Painting with a Twist is FUN art, not FINE art! Connect with your friends in a warm, supportive and positive environment. Wine, art and fun combine, whether you’re hanging out with friends, a date or the whole family. Saturday Night—Date Night! Never stuffy or routine, you can include everything you love...
By Zandra Wolfgram They say music makes the world go ‘round. If that is true, then Todd Wilkinson is surely the man giving the globe a big ol’ spin. Wilkinson, a realtor and environmental consultant, is entering his third year as chairman of the eight-member concert committee for the Mattie Kelly...
ECTC Summer Camp
10 Different Programs, 12 Artist Experts, a Full-Length Musical and More Share the spotlight with the likes of Matilda, Alexander Hamilton, Harry Potter, SpongeBob, Dr. Seuss, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and others! This summer, you want to be in the “room where it happens!” Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC)...
It took a little magic, but after five days visiting Florida’s Emerald Coast as part of the Mattie Kelly ArtsReach program, Kevin Spencer has left a lasting mark for so many. The master magician and illusionist visited a number of local schools and nonprofit organizations in April with the...
What’s better than Painting with a Twist? Cruising with a Twist! Yes, Cruising! Add a splash of color to your cruise and join Painting with a Twist friends on several cruising adventures. Cruise packages are inclusive of all meals, an event T-shirt, and two painting classes instructed by your favorite...
With the help of a little magic, the popular Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) Arts Guild Lunch titled “Hocus Focus: Spotlight on Arts Education” returns on April 14, 2021. Hosted at the new Hotel Effie from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., the Arts Guild Lunch features master magician and...
Visual artists of all levels will be showing and selling their artwork on the lawn at the Second Immanuel Art & Music Festival from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021. A variety of musical groups and musicians will also be performing throughout the day. The community is...
By Dr. David Simmons, Professor of Film Studies, NWFSC The 2021 Sundance Film Festival was different from all other years. Instead of flying to the snow-covered mountains of Park City, Utah, as I have several times before, I was I able to stream 17 films during the six days it...
In January, J.Leon Gallery + Studio, began the new year by welcoming local and regional artists Andrea Chipser, Lennon Michalski, Megan Patterson, and Melanie Moore to its talented lineup of featured artists. “We are so happy to welcome these new artists. Each artist brings new life to the already vibrant...

Local Author Bookshelf

Wholesome, Fun Books For Kids Of All Ages Are you looking for great read-aloud books or first readers for your kids? Local author Dan Madson has released the first two offerings in a brand-new best-selling series of books for children. Featuring two lovable characters named Burgerhead and Mean Jerry, Dan’s...

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