A shot at Grayt-ness: Grayt Grounds of Monet Monet opens with unique concept

Published: Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 16:44 PM.

In the gallery, she carries the work of six local artists, including Kay Brown, photographer Shelly Swanger, folk artist Franko "Washboard" Jackson, Eileen West, Christina Lee, and Walton County 's 2013 Artist of the Year Andy Saczynski; all exhibiting their unique style and brush strokes.

Peebles envisions the public stopping in for a quick European-style breakfast, and while there, enjoying the art, taking a stroll in the gardens, and maybe resting in the gazebo while enjoying that last cup of coffee. While strolling the grounds, there may even be found an artist painting en plein air.

During special events planned for the intimate and romantic garden venue, dinner can be enjoyed, along with the house's specialty "Jonathon Juleps."

The property is available for weddings, receptions, and Peebles plans regular music ventures in the garden, which she calls the Grayt Music Project — a place where people can enjoy dinner and a show. These will be by reservation only. She also has murder mystery theaters planned, and trivia nights.

"It will be like being in your living room, but in a garden," she said.

“We all remain totally committed to maintaining the natural beauty of Jonathon's original vision and feel that by adding art, fun events and wonderful food, it allows others to enjoy his work even more,” said Carla. "We wanted to honor him and his vision. This is what this property is for. Now it is full of good vibrations and love. This was his vision."

However, not everyone is happy with the vision and the noise it will bring.



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