Special Touch Gallery
Special Touch Gallery hosts the unique work of local artists from around the Emerald Coast boasting artwork ranging from lamp work and sculptures to watercolours and photographs.
The Flagler Museum
A true American castle built by tycoon Henry Morrison Flagler as a wedding gift. It’s now a National Historic Landmark. In 1902, the New York Herald proclaimed the castle ‘more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world’ – that’s praise indeed.
Boca Express Train Museum
Learn how railroads revolutionised travel. Enjoy a nostalgic tour led by living history guides and experience the glamorous days of train travel. Come aboard as a passenger and meet the train crew at work.
Peanut Island Shelter
Take a water taxi and tour this secret cold-war bunker built for President Kennedy at the height of the Cold War. Hidden under palm trees and golden sands, the shelter could house 30 members of the president’s staff for 30 days and is where the first family would have been evacuated to in the event of a nuclear attack.
Norton Museum of Art
Founded in 1941, the Norton Museum of Art houses collections of American, Chinese, Contemporary and European Art as well as works of photography. Admission is free during 2018 as a major expansion takes place.
Paint The Coast
Paint The Coast specializes in teaching beginning artists basic painting techniques in a casual, relaxed environment. Students are provided all supplies and will finish their masterpiece in one 2-3 hour session at The Pancakery in Destin or Cafe Liquid in Niceville, starting at 6:30pm on various evenings.
Full Circle Gallery
A contemporary and inspirational art space offering an array of artistic workshops and a gallery featuring the works of regional artists.
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 and Gallery
Limelight Studio and Gallery features the work of LaPine and her students. The walls are filled with bejewelled and whimsical creations of all shapes and sizes.
Mattie Kelly Arts Center & Gallery
Mattie Kelly Arts Center & Gallery is 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.
PleinAir Emerald Coast. Come paint en plein air with us. You are responsible for your own easel, paints and plein air set-up. We meet around 8 AM, paint until 11 AM, gather on site for show-and-tell, and then usually have lunch at a restaurant nearby. Sometimes we paint right next door, and sometimes we go 50 miles away.