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South Walton Artist Of The Year

2021 will mark the 19th year of this outstanding community program showcasing a collection of local artists representing a wide range of mediums, from painters to photographers to musicians. Art is not just part of our culture here, it is second nature. Through this program, Visit South Walton promotes the destination's thriving arts community while placing the spotlight on one talented artist.

Each artist recognized with the designation is commissioned to create one piece of special artwork for Walton County. These art pieces can be found hanging in the South Walton Courthouse Annex, the Visit South Walton Visitor Center and Conference Room, and other public places across Walton County. 

"The TDC does fantastic work in promoting and building so much of the lifestyle we all enjoy here in Walton County, including promoting the arts and the value that brings to county visitors and residents. Their reach is really amazing!

As Artist of the Year, you have the opportunity to use that partnership, and that reach, to broaden your voice...not just about your work or your vision...but to communicate your own passion for what the arts do for our world. It's a tremendous opportunity for any artist who cares about what their work--and the arts in general--means to our Walton County community."  — Doug Foltz, 2020 Artist of the Year.




Thank you for your interest in the South Walton Artist of the Year program. The submission period ended Friday, September 18, 2020. The 2021 Artist of the Year will be announced in January 2021.   

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