Cultural Art Association's Fine Art Show

Mother's Day weekend was the Cultural Art Association's Fine Art Show at the Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin.

The Island King was hired by two of the artists to come out and take pictures of their booth so Saturday we took the whole family and spent the day wandering around the Village admiring out all of the displays.

We went to their booths first and took the pictures they need.

It didn't take long for the "work" part of the day to be finished and we were free to enjoy the show.

Surprisingly, there weren't that many people there. Which was bad for the artists but good for us.

Baytowne Wharf is built around a lake in Sandestin Resort and serves as the town center. It's filled with shops and restaurants and several big green areas they use for concerts and plays.

The Island Girl's guitar teacher, Jimmy Chandler, plays classical guitar and he and Inga Ghirard were playing in the amphitheater.

He plays beautiful classical music as well as a lot of jazz but when I look at him I always think of Chong from Cheech and Chong so it's funny to hear him playing classical music with a violinist.

I saw this picture and fell in love with it. I don't know why exactly but I LOVE it.

I told the Oldest Island Boy how much I liked the painting and he said "Hey, maybe Dad will buy that for you for Mother's Day!" Then he looked at the $1,190 price tag and said "Or maybe not" LOL

After wandering around for a while we decided to get something to eat. Baytowne Wharf has a wide variety of restaurants but the where should we eat decision wasn't too hard to make. Cabos Paradise Grill is located directly across from the playground which means we can eat and the kids can play on the playground all at the same time.

They have a giant steak, chicken and shrimp nacho appetizer that easily filled all 5of us up - with leftovers to spare.

After we ate, the boys took off for the playground.

Where they managed to talk some other kid's dad into spinning them endlessly on the tire swing.

After a lot of walking, eating and playing we had some seriously tired boys.

We were tired too and the teenager was on the verge of cranky so we decided to call it a day.

Baytowne Wharf is an interesting place to spend the day and being surrounded by all of that creativity was extra nice.