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...

Banner Artists Highlight

By Ron Sandstead, Flutterby Antiques Our Emerald Coast has many wonderful artists. A number of them have joined me in what we call the Destin Banner Art Project. Our objective was to beautify Destin by creating art that could be placed on banners and displayed on Main Street. This became...
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Emerald Coast Theatre Company continues its 6th season with a new offering, the StoryTeller series, featuring professional actors and authors presenting compelling stories and dramatic works. There are four StoryTeller presentations on Wednesdays in February (13, 20 and 27) at 7 p.m. staged at ECTC’s performance space located at...
By Dee Cruce It’s a known fact that our area is home to many of the South’s most acclaimed artists. And world-renowned artist and Destin local Clint Eagar, owner of Clint Eagar Designs is no exception. When you first walk into Clint Eagar’s gallery, you might wonder how many artists...
By Lori Leath Smith “Art is not just for the multitalented.It's not just for the rich. It’s really for everybody, and everybody should feel comfortable with art.” -Painting with a Twist co-founder Cathy Deano “Painting with a Twist is fun art, not fine art,” says Barbara Dean and David Presnell, franchise...

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