ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival provides the perfect palette to paint the masterpiece of Mother’s Day weekend along the Gulf Coast.
Now in its 26th year, ArtsQuest is one of the region’s most highly revered fine arts festivals produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) and presented by Visit South Walton and Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Mark your calendars for next weekend May 9-11 in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin.
This year’s festival abounds with something for the entire family from a new long-term home at
ArtsQuest guests will enjoy live demonstrations throughout the weekend from Emerald Coast Woodturners, McGee’s Pottery, Carol Dixon Basketweaving, Plein Air Painters and Meyer Boarding Company Interactive Exhibit.
This year during the festival week, local galleries will participate in Gallery Nights Wednesday, May 7 and Thursday, May 8 offering special parties, showings and events… all in the spirit of ArtsQuest. This tour of special gallery events is open to the public.
Friday’s festivities get a boost this year with a new After Hours Bacardi Beach Bash on the grand park in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin from 8-11p.m. This party is complimentary and open to the public, offering a cash bar featuring tropical Bacardi cocktails and Grayton Beer and live music by Cadillac Willy.
The addition of food trucks along the Gourmet Galley will further spice up this year’s festival with fresh, handmade offerings from Longleaf Mobile Kitchen, Sweet Henrietta’s and Foodie Dietrich. As always, guests will enjoy continuous live music throughout the festival weekend.
ArtsQuest is proudly presented by Grand Boulevard at Sandestin and Visit South Walton. Sponsors include Bacardi USA, Wine World, Grayton Beer, The UPS Store at Grand Boulevard, Rodgers Keifer Title, The Market Shops, 30A.com and SoWal.com.
Lodging partners include Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard, Residence Inn Sandestin and 30A Suites.
Wednesday, May 7:
• A. Wickey Studio and Gallery
• Grayton Art Collective
The Shops of Grayton
• Geana's Art Gallery
Thursday, May 8:
• The Blue Giraffe
• Colorfield Gallery
• Justin Gaffrey Studio & Gallery