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.
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
The Market Shops
Since it's most recent renovation in 2014, The Market Shops has been revamped into an arts and entertainment space hosting concerts, festivals and more! The sprawling green on the east side of the property holds the signature Bloody Mary Festival every fall, the Winter Concert Series, and Free Fitness on... Read More
The Foster Gallery
The Foster Gallery is an artist collective led by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County that features at least a dozen artists on a seasonally rotating basis, along with special exhibits. Named for the late Susan Foster, founder of the Cultural Arts Alliance and one of the area’s first professional... Read More
The Art of Simple
Photography by Michael Granberry, 2010 South Walton Artist of the Year, along with artwork by a contemporary mix of Southern artists including Donna Blackard, Kent Youngstrom, Laura Granberry, Dolan, Roy Livingston, and Tres Taylor.... Read More
The Shard Shop
Nestled under the pines of Grayton Beach, Florida, this trendy Make-Your-Own-ShardArt boutique is filled to the brim with all things glass! ShardArt is a mosaic-like technique of applying glass to painted canvas to create gorgeous masterpieces! You simply come in, get inspired and dig your hands into our glass! After you’ve laid... Read More
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
Grayton Beer Taproom
Live music and hand-crafted beers go hand-in-hand at the Grayton Beer Company taproom in Santa Rosa Beach. With a wide assortment of musicians taking the stage regularly, you're certain to catch some great tunes while you're here.... Read More