Gulf Alliance for Local Arts

Come to the Blast on the Bay Songwriters Workshop,

Saturday October 20, 2012 at 2:00pm at Dockside Cafe

Songwriters Workshop Dockside

Past Projects

2012 Kids Arts Program

Summer 2012 Arts




Childrens Theater 2011

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What We Do

The Gulf Alliance for Local Arts is committed to promoting, supporting and advocating arts and culture in all its forms in our community including:
  • Visual Arts Programs
  • Performing Arts Programs
  • Literary Arts Programs
  • Media Arts Programs
  • Youth & Seniors Arts Programs
  • Arts in Education
  • Public Art Display & Design
  • Economic Development Through the Arts
  • Marketing & Community Outreach

 New Projects

Current & Past Projects

Programs to Meet GALA Objectives


Economic Expansion through Arts
First Fridays Fine Art & Music Series, 2005-2009
Forgotten Coast Plein Air Paint Out, Presenter 2006-2008, Sponsor 2009
Concerts in the Park Partner: Monumental Music, 2005- 2006,
     American Wind Symphony, 2007
Downtown Redevelopment Agency/GALA Banner Series, 2007
Forgotten Coast Artist Showcase, Coordinator 2006-2007
Gulf County Interagency Task Force for Economic Development,
     Member 2007
PSJ Salt Air Farmers’ Market/Artisan’s Market, 2008-2009
A Taste of the Coast, Presenter 2004, Sponsor 2009
Historic Dixie Theater, Projector Grant 2008

Foster Learning and Wellness
Plein Air Student/Painter Mentor Program, 2007-2008
Art Walk Children’s Paint and Exhibit Project, 2007-2008
Gulf County Schools Art Education Supply Grant, 2005, 2007, 2008
Pensacola Opera Outreach, Gulf & Franklin Schools, 2006
Arts in the Sun, Gulf County Schools, 2005-2006
Direct Effect Film Project Grant, 2006
Panhandle Players Community Theater, Marketing Grant 2008
Franklin County Consolidated Schools, Art in the Sky Grant, 2008
Annual Storyteller, Ghosts on the Coast Celebration, 2003-09
Senior Outreach Initiative, Senior Centers, 2008
Special Arts Outreach, Gulf ARC, 2008
Youth Summer Arts, Port St. Joe & Apalachicola, June & July 2008
WRITE A PLAY Program, Gulf County Schools, Grant 2009
Student Songwriters Workshop Sponsor, 2009
St. Joe Children’s Theater Initiative, 2009
GALA Community Theater Initiative, 2009

Design/Art in Public Places
Art in the Afternoon, Wind Mark & Port St. Joe Marina 2006-2007
Apalachicola Museum of Art, Plein Air Exhibit, 2007-2008
Historic Cotton Exchange, Plein Air Wet Room & Exhibit, 2008
Gulf County TDC Welcome Center, Plein Air Exhibit, 2008
WindMark JOE Collection Exhibit, Plein Air 2008
PSJ Downtown Redevelopment Agency Partner, Banner Program &
     City Hall Exhibit, 2007
Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce Plein Air Exhibit, 2007
First Fridays Summer Exhibit, May-August, 2005-2009
Downtown Window Gallery Tour, 2009