ECTC Wizard of Oz
Calling all ‘drama queens’ (and kings) from tots to teens to take the stage and take part in Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s (ECTC) Fall 2019 Theater Educational Programs. “We realize most of the schools in our community cannot offer the theater arts and so we are thrilled to be...
Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) names popular Destin artist, Kelly Pierre, the 2019 Festival of the Arts poster contest winner. Born and raised in Southern Louisiana, Kelly Pierre’s passion for arts sparked at a young age. As a child, Pierre spent a lot of his time sketching marine life...
Peggy Rowe
By Ron Sandstead, Flutterby Antiques on Main St. Creating art does not require a lot of tools or equipment. An artist can work with the simplest of things. Give them some charcoal, a hammer, a chisel, clay, tile, paint or even broken glass and they will make something beautiful. For...
Back by popular demand, Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center join forces, once again, to really rock the summer! For grades 2nd through 8th, choose from two week-long summer camps exploring theatre, music, and nature, all while exploring the dynamic and engaging E. O. Wilson...
Dill Beaty
By Ron Sandstead, Flutterby Antiques on Main St. There are many of us who believe that displaying art on the street can help change the way we feel about where we live. Personally, it makes me feel good — especially if that art is created by someone I know. With...
Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) has expanded its educational theater series for summer 2019 to include camps, classes and workshops that range from sessions on advanced audition techniques and improv “boot camp,” to fully staged productions of popular Disney musical blockbusters, Broadway tune showcases, hands-on Oscar-worthy film camp and...
By Ron Sandstead, Flutterby Antiques on Main St. What seems to really push artists is a desire to create. It is elemental. For them, it is like breathing. If you know an artist, you know what I mean. Their studio is their happy place and where they are truly “home.”...
By Ron Sandstead, Flutterby Antiques I love art – and artists. Their ability to paint what they see has always fascinated me. Many in my family are artists and I can admit to having a little of the genetic tendency — but nothing like what we are getting for our...
By Ron Sandstead, Flutterby Antiques Artists probably can’t tell you why they create. But, they know they feel good when they do it. Usually, they are creating for themselves. And when they are done with a piece of art, good or bad, there is a feeling of “YES, I did...
Mattie Kelly Arts
Recently, Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) Community Outreach impacted 5,700 children in Okaloosa and Walton Counties. The original touring productions, “The Snow Queen” and “The Reluctant Dragon,” by The Atlantic Coast Theatre (A.C.T.) for Youth, were experienced by 20 school groups and Boys and Girls Clubs in the area....

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