Thursday, September 28, through Saturday, September 30, at ADSO’s Art Center. These classes include Thursday’s free demo, showcasing Golden products, with many giveaways; and a two-part workshop, Print, Press, and Mono-Print (cost, Members/$130; Non-members/$145). Class hours are Thursday, 6-8 pm; Friday, 10 am-3 pm; Saturday, 9 am-noon. Registration must be made in advance, including for the free demo.  Golden paints and mediums will be provided, though students are asked to bring some supplies. For a list of these and more information, see the ADSO Website atwww.artsdesignsociety.org, or call 850-244-1271 during office hours, Tuesday-Friday, 12 noon-4 pm. The Art Center is located at 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach.















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