Valentine Tour of Homes

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Viridian
Residences at Hotel Viridian

The Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) of Walton County announced that its 2013 Valentine Tour of Homes features six stunning South Walton homes, which will now be open on both Saturday, Feb. 16th (10am to 4pm) and Sunday, Feb. 17th (Noon to 4pm).

“Each year, we aim to include a diverse mix of homes that offer architectural, historic or artistic significance,” said Jennifer Steele, Executive Director of the CAA. “This year, our tour has been expanded to two days and will include even more homes with styles ranging from classical to Florida cracker to modern.”

Gaultney
Gaultney

Six distinct and diverse homes will be featured on the self-guided tour, including the stunning Seaside home of Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, co-founder of Vera Bradley, which was featured in 30A Style, the definitive coffee-table book of South Walton homes by Lynn Nesmith. Additional homes on the tour include a Certified Platinum Florida Green Home in Alys Beach, a gulf-front home part of the Residences at Hotel Viridian in Seagrove Beach, a historic home on Western Lake in Grayton Beach, a low-country style home in Cypress Dunes and a contemporary home in Point Washington, featuring the artwork of Margo Russell.

The proceeds from the self-guided annual Valentine Tour of Homes benefit the CAA’s Educational Giving Program, which provides over $20,000 in grants to Walton County teachers and scholarships for students to participate in supplemental and continuing art education.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event and can be purchased at CulturalArtsAlliance.com and at Smith’s Antiques in Destin, the Bayou Arts Center, Sundog Books in Seaside and Hidden Lantern Gallery in Rosemary Beach.

For more info about the Tour and the Cultural Arts Alliance, call 850-622-5970.