August 2023


SALT WATER MUSIC FEST FEATURING 6 SINGER/SONGWRITERS, OCTOBER 12-14 Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Macy Gray Performs Live, Thursday, Oct. 12 LOCASH Headlines Nashville Singer/Songwriter Showcase, Friday, Oct. 13 Singer/Songwriter Brunch at Soleil, Saturday, Oct. 14 The first ever Salt Water Music Fest, presented by Salt Water Vacations and Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, brings Destin music lovers a sensational three-day music showcase celebration to raise funds and awareness for MKAF — Destin’s champion of the cultural arts for all. The two-day music festival is Thursday, Oct. 12, and Friday, Oct. 13 at MKAF’s Dugas Pavilion in Destin with a singer/songwriter brunch to follow on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Soleil in Destin. Grammy-winning R&B soul singer Macy Gray headlines the inaugural Salt Water Music Festival on Thursday, Oct. 12. Best known for her international hit single I Try taken from her multi-platinum debut album On How Life Is, the raspy-voiced singer has released 10 studio albums. In addition to receiving a Grammy Award for Record of the Year (2001) for I Try, she was nominated four additional times. Joining this captivating, eclectic R&B talent on stage is her band, The California Jet Club performing hot tracks from her newest album, The Reset. The event will also feature an evening of six of Nashville’s hottest singer/songwriters including Josh Mirenda known for top hits such as Somewhere on a Beach recorded by Dierks Bentley, Girl Like You and They Don’t Know by Jason Aldean. Before Ben Burgess released his solo album Tears the Size of Texas,... Read More

31st Annual Emerald Coast National Juried Art Exhibition

31st Annual Emerald Coast National Juried Art Exhibition Guest judge, Dr. Maria Elena Buszek, Professor of Art History, University of Colorado – see art by working artists from across the country. McIlroy Gallery Exhibition: August 31 – December 15, 2023 Opening Event: August 31, 6 – 8pm The post 31st Annual Emerald Coast National Juried Art Exhibition appeared first on Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Read More

Myth & Meaning, Ainaz Alipour, MFA Candidate

Myth & Meaning, Ainaz Alipour, MFA Candidate, Best in Show artist, ECN 30: see a blend of high & low tech materials and processes; including virtual reality, projection, 3D Printing, and hand sewing. Holzhauer Gallery Exhibition: August 31 – December 15, 2023 Artist Demonstration: August 31, 6 – 8pm The post Myth & Meaning, Ainaz Alipour, MFA Candidate appeared first on Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Read More

Panoramic Bay Views + Deeded Beach Access at this Exquisite WindMark Beach Retreat

107 Tower Lane Welcome to “Magnolia by the Sea” – your coastal retreat in the premier gated beach community of WindMark Beach. Newly constructed in 2022, this tasteful home features deeded access to WindMark Beach just steps outside your front door! Magnolia by the Sea was specifically designed to incorporate panoramic water views and stunning sunsets. With ample natural light and an open and airy floorplan, this home is perfect for entertaining in modern style. TWO primary bedroom/en-suite bathroom combinations – one on the main level and another on the upper level that boasts breathtaking views of St. Joe Bay. The remaining two upstairs bedrooms each incorporate beautiful en-suite bathrooms. The only shared bathroom in this house is the half-bath on the main living level. Perhaps the best feature of this house is the design that incorporates breathtaking views and generous outdoor living spaces with a covered open deck and dining area on the main level and another partially covered deck on the upper level. Eighteen feet of sliding glass doors seamlessly blend the outdoor and indoor spaces. Descending the waterside stairs, you’re greeted by a wooden walkway directly to the private white sandy beaches of WindMark Beach – Magnolia by the Sea is one of only 15 homesites in WindMark with direct deeded access to a walkable beach – no seawalls or rock walls on this beach! Shopping and dining are a short walk away in the WindMark Town Center or a few minutes by car to the quaint... Read More

Rare Gulf Front Opportunity in WaterColor

1848 E County Highway 30A, #8 One of the precious few TRUE gulf front properties in Watercolor. This beautiful, two-story condominium offers gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico from the living room, master bedroom, dining area, and kitchen. The large kitchen features ample counterspace, stainless steel appliances, a pass-through breakfast bar, and pantry. Upstairs, you’ll find the spacious master suite with access to the gulf front balcony and an ensuite with dual vanities, a separate soaking tub, and a walk-in shower. The second level guest suite has access to a full bath and balcony. On the first level there is the bunkroom/hangout den area for the kids and another guest room with en-suite. The first level has its own porch and is steps away from the pool! Owners and guests at this WaterColor Beachside Condo enjoy a parking garage with two designated spaces and a private swimming pool. In addition to all of the WaterColor amenities, Seaside is only a 1/4 mile away! Located on 499 acres in the renowned South Walton beaches, the WaterColor community offers the charm of small-town life. Exceptional community amenities include six beautiful swimming pools, a recently renovated gulf front beach club, nature trails, a boathouse offering kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding, a fitness center, outstanding tennis facility, Camp WaterColor for kids with lazy river and waterslide, parks, and green spaces. CLICK FOR MORE DETAILS  #30atv #30a Read More

The Art of Policing Podcast – Episode 1 – Illegal Immigration

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