A long-standing tradition of the Flutterby Festival is to feature participating Walton County elementary school students’ butterfly masterpieces at the festival. Each year, the butterfly submissions are judged with one student’s work chosen for the festival poster.



Butler Elementary fourth grader Hannah Storey captured both art and nature with her colorful butterfly design, which was chosen as the 2013 festival poster winner. Her artwork will be displayed prominently on all festival posters and T-shirts.



Storey’s artwork is one of many Walton County student designs that will be on display at the annual event returning to Rosemary Beach Nov. 9-10.



“Supporting the arts in Walton County’s schools is at the core of our mission,” said Jennifer Steele, executive director of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County. “By showcasing the talent of our local students at the Flutterby Festival, we celebrate their artistic expression and creativity while raising much-needed funds that will go back into their classrooms through educational grants.”



In addition, Storey will receive a scholarship to attend after-school art programs taught by Ms. Art (Constance Rogers) at Eden State Gardens and the Bayou Arts Center through the rest of the school year.



The Flutterby Festival will take place Nov. 9-10 in Rosemary Beach from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Flutterby Festival is presented by the Merchants of Rosemary Beach and sponsored in part by the Rosemary Beach Foundation, Rosemary Beach Property Owners Association, Danneker Inc., and SoWal.com. Admission to the Flutterby Festival is free. Some activities require a small fee with proceeds benefiting the CAA.