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Arts & Design Society hosts reception for “Inspired by Van Gogh” Art Show in Fort Walton Beach

The Arts & Design Society (ADSO) is gearing up for an exciting art event this Friday evening, May 26. ADSO will be hosting a reception to unveil their newest art show, […]


The Arts & Design Society (ADSO) is gearing up for an exciting art event this Friday evening, May 26. ADSO will be hosting a reception to unveil their newest art show, aptly titled “Inspired by Van Gogh.” The show promises to be a delightful celebration of various artistic mediums inspired by the works of the renowned painter, Vincent Van Gogh.

Located at 17 First Street in Fort Walton Beach, ADSO is a well-known hub for local artists and art enthusiasts. The “Inspired by Van Gogh” exhibition will showcase an array of artworks that draw inspiration from Van Gogh’s unique style and techniques. From vibrant landscapes to expressive portraits, the collection aims to capture the essence of Van Gogh’s artistic legacy.

However, the reception holds an extra treat for attendees—a one-of-a-kind event known as “The Battle of the Brushes.” In this competition, artists and aspiring artists can showcase their skills under pressure. Participants are invited to pay a $10 entry fee and arrive at ADSO prior to the reception to ensure all necessary materials are prepared. 

  • Once the battle begins, contestants will have a mere 45 minutes to create their interpretation of a picture provided by ADSO. At the end of the creative frenzy, a winner will be selected based on their artistic prowess and originality.

The Battle of the Brushes is set to commence around 6:30 pm, adding an extra layer of excitement to the evening. The entry fee includes all the required materials, such as canvas and paint, making it an accessible opportunity for all those interested in putting their artistic talents to the test.

For those unable to attend the reception, fear not! The “Inspired by Van Gogh” art show will run from May 26th through June 16th, giving art enthusiasts ample time to appreciate the diverse range of pieces on display. ADSO’s gallery will be open from 12 pm to 4 pm on Tuesdays through Fridays, and from 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturdays.

To find out more information about ADSO, including gallery hours and contact details, interested individuals can visit their website at The society can also be reached by phone at 850-244-1271 or via email at

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