ArtsQuest Events and Information

Festival Location

ArtsQuest is held each Mother's Day weekend in South Walton, Florida.  The 28th annual festival will take place  May 7-8, 2016 in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. 

Town Center Map



Arts Festival Map

AQ map

Arts Festival Hours

Saturday, May 7th | 10AM - 7PM  (Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring The Modern Eldorados 7PM - 9PM)
Sunday, May 8th |  10AM - 5PM


Food & Beverages

Alcoholic beverages, sodas and bottled water will be for sale at the AQ Bar (sponsored by Wine World) in Grand Park throughout the weekend.

Grand Boulevard Restaurants are conveniently located around Town Center and include Cantina Laredo, Fleming's Steak House & Wine Bar, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Wine World's Cheese Bar, Mitchell's Fish Market and Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar.


Music & Entertainment

Live music of all genres will be performed on the Grand Park Stage throughout the weekend with kids' entertainment featured on the ImagiNation stage. 


ImagiNation Stage

11:30AM             30A Dancewave

12:30PM             Stories from Around the World by ECTC

1:30PM               Seaside School of Dance

2:30PM               Stories from Around the World by ECTC

4:30PM               Stories from Around the World by ECTC


Street Stage

10:30AM      Sterling Tyler                    Handpan & Percussion

1PM             Kyle LaMonica                 Acoustic Rock

4PM             The Steenos                     Bluegrass


Grand Park Stage

10:30AM       Ohana Records                Student Rock & Pop

12:00PM        Seaside School               Student Rock & Pop

1:30PM          Chris Alvarado                Singer/Songwriter

4PM               The Dharma Beats         Jazz

7PM               Modern Eldorados          Rockabilly          


2PM – 5PM        The New Orleans Ramblers         Dixieland Jazz



ImagiNation Stage

12PM                   Stories from Around the World by ECTC

2PM                     Stories from Around the World by ECTC

4PM                     Stories from Around the World by ECTC

Street Stage

10AM            TBA

12:30PM        Kyle Paxton                                  Dulcimer

3PM               Schatzi & The String Boffin          Acoustic Rock duo


Grand Park Stage

10AM                  Dismal Creek                                 Bluegrass

12:30PM             DownBeat Jazz Orchestra            Big band Jazz

3:00PM               Caravan                                        Gypsy swing Jazz



12:30PM – 3:30PM         The New Orleans Ramblers         Dixieland Jazz   




Grand Boulevard offers plenty of complimentary parking throughout Town Center and ample disabled parking spaces.  Please follow festival signage to festival-designated parking areas and do not park in the lot directly in front of Publix Super Market. 



The Cultural Arts Alliance is constantly striving to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Please contact our office in advance of the Festival to make arrangements.


About the Festival

The ArtsQuest Fine Arts & Music Festival is produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County and presented by Grand Boulevard at Sandestin and Visit South Walton.  ArtsQuest is a juried fine arts show that includes over 125 artists in the categories of Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Oils & Acrylics, Original Digital Art, Photography, Sculpture, Wood and Works on Paper (Watercolor, Printmaking, Pastels, Pencils, Ink).  ArtsQuest awards $10,000 in cash prizes. In addition to the fine arts show, ArtsQuest features the best in live musical entertainment, dance performances, artist demos, a CAA Member Exhibit and entertainment for kids in ImagiNation (where kids rule).


Rain or Shine

ArtsQuest is a rain or shine event.