Okaloosa Arts Alliance The official Local Arts Agency For Okaloosa County

OAA Grants Awarded

The Okaloosa Arts Alliance awarded two $1000 grants on Sunday to Emerald Coast Theatre Company and to Pyramid Inc.  Both organizations will be using the grant money toward their theater productions this year.


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​​Call To Artists-​​Okaloosa Arts & Culture Fest

 The Okaloosa Arts Alliance announce a call for artists and crafters for the annual Okaloosa Arts & Culture Fest, which will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the FWB Landing. The annual event features dozens of local artisans and craft vendors, food and beverages, live music and art performances. Free family activities, a silent auction will help raise funds for OAA and the Okaloosa County School Poster contest entries will be on display. 



Emerald Coast Concert Association Donates $12,000 to the Okaloosa Arts Alliance

The Okaloosa Arts Alliance (OAA) recently received a generous donation over $12,000 from the Emerald Coast Concert Association to support the Okaloosa Arts Alliance’s grant fund and events hosted by the Okaloosa Arts Alliance. The OAA will be awarding grants in January from the generous donation.  Grant applications will be available to all non-profit organizations and schools in Okaloosa County starting in November

with the grant application deadline being Dec 15, 2014. The Emerald Coast Concert Association has brought many wonderful concerts to
Okaloosa County over the past 50 years. The Okaloosa Arts Alliance greatly appreciates the Emerald Coast Concert Association generous donation that will enable other arts organizations and the OAA to host and promote arts and cultural events in Okaloosa County.

Florida Arts Tag

1. The money received through the tag program in Okaloosa County is used to give out grants to arts organizations, schools, and individual artists in Okaloosa County.
2. Each OAA member will receive a 10% discount at OAA events each year they renew their arts tag. 
3. You can easily renew your specialty tag each year online.
4. The FL Art Tag looks great and  shows that you support the Arts 

The money received through the tag program in Okaloosa County is used to give out grants to arts organizations, schools, and individual artists in Okaloosa County. For more information on the "State of the Arts" tag go to

OVAL Art Program

The OVAL Art program (Okaloosa Volunteer Art Lessons) is a series of lessons based on grade-appropriate art prints which have been selected by the School Board. The District also provides an OVAL manual. These lessons, about 30 minutes long each, are provided by volunteers who have been trained in the program. OVAL can be offered to grades K through 5. This is a fun way to work with children, helping them learn about art and artists, developing skills which will carry over into other academic areas, and giving them the confidence to enjoy art in museum and other settings. Please consider volunteering with OVAL! Email abaty@okaloosaarts.org for more information.

Board of Directors for 2015-2016

The Okaloosa Arts Alliance (OAA) announces the Board of Directors for 2015-2016. The Executive Board of Directors are: President- Bill Head, Chair of the Volunteer Committee, Vice President- Ken Hair with Children in Crisis, Treasurer- Susan Kneller, Chair of the OAA Grants Committee, and Secretary-Becky Belcher with the Arts & Design Society. The Board of Directors are: Keri Woods with Pyramid Inc, Nellie Bogar with the Youth Village, Demetrius Fuller with Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Ursel Behnken with the German Club, Jeanette Shires with the Mattie Kelly Arts Center of NWFL State College and NWFL Symphony Guild, Chris Manson with the Beachcomber, Jean Starkey with Stage Crafters, Gayle Vann, Chair of the Events Committee, James K Baughman, Sr, Author, Pat Federinko, Artist, and Bill Johnston with the Emerald Coast Pipes & Drums.