Okaloosa Arts Alliance -Local Arts Agency For Okaloosa County


 Calendar


 ***PLEASE STAY SAFE AND CHECK WITH THE ARTIST OR ORGANIZATION FOR ALL EVENTS TO SEE IF THEY HAVE BEEN POSTPONED OR CANCELED!

Youth Village -  

Youth Village is a 501C3 non-profit organization located in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. We began in 1999 as an after-school program and summer camp for children in grades K-8.  We provide adult supervision during non-school hours in a safe, nurturing and encouraging environment that lends itself to the continued educational and social development of our youth. Since inception, we have served over 3,000 children!

We have now incorporated a pre-school for children ages 3-5 into our current program for students in grades K-8 and we are now a year-round, full-day program which is open from 7:00am-6:00pm Monday – Friday.  For more information, please see our website:  www.ouryouthvillage.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/


Heritage Museum- Check ongoing educational tours, Homeschool Fridays, and Heritage Alive Classes.  For more information go to https://heritage-museum.org/


The Grow Your Gift Conservatory of Music- The Conservatory targets middle and high school students, supporting band and choral directors to encourage students to continue in music education. Additionally, the Conservatory is the only institution of its kind, truly dedicated to only music performance education without the need to focus on sales to remain viable. To learn more about the music lesson opportunities go to https://www.growyourgiftmusic.com/music/


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 songbooks 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. 



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 the 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 the 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 the 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 the 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).



 ADSO Window Gallery Display:  To provide a convenient Art Gallery for the Community, the Arts and Design Society presents month-long free drive-by exhibits in their studio windows, facing First Street, Fort Walton Beach.  Office 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.



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April 1

​The Price Is Right Live™- is a sellout interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to “Come On Down” and play classic games made famous by the iconic network television show, The Price is Right™. Contestants can win cash, sought-after appliances, epic vacations, and, of course, a brand-new car by playing favorites like Plinko™, Cliffhangers™, The Big Wheel™, and the fantastic Showcase! Showing to sold-out audiences for more than a decade and counting, The Price Is Right Live™ has given away over 12 million dollars in cash and prizes to lucky audience members all across North America. For more information go to https://mattiekellyartscenter.org/event/the-price-is-right-live/

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April 8

Division Recital-Join the Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts of Northwest Florida State College for our Division Recital on April 8, 2022! These music recitals highlight students’ vocal and instrumental talents taking applied lessons and are free to attend.
The date and time of our final Honors Recital will be announced soon, where select students will perform.
Special thanks go to Tracy Mank, Division Recital Coordinator, and collaborative pianist.  More details at https://mattiekellyartscenter.org/event/division-recital-april-8-2022/

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April 10

​AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN- based on the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere and Debra Winger, is a breathtaking production that celebrates triumph over adversity and includes one of the most iconic and romantic endings ever portrayed on screen. Featuring the Grammy Award winning, #1 hit single ‘Up Where We Belong’, and a score based on the 1980’s catalog of music that gave voice to a generation, the live stage production is a new adaptation by multiple Tony Awards nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), based on the original screenplay by Douglas Day Stewart. The musical is directed by Scanlan with choreography by Patricia Wilcox (Motown, A Night with Janis Joplin). More details at https://mattiekellyartscenter.org/event/an-officer-and-a-gentleman/

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April 22 & 23

​Dance Facets-Join us for an extraordinary evening at Dance Facets 2022! Hosted by the Northwest Florida State College Department of Dance, Dance Facets is an annual dance concert that displays original choreography from NWFSCstudents, dance faculty, and guest choreographers. This year’s show features classical ballet, contemporary, jazz, and tap performances by NWFSC students and members of the community. Celebrate the creativity and talent of local dancers and choreographers while enjoying a great evening of dance performance. For more information go to https://mattiekellyartscenter.org/event/dance-facets-2022/2022-04-22/


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April 30
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK IN CONCERT
- Saturday, April 30, 2022,  at 7:30 p.m. at Destin Fort Walton Beach Convention Center
Tickets $29.50 - $55.00. Relive the magic on the silver screen with the original great adventure… Raiders of the Lost Ark… with John Williams’ epic score performed live to picture by Sinfonia Gulf Coast!
The year is 1936, and professor of archeology and “obtainer of rare antiquities” Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is tasked by U.S. Army Intelligence to recover the legendary Ark of the Covenant before it falls into the hands of the Nazis. Indy’s quest takes him to Nepal and Egypt, reuniting him with an old friend (John Rhys-Davies), an old foe (Paul Freeman), and an ex-flame (Karen Allen) who falls somewhere in between. Armed with his hat, whip and wits, our intrepid hero must face formidable enemies – and impossible odds – to save the day and the world.
Perfect for the entire family! family. Go to https://www.sinfoniagulfcoast.org/web/events.aspx for more information.