In its 30th year, ArtsQuest is a fine arts festival that takes place in the Town Center of Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. Produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, ArtsQuest provides an opportunity to view and purchase original art from over 200 artists from around the country while also experiencing live musical entertainment, ImagiNation (where kids rule), student exhibits and great food & beverage options in the Town Center of Grand Boulevard at Sandestin.

MAY 12 – 13, 2018
AT Grand Boulevard at Sandestin

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Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is a one-of-a-kind projection art festival where artists use the latest digital technologies to project their original works onto the iconic white walls of Alys Beach.Sometimes referred to as “Photon Bombing,” “Guerilla Projection” or “Urban Projection,” underground artists around the globe have been using the latest design, animation and projection technologies for many years to cast dynamic images onto skyscrapers and other urban structures as a means of artistic expression. Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is a festival geared towards bringing these artists together in one place to celebrate and showcase their unique talents. Each year, the festival attracts digital artists, filmmakers, musicians, interactive designers, photographers, VJs, producers, celebrities, agency executives and fans of art, technology and architecture. Thousands of dollars in cash prizes are awarded to artists, with digital submissions being received from as far away as Israel, Austria, Canada, Germany, London, India, France, Italy and China.

MAY 18 – 20, 2018
AT Alys Beach

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Seaside Writers Conference
Longleaf Writers Conference

Longleaf Writers Conference, formerly The Seaside Writers Conference, is an annual gathering of creative writers from all over the nation, featuring award-winning writers in poetry and fiction and screenwriting who will offer a full week of intensive writing workshops, one day seminars, school outreach programs, and social events. This event occurs every year in May, and offers the opportunity for beginning, intermediate and advanced writers to celebrate writing, to network with other writers, and to hone their craft. There will also be seminars hosted by professional editors and literary agents who will offer one-on-one consultations. All participants who pay the full conference tuition fee will be able to take part in all daily activities, while those paying a la carte pricing will have the pick of which classes and workshops they would like to attend. The Seaside Writers Conference is one of the only conferences in the nation to take place on one of the most beautiful beaches in the US, and every year will feature notable guest writers, literary agents, and professional editors.

MAY 13 – 20, 2018
AT Seaside, FL


Northwest Florida Theatre Festival

The Northwest Florida Theatre Festival is an inclusive and creative celebration of a community of artists embracing what makes us the same and what makes us unique. Engage in the Northwest Florida Theatre Festival as a performer or participant in the experience and become part of an innovative avant-garde gathering of arts and artists. #AStageForAll

Hosted by Emerald Coast Theatre Company at 560 Grand Boulevard, Upstairs, Miramar Beach, Florida, unjuried and uncensored, groups may submit to produce a show. Performances are open to the public.

MAY 16-20 2018
AT 560 Grand Boulevard, upstairs


Event Map

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MAY 12 – 13, 2018

Grand Boulevard at Sandestin

600 Grand Boulevard
Miramar Beach, FL 32550

MAY 18 – 20, 2018

Alys Beach

9581 E. County Hwy 30A
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Longleaf Writers Conference

MAY 13 – 20, 2018


2236 East County Road 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459