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 6-8, 2016 in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. 

Town Center Map



Arts Festival Hours

Friday, May 6th | 3PM - 7PM
Saturday, May 7th | 10AM - 7PM
Sunday, May 8th |  10AM - 6PM


Food & Beverages

The ArtsQuest Food Tent offers fresh sandwiches, wraps, salads and other snacks.  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.  A full schedule will be published in April 2016.




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.