Wine & Music Tickets- Jan 25, 2020

Okaloosa Arts Alliance The official Local Arts Agency For Okaloosa County

2020 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 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 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- 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 (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 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 January, the Window Gallery of the Arts & Design Society is highlighting the work of Wally Ratcliffe, a resident of Fort Walton Beach and aspiring artist. Her works include acrylic and watercolor paintings as well as mixed media and collage pieces.  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 Monday, January 27, “Drunk on Love” Show -The Arts and Design Society is calling all artists to participate in their upcoming “Drunk on Love” Show, open to all interested artists. All art, in any media, must reflect the crazy things folks do for love. Cash awards. Turn in work Saturday, January 25, 1-4 pm; Monday, January 27, 9 am-noon. The show runs January 28-February 19. 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.


Call to Artists: Deadline Thursday, February 20, 2020, 61st Annual Beaux Arts Exhibition-The Arts and Design Society is inviting all artists, 18 years of age or older, to submit works for the 61st Annual Beaux Arts Exhibition, to be held at the Arts and Design Society Gallery. Registration is on Thursday, February 20, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon at the Gallery. Entry fee is $25, members; $35, non-members, for two entries; an additional entry may be made for $5, with a limit of three entries total. Cash awards. The exhibition runs from Friday, February 21, through Sunday, February 23, with a reception and silent auction on Sunday, 2-4 pm. For further information and entry form, visit www.artsdesignsociety.org or call 850-582-1329 (Hanna Joensuu, Show Chairman) for inquiries.


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Jan 4

Paramount’s Laser Spectacular: The Music of Pink Floyd- at 7:30 Celebrating 50 years of Pink Floyd; Paramount’s Laser Spectacular has become a cult classic, presenting the music of Pink Floyd, as you’ve never seen before. Surrounded by walls of concert quality sound, Laser Spectacular carries listeners away on a mind-expanding journey driven by cutting-edge effects, high-powered lasers, hi-def, large screen video projection and special lighting effects. Your senses are confronted with an array of visual displays, choreographed to the soundtrack during this spectacular Laser Light Show.  More details at https://mattiekellyartscenter.org/events/

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Jan 7-24

ADSO’s Membership Show: January 7-January 24; Reception: January 10; From January 7 through January 31, the Arts and Design Society is hosting an exhibition of its members' work, including all media and all subjects, a chance for members to show off their favorite works. A reception is scheduled for Friday, January 10, 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.

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Jan 15

ADSO’s Pottery with Purpose Workshop, January 15, Instructor: Charlotte Snyder; The Arts and Design Society offers a class in pottery on January 15, from 5:30-7:30 pm. Cost of each session, which includes materials and firing, is $17, member; $20, non-member. Part of a series of classes, each class will feature a new project and will be geared to teaching basic pottery skills for beginners and those who wish to brush up their skills in a fun environment, geared to an enjoyable evening. For further information and to sign up for each class, 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.

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Jan 16

ADSO Book Discussion Group-Thursday, January 16; The Arts and Design Society’s Book Discussion Group meets on Thursday, January 16, 5-6 pm, at the Clay Studio at the Art Center. The group is currently exploring the 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.

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Jan 22

ADSO Luncheon: Wednesday, January 22-Nick Smith, incoming President of the Arts and Design Society, will be the speaker at the ADSO Luncheon on Wednesday, January 22. Smith works as an artist, art critic and filmmaker. His career has run the gamut from making BBC nature documentaries to reinterpreting the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey for a Scottish art exhibition. He will discuss the connections between writing, art and film, and how they can help to fuel and maintain creativity. Smith is the President of ADSO and a founding committee member of Emerald Coast Filmmakers.  He will give his talk at the Art Center Gallery, 17 First Street, Fort Walton Beach.   Smith, President of ADSO and a founding committee member of Emerald Coast Filmmakers, will give his talk 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, January 20; cost of luncheon for reservations after that date is $15. Please send reservations request to: adsorsvp@gmail.com or call ADSO at 850-244-1271.

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Jan 24

ADSO’s Introduction to Fiber Arts: Felting, January 24     Instructor, Jenn Dennis; The Arts and Design Society offers a Fiber Arts Class, Felting, on Friday, January 24, with Instructor Jenn Dennis, from 5:30-8:30 pm. Cost of class is $35, members; $40, non-members. This includes most supplies, but students need to bring some basic tools. A list is available online or at the office. Participants will make a fiber arts piece in the impressionist style in wet felting technique and learn about wet felting and various techniques to create artworks with loose wool fibers. They will lay out a design based on a picture. The theme for this class is "Field of Wildflowers," or students may work on a design of their choice (bring a picture).  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.


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Jan 25


Welcome to Watercolors! Workshop:  Saturday, January 25; 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, January 25,  from 10 am-12:30 pm. Students will paint a lighthouse with greenery around it and learn how to depict a bright sunlight in watercolors. 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. These monthly watercolor classes provide a great opportunity to brush up on watercolor skills and to explore new styles and techniques. 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.​


Annual Music & Wine-  Join us this Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 3:00pm until 5:00pm for the 12th Annual Music & Wine at The Twisted Grape located at 1193 B Eglin Parkway in Shalimar.   Join friends and art supporters by attending this annual event that offers wine, food by The Twisted Grape, live entertainment including the Emerald Coast Barbershop Chorus and drawings including chances to win tickets to upcoming events at Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, NWFL Ballet and more.

Reservations are not required, but can be made online at www.okaloosaarts.org or by contacting Amy at amybaty1@gmail.com or 850-499-8335; tickets are one for $30 or two for $50.  Tickets can be purchased online or can be paid at the door by cash, check or credit card.  Your ticket covers entry to the event, a food buffet and one glass of wine and one chance to win tickets to an upcoming event. Additional wine and food options will be available for an additional cost.  More information about the Twisted Grape can be found at www.twistedgrapewinebar.com.  All proceeds will benefit the Okaloosa Arts Alliance.  







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Jan 28- Feb 19

ADSO’s “Drunk on Love” Show: January 28-February 19; Reception, January 30; From January 29 through February 19, the Arts and Design Society is hosting its “Drunk on Love” Show, featuring art, in any medium, that must reflect the crazy things folks do for love. A reception is scheduled for Friday, January 31, 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.

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Feb 5

ADSO’s Pottery with Purpose Workshop, February 5; Instructor: Charlotte Snyder-The Arts and Design Society offers a class in pottery on Wednesday, February 5, from 5:30-7:30 pm. Cost of the session, which includes materials and firing, is $17, member; $20, non-member. The project for this session is a Coil Pot. Part of a series of classes, each class features a new project and will be geared to teaching basic pottery skills for beginners and those who wish to brush up their skills in a fun environment, geared to an enjoyable evening.  For further information and to sign up for each class, 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.
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 Feb 6
ADSO Book Discussion Group:
Thursday, February 6-The Arts and Design Society’s Book Discussion Group meets on Thursday, February 6, 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.