Arts & Culture
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.
Modus Photography is located in Grayton Beach on 30A. Mo-dus is a translation for "The mode or expression." Capturing the moments of cultural differences, travel, surfing, beach photos, adventures, cultural ceremonies like wedding events and working with people is a natural fit with Chandler's personality! Starting in the dark room, Chandler... Read More
Mary Hong Studio | Gallery
Mary Hong Studio/Gallery showcases the work of local artist Mary Hong. Mary dreamed up a new way of making art by encasing glass in resin on painted canvas. Her work brings sparkle and beauty and light to any space. Mary was the recipient of the 2014 Artist... Read More
As the 2013 Visit South Walton Artist of the Year, Andy Saczynski's art has brought another element of eclectic flair to Grayton Beach. His artwork is innovative and unique. Andy's gallery is located in Shops of Grayton and is a must-stop during a visit to South Walton.... Read More
Justin Gaffrey Gallery
2005 “Artist of the Year,” Justin Gaffrey taught himself how to paint by exploring new techniques utilized by some of his favored artists including Van Gogh and Monet. By combining some of these methods with his own unique style, Gaffrey has created his own artistic voice. His immersion in creative... Read More
The Hidden Lantern Bookstore
Owner Diane Brady Carvalho has curated a selection of over 12,000 titles, with genres ranging from biography to best seller, children’s to fine art and culture, Christian fiction to mystery. In addition to quality texts, The Hidden Lantern Bookstore offers book-related gifts, greeting cards and art in a friendly and... Read More
Bayou Arts Center
The Bayou Arts Center is the home of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County and a venue for art exhibits, art workshops, meetings, reunions and small events. Nestled among the longleaf pines on historic Hogtown Bayou, the Bayou Arts Center is a true Walton County hidden gem and a... Read More
Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is a local arts agency that supports the arts through leadership, advocacy, funding, programs and education. The vision of the CAA is to be the catalyst for Walton County's growth as a destination for cultural and artistic excellence through which lives are... Read More
The Studio Gallery
Established, emerging and award-winning fine artists from around the Southeast are represented in The Studio’s 1,400 square feet of gallery space. Featured are contemporary and traditional works in a variety of styles and media from acrylic and oil paintings to shell art and jewelry.... Read More
Susan Lucas is a nationally acclaimed artist who lives and works in Santa Rosa Beach. The 2004 South Walton Artist of the Year specializes in Coastal Art. Her vibrant and engaging paintings celebrate the beauty of the beaches, lakes and bayous around her. Her award-winning contemporary landscapes have been featured... Read More