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Underwater Museum of Art, Florida

The Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) and the South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) partnered to introduce the first ever underwater permanent sculpture museum in North America.
The Underwater Museum of Art is a part of the Cultural Arts Alliance’s Art in Public Spaces Program and enhance South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA’s) mission of creating marine habitat and expanding fishery populations while providing enhanced creative, cultural, economic and educational opportunities for the benefit, education and enjoyment of residents, students and visitors in South Walton. Read more…

ARTISTS AND SCULPTURES

2022 Underwater Museum of Arts & Artists Announced

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) and South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) are proud to reveal the ten sculpture designs, including two international selections, chosen by the jury for permanent exhibition in the fourth installation of the Underwater Museum of Art (UMA). The 2022 installation will include the following

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2020 Underwater Museum of Art Installations Announced

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) and South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) recently revealed the sculpture designs selected by jury for permanent exhibition in the third installation of the Underwater Museum of Art (UMA). Named in 2018 by TIME Magazine as one of 100 “World’s Greatest Places,” the

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UMA Artist Urges: Let’s Not Blow This

Our earth is as delicate as a flower, and Alabama artist Kevin Reilly replicated its fragility in his piece Let’s Not Blow This for the 2019 installation for the Underwater Museum of Art. The hand holding a dandelion serves as a reminder to our role to restore and protect our

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Depth of Decision: Opening Doors Under the Sea

We are flooded with decisions every day. Doors represent a multitude of decisions, whether we choose to enter or wait for another opportunity. That is what Gianna Stewart wanted to communicate with her piece Depth of Decision, one of the 2019 installations for the Underwater Museum of Art (UMA). Depth

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UMA Named to TIME’s List of World’s Greatest Places

TIME revealed its first annual list of the World’s Greatest Places, which highlights 100 destinations that are breaking new ground, leading industry trends and offering visitors an extraordinary experience. The Underwater Museum of Art (UMA), located in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Grayton Beach, Florida, was included in the

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South Walton is home to a league of visionaries who have been instrumental in creating, nurturing and sustaining the ecological vibrancy of this area. But over the past few years, one passionate local stands out among the rest. His unique vision is bridging together our community’s culture, ecosystems and economy

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