The Arts are at the Heart of the Emerald Coast.

Bottlenose dolphins aren't the only ones who perform on the Emerald Coast. This stretch of paradise has a vibrant arts & entertainment scene as well. Ballet, symphonies, Broadway productions and touring musicians wow crowds year round. And local visual artists draw visitors to the Emerald Coast, too. Whether you want to gallery hop, take in an arts festival or don a smock and take an art class, you'll find plenty of opportunities here – not to mention inspiration.


Many locations across the Emerald Coast
Okaloosa County, FL

Remarkable art education and art programs for kids!  Programs include art camps, after school classes, face painting, birthday parties, parent's night out, adult painting classes and more! 

Arts & Design Society

17 First Street SE
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548
850 244-1271
Hours: Gallery Hours: Tue-Fri 12-4 pm Sat 1-4 pm

The mission of the Arts and Design Society of Fort Walton Beach, Inc., is to facilitate fine art exhibitions, conduct art classes to enhance the appreciation of the visual arts, and to further educate fledgling and established artists.

Destin Magic Dinner Theater

950 Gulf Shore Drive
Destin, FL 32541

At La Paz Restaurant - includes Appetizer, Dinner, Dessert, Beverage, Tax, tip and . . . A World-Class Illusion, Juggling and Comedy Magic Show!

Full Circle Gallery

29-B Eglin Pkwy SE
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548

A contemporary and inspirational art space offering an array of artistic workshops and a gallery featuring the works of regional artists.

Geana's Art Gallery

31650 Emerald Coast Pkwy
Destin, FL 32541

Geana’s Art Gallery & Custom Framing is an exciting art gallery, interior design, frame and mirror shop. 


HH Arts

100 Beal Pkwy
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548

Defined as an all-inclusive art space with artist studios, a gallery, classroom and workshop areas. HH Arts is a welcome addition to the area and a must see.

Limelight Studio & Gallery

169 Eglin Pkwy
Ft. Walton Beach, FL

Limelight Studio and Gallery features the work of LaPine and her students. The walls are filled with bejeweled and whimsical creations of all shapes and sizes.

Mattie Kelly Arts Center & Gallery @ Northwest Florida State College

100 College Boulevard
Niceville, FL 32578

The area's venue for world-class entertainment, featuring indoor and outdoor stages for touring Broadway shows, Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra concerts, many other musical offerings, innovative artistic events and performance art from all genres.

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation

4323 Commons Dr.
Destin, FL 32541

The foundation sponsors all kinds of arts in Destin, including the Destin Festival of the Arts, live concerts, festivals and plays on its events lawn at the Mattie Kelly Cutural Arts Village.

Northwest Florida Ballet, Inc.

310 Perry Avenue, SE
Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32548

NFB provides world-class ballet performances and training to the community and reaches thousands of school children through public programs and performances exclusively for students.

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