MKAF FOA_Betty Longlegs
The 28th Annual Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) Festival of the Arts held October 28-29 in Destin, Florida, featured exhibits of more than 100 artists from across the United States showcasing a diverse palette of artistic styles in 16 different art mediums. Highlights of the cultural weekend celebrating art, music,...
Emerald Coast Theatre Company's A Christmas Carol
See Emerald Coast Theatre Company's A Christmas Carol Dec. 8-22 By Anna and Nathanael Fisher, Emerald Coast Theatre Company As the holiday season approaches we are getting ready for three heartwarming experiences for our community to come enjoy, connect and feel the magic of the season. A Jingle Jangle Christmas Music...

ECTC: Gifts

By Anna Fisher, Associate Artistic Director, Emerald Coast Theatre Company In my hazy childhood recollections, there’s one Christmas memory that is a little more clear than the others. It was 1980, and five year old me had requested what, in my mind, was quite an unachievable Christmas list: a dollhouse...
NFB Nutcracker
‘Tis the Season! The Northwest Florida Ballet (NFB) will present the 44th annual production of The Nutcracker on Fri. and Sat., Nov. 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 19 at 2:30 p.m. at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. As the only full-length version of the classic...
Art Classes Big Orange House
Nov 1 - Oyster Shell Trees w/ Donna 5:30-8. $60 & $110 Nov 2 - BIG Glass Christmas Trees w/ JoJo 11-2. $55 Nov 4 - Open Studio Leather&Pearl 12-2. $20 saves your seat Nov 6, 9, 13, 16 - Beginning Painting w/ Kathleen Broaderick. $265 Nov 7 - #HKC- REIKO IS BACK!!!...
Underwater Museum of Art Statue
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) in partnership with the South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) announced that the Underwater Museum of Art (UMA) recently received the 2023 CODAaward for Collaboration of the Year! CODAawards: Collaboration of Design + Art recognizes outstanding projects that integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural or public spaces. The...
Bill Hembree, actor, with Paula Hilton, founder Act4Mystery
20 Years Down the Line, This Mystery Train Shows No Signs of Slowing Down By Christopher Manson In the interest of full disclosure, I have been involved as an actor, stage manager and errand boy with the local comedy troupe Act4Mystery since 2005. Paula Hilton founded the troupe in 2003 and,...
By Anna Fisher, Emerald Coast Theatre Co. My Dad took me to see Camelot when I was around 12 years old. It was my very first experience seeing a live performance, and I remember walking up the steps at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium with such excitement that I...
MKAF-Festival of the Arts
By Will Estell If you’re a fan of the arts—whether visually, musically or through their power of healing, and if you live anywhere in Okaloosa, Walton or Bay Counties, then you’re likely already familiar with Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF)—the outreach and events this organization has been bringing to Northwest...
Chosen extra
By Victoria Ostrosky Take yourself back in time. It’s sweltering and dusty. The sun beats down and your sandals kick up dirt. The Temple looms large, its massive stone columns and steps filled with people going about their business. The smell of penned sheep and goats mingle with the scent...
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