2018 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 the 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


Crestview Libray- The Oculus Rift with Touch is a virtual reality system that is capable of running simulations, games, instructive applications, and Google Tilt Brush.  Google Tilt Brush is a program that allows artists to paint and sculpt with impossible elements in virtual reality. Though one can utilize traditional mediums such as oils, pen, or even paper, the true excitement comes from sculpting with virtual fire, electricity, or even snowflakes. This program could be used recreationally or constructively to exercise three dimensional skill sets.  We are offering reserved spots Tuesdays 2-7 PM with an appointment by phone call or email to eruff@okaloosa.lib.fl.us.

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 February, the art on display for easy viewing is the work of the students of award-winning clay artist and instructor Marcy Eady. 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: Saturday, February 3, ADSO’s “Something Human” Show-The Arts and Design Society is calling all artists to participate in their upcoming “Something Human” Show, in which artwork, in any medium, will depict anything about the human figure. Cash awards. Turn in work Saturday, February 3, 1-4 pm; Monday, February 5, 9 am-12 noon. 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 Thursday, February 8, 2018, 59th Annual Beaux Arts Exhibition; The Arts and Design Society is inviting all artists to submit works for the 59th Annual Beaux Arts Exhibition, hosted by The Meridian at Westwood and sponsored by the Arts and Design Society. Registration is in the Atrium of The Meridian at Westwood, 1001 Mar Walt Drive, Fort Walton Beach, 32547, on Thursday, February 8, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon. Entry fee is $25, members; $35, non-members, with a limit of two entries. Cash awards. The exhibition runs from Friday, February 9, through Sunday, February 11, 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.


Call to artists: Deadline: Monday, March 5, ADSO’s “That Old Refrain” Show The Arts and Design Society is calling all artists to participate in their upcoming “That Old Refrain” Show, in which artwork, in any medium, will be inspired by a line from a song or poem. That line must be the title of the work. Cash awards. Turn in work Saturday, February 3, 1-4 pm; Monday, February 5, 9 am-12 noon. 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.

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January 9- Feb 2

ADSO Members' Art Show: January 9-February 2-From January 9 through February 2, 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 12, 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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February 3

Grease-Sing-A-Long- February 3, 2018 Mainstage, $15.00.  From the Producers of the smash hit Sing-a-long Sound of Music. This fully interactive screening of the classic film with on-screen subtitles is “The one that you want".  http://mattiekellyartscenter.org/EventsAll.cfm 


Workshop: LAZERTRAN on ACRYLICS, with Linda Kernick- Saturday, February 3; As a fundraiser for the Arts and Design Society, Linda Kernick will offer a workshop on Lazertran on Acrylics on Saturday, February 3, 9 am-noon. Lazertran is a product designed for water transfer of images onto a number of surfaces to enhance artwork. Theme of the class is Bicycles. Cost of the class will be $55 for members; $65 for non-members, which includes cost of supplies. Students are asked to bring brushes and a container for water.  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.

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February 6,13,20, 27

Watercolor Workshop, February 6, 13, 20, 27; Instructor, Pat Farwell; Pat Farwell will offer a one-month workshop in Watercolor at the Arts and Design Society on all Tuesdays in February: 6, 13, 20, and 27, from 1 to 4 pm. Cost of workshop is $80, members; $90, non-members; students sign up for the entire workshop. The workshop is designed for beginner through intermediate. Students will bring their own supplies; a list is available in the ADSO office, by email. 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.

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February 6-16

ADSO’s “Something Human” Show: February 6-16; Reception, February 9. From February 6 through February 16, the Arts and Design Society is hosting its “Something Human” Show, featuring works, in any medium, depicting anything about the human figure. A reception is scheduled for Friday, February 9, 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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February 7

Nugget & Fang- ArtsPower’s colorful new musical tells the story of Nugget, a minnow, and Fang, a shark, who get along swimmingly — until Nugget’s first day of minnow school. There, Nugget learns that minnows are supposed to be afraid of sharks! To regain Nugget’s trust, Fang takes desperate and hilarious measures. Nothing goes as planned. Fang is moping in deep waters when he notices that Nugget and his minnow schoolmates are caught up in some big trouble (and one very big net). Holy mackerel! Can Fang save the day and prove he’s a true friend? Performances: 9:45 & 11:30 am  Contact Suzanne Flood at 729-6065 or flooda2@nwfsc.edu for reservations and tickets

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February 8

Sip and Paint Class, February 8, Pat Z. Roberts, Instructor; The Arts and Design Society offers a Sip and Paint Class with Pat Z. Roberts on Thursday, February 8, 6:30-8:30 pm. Cost of the class is $35, members; $40, non-members. This month’s subject is a handsome crab. All supplies are included. Students may bring their beverage of choice to enjoy while learning to paint, or enhance their skills, with acrylics. This class is offered once a month, with Pat Z. Roberts and Marcy Eady alternating as instructors. 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.



Viking Knit Weaving, February 8, 12-2 pm:Teddie Ciudad-Real will teach the Ancient Weaving technique Viking Knit on Thursday February 8, 12- 2 pm.  The technique uses fine wire resulting in a chain that can be used a variety of ways, including necklaces or bracelets.  In class you will learn the basics. The cost is $30 and includes all materials necessary. Reservations and prepayment are requested by Tuesday February 7.  Please call Helen 859 218-2155 or email Teddiec@mac.com.  HH Arts is located at 100 Beal Parkway SW, Fort Walton Beach 32548.

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February 9-11

59th Annual Beaux Arts Exhibition: February 9-11 (Reception, Sunday, February 11). The Arts and Design Society presents the 59th Annual Beaux Arts Exhibition, hosted by the Meridian at Westwood and sponsored by the Arts and Design Society. The exhibition, located in the Meridian at Westwood atrium, runs from Friday, February 9, 5-8 pm; Saturday, February 10, 10 am-6 pm; and Sunday, February 11, 1 pm-4 pm. A reception and silent art auction will be held from 2 pm to 4 pm on Sunday, with awards to be given at 3:30 p.m. Artists in a widespread area compete for prizes in this annual event. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. The Meridian at Westwood is located at 1001 Mar Walt Drive, Fort Walton Beach. For further information, visit www.artsdesignsociety.org or call 850-582-1329, the event Chairman.

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February 10

NFSO Piano Recital - Tzu-Yin Huang-Tyler Recital Hall, $20.00; Tzu-Yin Huang received her degrees from National Taiwan Normal University, and the University of Michigan as a student of Louis Nagel and Logan Skelton. She has won numerous competitions including University of Michigan Concerto Competition and most recently the Hastings (UK) and Wideman (LA) International Competitions which has led to performances in England and throughout the United States, www.mattiekellyartscenter.org


Our 2nd Artist Gallery Day February 10: Saturday, February 10, HH Arts hosts “Artist Gallery Day”.  Doors open 10 am.  Various artists will be demonstrating how they create their works.  Lots of fun, refreshments and one a kind items will be available.  Come down and enjoy the atmosphere of the number 1 gallery in Fort Walton Beach.  HH Arts is located at 100 Beal Parkway SW, Fort Walton Beach 32548.

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February 13 & 14
Singing Valentines-
Greater Fort Walton Beach area;  2 songs, a rose, and Lindor candy on:  Feb 13 and 14, 2018. Cost:  $50.00
Reservations: toll-free 844-474-6437 or online www.emeraldcoastchorus.org  Reservations are available starting 1 Jan, 2018.
The quartet will go to homes, businesses, etc. within the Greater Fort Walton Beach area to sing songs to your special person.   Reservations are on a first come, first served basis

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February 15

Act4Mystery - Dinner Theater to DIE for!
Location: La Paz Destin
Address: 950 Gulf Shore Drive, Destin, FL - (850) 862-2885 (Act4Mystery)
Price: $34.95 per person. Price includes dinner and show.
Show: KNOCK ‘EM DEAD
Website for information: www.act4mystery.com

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February 15
Valentine Couples Paint Night
; February 16, 6:30 – 8:30 pm: HH Arts, with award winning artist Pat Roberts, will be hosting a Couples Paint Night, celebrating Valentines Day on Friday February 16.  You and your partner will paint a companion piece  representing Florida palms, as pictured. The cost is $55 per couple, all supplies included.  There will be refreshments and you supply your “sip” of choice. Reservations & payment  are required by February 13.  Please contact Helen at 850 218-2155 or email hch45@cox.net.  Payment is cash or check only.  HH Arts is located at 100 Beal Parkway SW, Fort Walton Beach  32548.

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February 17
Act4Mystery - Dinner Theater to DIE for!

Location:  Samuel's Roadhouse
Address:  114 John King Road, Crestview, FL - (850) 862-2885 (Act4Mystery)
Price:  $38 per person.  Price includes dinner, show, tax and tip.
Show: KNOCK ‘EM DEAD
Website for information, online reservations and V.I.P. packages: www.act4mystery.com

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February 20-March 2

Van Porter Student Art Show and Reception:  February 20-March 2, Reception: Thursday, February 22, The Arts and Design Society will host the annual Van Porter Student Art Show February 20-March 2. The exhibit showcases outstanding 8th grade and 12th grade art work. A reception is scheduled for Thursday, February 22, 5-7 pm. The public is invited to help support upcoming young artists by visiting the Art Center Gallery at 17 First Street, SE, Fort Walton Beach. Admission to the reception and Gallery is free. The Gallery is open 12 noon-4 pm, Tuesday-Friday, and from 1 pm - 4 pm, Saturday. For further information, visit the ADSO website at www.artsdesignsociety.org, or call 850-244-1271.

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February 23

 Annual Show - Songs of Stage and Screen-  Village Baptist Church, 101 Mathews Blvd, Destin Florida;  7:00 pm; Cost:  $20.00 Tickets, call toll free 844-474-6437, online:  www.emeraldcoastchorus.org.  Celebrating 40 years the Emerald Coast Chorus presents it annual show on 23 Feb, 2018 at the Village Baptist Church, 101 Mathews Blvd., Destin Florida 23541 starting at 7:00 pm.  The show will feature Main Street, the 2017 International Champion Quartet of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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February 28

ADSO Luncheon: February 28; David Boone will be the speaker at the ADSO Luncheon on Wednesday, February 28. Boone, who began his art studies at the age of twelve, under noted Florida artist Ralph Bagley, and has worked primarily in oils, will discuss painters of the Impressionist Period. He will review the historical timing, techniques, and materials that made Impressionism possible.  Boone 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, February 26; 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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March 1 & 2

ADSO Workshop: Abstract Seascape, Acrylic Workshop with Farideh Peacock, March 1 & 2. Farideh Peacock will offer a two-day acrylic workshop, at the Arts and Design Society, on Thursday, March 1, and Friday, March 2, 9 am-1 pm. The workshop will focus on balance and contrast to create an abstract seascape painting. There will be critique at the end of each day. Cost of the two-day class is $110/members; $130, non-members; students will provide their own supplies. Peacock's art education began in England and continued in the United States, where she obtained a BFA from the Herron School of Art, Indiana University, and then became a faculty member of the Indianapolis Art Center.  For supply list, 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 Artist’s website: www.faridehpeacock.com.
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March 3
Classical Connections feat. Violinist Corinne Stillwell-
Grace Lutheran Church, Destin, Florida, Saturday, 3 March 2018 - 7:30 PM The final concert of the Silver Sands Premium Outlet's Classical Connections Series welcomes violinist Corinne Stillwell to perform alongside Sinfonia's principal musicians. Stillwell, who is on faculty at both Florida State University and the Brevard Music Festival, joins us as guest concert master on Copland's "Appalachian Spring" (13-instrument version) and Mendelssohn's "Octet" and will be the featured soloist on Piazzolla's "Las Cuatro estaciones porteñas" (The Four Seasons). The superb acoustics in Grace Lutheran Church will be the pitch perfect backdrop for this performance.  
**PLEASE NOTE: This venue is open seating within each of the Preferred & Choice sections. There are no assigned seats.

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March 8

Sip and Paint Class, March 8, Marcy Eady, Instructor-The Arts and Design Society offers a Sip and Paint Class with Marcy Eady, on Thursday, February 8, 6:30-8:30 pm. Cost of the class is $35, members; $40, non-members. All supplies are included. Students may bring their beverage of choice to enjoy while learning to paint, or enhance their skills, with acrylics. This class is offered once a month, with Pat Z. Roberts and Marcy Eady alternating as instructors. 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. 

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March 9-11

Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstracts Workshop with David M. Kessler: March 9-11  Registration Deadline: February 9, 4 pm CT; The Arts and Design Society offers “Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstracts,” a workshop with David M. Kessler (www.davidmkessler.com) on Friday, March 9-Sunday, March 11, 9 am-4 pm.DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS FRIDAY, February 9.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 $250, members; $280, 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.

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March 31
Sinfonia Gala Event: Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN at the Symphony
-Emerald Coast Convention Center, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida
Saturday, 31 March 2018 - 7:30 PMSinfonia Gulf Coast brings the world premiere of America’s most beloved movie musical to the Emerald Coast. Gloriously restored and projected on the Big Screen, with unforgettable performances by Shirley Jones and Robert Preston, Meredith Willson’s brilliant songs and score will be performed live by Sinfonia Gulf Coast in their exhilarating and spectacular original Oscar-winning orchestrations by the legendary Ray Heindorf. Conducted by Emmy winner, and five-time Emmy nominee George Daugherty. 






 














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