CRESTVIEW The Okaloosa Arts Alliance has teamed up with Destin's HarborWalk Village resort, moving the countywide art show from its longtime venue at Henderson Beach State Park.


CRESTVIEW The Okaloosa Arts Alliance has teamed up with Destin's HarborWalk Village resort, moving the countywide art show, Family Fun Fest, from its longtime venue at Henderson Beach State Park.



The move also ends the OAA's partnership with the Friends of the Emerald Coast State Parks as the county's official arts agency partners with the resort attached to the Emerald Grande hotel.



As in the past, the festival promises dozens of local artisans and craft vendors, food and beverages, music and art performances, hands on art projects, educational animal presentations and exhibits, face painting and street performances by local artists and students.



A silent auction will help raise funds for the OAA. The winners of the Okaloosa County school festival poster contest will be announced. All student poster entries will be on display.



OAA member artists and organizations, which previously exhibited free at the Henderson Beach festivals, were assessed $150 to display their works at HarborWalk, and were obligated to rent the resort's tents rather than use their own.



Exhibitor applications were handled by HarborWalk Village rather than the OAA.



Want to go?



The Okaloosa Arts Alliance Family Fun Arts Fest is noon to 6 p.m. May 18 and noon to 5 p.m. May 19 at HarborWalk Village, 10 Harbor Blvd., Destin. Admission is free. Contact OAA executive director Amy Baty, abaty@okaloosaarts.org, or visit www.okaloosaarts.org/events.htm for details.