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Beach FestivalExplore the activities happening along the Alabama Gulf Coast and decide how you want to spend your vacation. You can be as busy as you want. With the plethora of events and activities offered, there’s something for everyone, from the young to the young-at-heart. Festivals, plays, music, history, sports and nature are just some of the wide variety of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores events you can find here year-round. Discover a whole new level of options when you vacation on Alabama's white-sand beaches. 

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Art Events

Dive in to the Gulf Coast’s art community with glass-blowing demonstrations, paint-your-own-art parties, theatre productions, musicals and more. Experience a whole new state of creativity when you vacation on Alabama’s white-sand beaches.


July 01
Featured Event

Jul 1, 2014 - Aug 22, 2014  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Lorraine Owen exhibit

Arts & Culture Holiday Events
Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach
26389 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-ARTS (2787)

Lorraine Owen, of Gulf Shores, will be featured as the exhibiting artist in the main gallery of the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach from July 1 through Aug. 22, with a reception July 18 from 5-7 p.m. The Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach gallery hours are 9 a.m. till 4...

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July 09
Featured Event

Jul 9, 2014 - Aug 9, 2014  4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Art of Alabama Food Exhibit Coastal Alabama Farmers’ and Fisherme...

Arts & Culture Culinary
Compleat Studio
4851 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

4-8 p.m.Showcasing local ingredients at their finest, this event will include a small-scale Farmers’ and Fishermen’s Market featuring some of the freshest foods the area has to offer.

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July 22
Featured Event

Jul 22, 2014  9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Make Your Own Glass

Arts & Culture Holiday Events
Make Your Own Glass
The Hot Shop at The Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach
26389 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-2787

Call to reserve your space, (251) 981-ARTS (2787).Appointments are available Tuesday-Friday at 9 a.m. and cost $50 per person. The small group class offers a 2.5 hour session where guests watch demonstrations by resident glass artists Adam Burges and Kerry Parks, then choose...

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Jul 22, 2014  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Preschool Creative Workshop in pottery

Arts & Culture Holiday Events
Preschool Creative Workshop in pottery
Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach
26389 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-ARTS (2787)

Preschool Creative Workshop in pottery is for 4 & 5 year olds. An adult must stay during the workshop. Supplies will be provided for the child and adult. $45

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July 23
Featured Event

Jul 23, 2014  9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Make Your Own Glass

Arts & Culture Holiday Events
Make Your Own Glass
The Hot Shop at The Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach
26389 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-2787

Call to reserve your space, (251) 981-ARTS (2787).Appointments are available Tuesday-Friday at 9 a.m. and cost $50 per person. The small group class offers a 2.5 hour session where guests watch demonstrations by resident glass artists Adam Burges and Kerry Parks, then choose...

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Jul 23, 2014  11:00 AM

Art al Fresco

Arts & Culture Holiday Events
Tacky Jack's Gulf Shores
240 East 24th Avenue
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-948-8881

Art al Fresco Wednesday Create new works of art & crafts every Wednesday this summer. Participate in painting, drawing, clay, jewelry and ductigami classes by the best local and regional artists around and enjoy special monthly live art demonstrations. All Ag...

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Jul 23, 2014  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Art al Fresco at Tacky Jacks Gulf Shores

Arts & Culture Holiday Events
Tacky Jack's Gulf Shores
240 East 24th Avenue
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251-948-8881

Create new works of art & crafts every Wednesday this summer. Participate in painting, clay, ductigami classes & more by the best local and regional artists around and enjoy special live art demonstrations. All Ages Lunch & Learn Class: 11am-12pm Arri...

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Jul 23, 2014  4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Art of Alabama Food Exhibit

Arts & Culture Culinary Holiday Events
Art of Alabama Food Exhibit
Compleat Studio
4851 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Art of Alabama Food ExhibitJuly 2 – August 9Exhibit open Wed-Sat, 4-10pmThe Compleat Studio at The Wharf, Orange BeachThe Wharf in Orange Beach, together with The Compleat Studio, celebrate the Art of Alabama Food with a gallery exhibit featuring 36 of the “100 Dishes to Eat...

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Compleat Studio
4851 Main St.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

5-7 p.m.

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July 24
Featured Event

Jul 24, 2014  9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Make Your Own Glass

Arts & Culture Holiday Events
Make Your Own Glass
The Hot Shop at The Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach
26389 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
251-981-2787

Call to reserve your space, (251) 981-ARTS (2787).Appointments are available Tuesday-Friday at 9 a.m. and cost $50 per person. The small group class offers a 2.5 hour session where guests watch demonstrations by resident glass artists Adam Burges and Kerry Parks, then choose...

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