By Chris J. Ogle, Destin native and lifelong ocean lover If you happen upon local artist Harley Van Hyning, you will likely feel his artistic vibes immediately. His always smiling persona exudes a love for the ocean—especially surfing and fishing. Born and raised in the local area, Harley has found...
Performances are Thurs. through Sat. at 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays Warm your winter with some laughs by joining Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) for its romantic comedy, “Maytag Virgin.” This production will be on stage for two weekends, Feb. 20 (opening night) through March 1, and it...
Destin Banner Artist Debbie Prestwood
By Ron Sandstead, Flutterby Antiques Our Banner Art Project officially began a year ago when the City of Destin installed our first banners on Main Street. Since then, I have been blessed to meet and get to know an amazing variety of local artists. Because of their generosity, we are...
Destin Banner Art
The 2019 Banner Artists Auction will be held Jan. 18, 2020, 4 p.m., at La Paz Restaurant in Destin! 24 banner art originals from the first year of the Destin Banner Art Project will be auctioned! Artwork will be on display for one week beginning Jan. 11 with silent...
By Ron Sandstead, Flutterby Antiques Driving across the Marler Bridge into Destin and looking at our gorgeous emerald water and white sand is always a thrill, but difficult to describe. This is one of the reasons we have asked local artists to create art for our Destin Banners that reflects...
Thurs., Dec.12 (opening night) — Sat., Dec. 22 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Sunday 560 Grand Boulevard (upstairs) in Grand Boulevard Welcome back the fan favorites from “Pride and Prejudice” as ECTC presents “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.” The imagined sequel to “Pride and Prejudice” was adapted for stage by...
By Rita L. Sherwood Local artist Clint Eagar has won Artist of the Year for Safari Club International with his work entitled “Mountain Ram.” Raised in South Africa around Kruger National Park, Clint was around big game for most of his childhood and has deep roots and a love for...
Lynn Craft
By Ron Sandstead, Flutterby Antiques According to author Seth Godin, “Art is what we call the thing an artist does. It’s not the medium - or the oil - or the price - or whether it hangs on a wall - or if you eat it. What matters - what...

Kite Film Fest Nov. 9

The 4th annual Kite Film Fest will take place Saturday, Nov. 9th at Club LA in Destin. The mother/daughter team behind 850 Music & Entertainment, with the support from Rock Destin and Club LA, launched Kite Film Fest in 2016. “Our goal is to create an event to highlight the...
Marie Chapman
By Ron Sandstead, Flutterby Antiques Public art displays make a difference in how you feel about where you live. It doesn’t seem to matter whether they are murals, banners, mosaics or statues. It all makes for a prettier, more interesting city. There are many in Destin who believe in this...

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