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With 26-miles of sugar white sand and turquoise water to behold, South Walton is the perfect destination for a beach vacation, a family reunion or a couples/friends getaway. What soothes the soul more than lying on the beach, listening to the waves lap in the distance and warm Gulf breezes dancing in your hair?

And while you could probably spend the entire day soaking up the sunshine, there’s so much more to explore in South Walton.

To truly immerse yourself into the South Walton culture, look no further than the local art galleries, live music venues or performing arts stages that dot our 16 unique beach neighborhoods. From Inlet Beach in the east to Miramar Beach in the west, there are dozens of art galleries beckoning to be explored; countless musicians pouring their passion into microphones; and Broadway-quality thespians acting out the perfect scene night in and night out.

Whatever you choose to do while you are here, let South Walton speak to you.

Underwater Museum of Art

In late June of 2018, the first Underwater Museum of Art in the USA opened in the Gulf waters less than a mile off South Walton’s white-sand beaches. The museum rests on the seafloor about 55-feet below the surface and in its first year was made up of seven unique... Read More

Gilbert Glassworks

Founded in 2017, Gilbert Glassworks is the premiere glass art studio along the Emerald Coast. Veteran glass artist, Russ Gilbert, founded the studio in hopes of bringing more attention to the unique medium. Education through creation is the goal of the studio, bringing a wide variety of glass classes for... Read More

Fusion Art Glass & Fine Jewelry

Our extensive collection features some of the world’s finest artists in limited production art glass and couture jewelry. We deal directly with more than 200 artists and small studios and are always looking for the up and coming "unknowns" as an exciting addition to our collection. Fusion's name has become synonymous... Read More

East End Gallery

East End Gallery is a unique collaborative gallery of original art from award-winning local and regional artists. The gallery is conveniently located at the east end of 30A, behind Shades Bar & Grill. Exhibitions rotate frequently, so check in often. Monday-Friday 10am-4pm Saturday by appointment... Read More

The Blue Giraffe

Debbie Taylor and Christi Sheffield, mother-daughter gallery owners, have created a space of color and beauty for your browsing pleasure. Filled with creations by local and regional award-winning artists, you'll discover unique art displayed floor to ceiling, inspirational gifts, a curated collection of books, and handcrafted jewelry. In their Creativity... Read More

Big Mama's Hula Girl Gallery

Big Mama's Hula Girl Gallery is a coastal chic gallery located in Seaside, Florida. We are so pleased to share the works of over 20 local artists. You can also find unique home decor for your beach paradise or your home retreat.... Read More

Lori Drew Art Studio

Lori Drew creates in oil and cold wax on handmade wood panels. She invites visitors to her studio/gallery in the Point Washington area of South Walton, steps from the Choctawahatchee Bay, and just 3 miles north of Grayton Beach. It’s a charming working studio where you can watch this 2017... Read More

Melissa Mercer Brown
Artists at Gulf Place

A hidden gem on scenic Hwy 30A! Eight colorful galleries filled with the art of local 30A artists - jewelry, pottery, photography, tie dye art, sculptures, acrylics, painted vintage windows, high-quality recycled poly outdoor furniture, 30a t-shirts and much more! Visit our colorful galleries at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach... Read More