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...
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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....
By Ron Sandstead, owner Flutterby Antiques For an artist, creating is part of being. They don’t ask why, they just do. Fortunately for us, we live in a beautiful area and artists like living here. So, they paint what they see and we are better for it. Our Banner Art Project...
Artworx 2 kicks off this month, featuring wonderful new art by a selection of talented Emerald Coast artists from Navarre to Panama City. You are invited to mix and mingle with the artists at an opening celebration on Thursday, March 21 from 5-7 p.m. at Beachworx. Featured artists include...

Artworx @ Beachworx

The first season of ARTWORX @ BEACHWORX has been a success with 16 featured local artists. With the fresh atmosphere of the contemporary co-work space, the walls of BEACHWORX offer a perfect palette for a display of local color. The centrally located space offers an opportunity for a wide...

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