Adding a ‘creative touch’ to Walton County

Painted box

Saczynski used the “funky little beach community” of Grayton Beach as his inspiration.

Kristiana Scott | The Sun
Published: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 04:57 PM.

Next time you pick up a copy of The Walton Sun in Grayton Beach , you may be touching one of Andy Saczynski’s newest works of art.

Saczynski, who owns his own studio-gallery in Grayton Beach , recently painted one of the Walton Sun’s newspaper boxes to add his unique flair to the community.

“I usually paint things that can be hung on a wall,” Saczynski said. “But I really enjoy painting functional pieces like this — what a great way to add a creative touch to Walton County .”

Calling the Emerald Coast home since he was three-years-old, Saczynski has been drawing and painting for longer than that.

Saczynski used the “funky little beach community” as his inspiration, using the date Grayton Beach was established in 1890. He said he’s excited to have his artwork displayed in this community.

“I like it when local artists are recognized and invited to share their talents with both locals and tourists,” he said. “It’s another way the arts influence the area.”

And as far as his expectations go, “I want people to see it and say, ‘wow, that’s the coolest box I’ve ever seen! I must see this artist’s Grayton Beach gallery immediately.”

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