Arts and Entertainment

  • Thousands attend Oysterfest

    An estimated 5,000 people attended Oysterfest on Saturday at Woolley Park in Panacea. Wakulla County resident and TCC Trustee Frank Messersmith said, “This event was a huge success thanks to the Working Waterfronts organization, the oyster farmers, area businesses and vendors, and, of course, the many visitors who spent their weekend in Wakulla County.”

  • Enjoy Max Hatt and Edda Glass at New Posh this weekend

    New Posh will host a very special valentine weekend concert Saturday: Max Hatt and Edda Glass have performed on the award winning NPR Mountain Stage radio show, at New York City’s Lincoln Center, at Washington D.C.’s The Kennedy Center, at the Sundance Film Fest, and many other well-known musical venues both large and small.
    This Saturday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m., New Posh will host this accomplished Jazz/Folk original musical duo.

  • 2019 Wakulla Wildlife Photography Contest

    The Wakulla News invites you to participate in a photography contest!

    Attached at the bottom of the page are the official rules and contest entry form. Please print them and fill them out. If you would like to save on paper, feel free to drop by the news and pick up the entry form and rules sheet.

    The winners and runners up photographs will be on display at the Wakulla Springs Car and Bike Show, April 6, 2019.

  • John Henry Fountain keeps busy with art

    By Megan chichester
    Staff Writer

    John Henry Fountain, who recently lost his wife of 17 years, is keeping busy with metal work, poetry and other art but continues to reminisce about his wife.
    “Yes, she was my hippy chick. My wife Patty she passed in January due to a heart attack. Patty Glover Autry, she was born and raised here. I had met her at Slough Bridge swimming hole.”

  • JENNY ODOM:Wakulla artist finds her groove in Apalachicola

    Staff Writer

     “I really enjoyed writing. That was the first time I was really a writer.”
    Jenny Odom smiles as she remembers her time as a staff and arts and entertainment writer for The Wakulla news.
    “I was languishing a lot. I was doing art but not enough to keep my self financially stable.”
    It would be hard to imagine this creative not being around art.

  • Palaver Tree backstory

    The Black Box Theater you see today was once an auction house that was built by CL Townsend Sr. Later the site became home to storage units. Nothing became of the units for a long time until Donaldson came along.
    “Around 2010, at an event in Wakulla Springs and Anita Townsend introduced me to the audience,” recounts Donaldson. “Both of Townsend’s sons were there – CL Jr. and Jack Townsend were in the audience. They approached me and said they knew I was trying to build a theater in Wakulla.

  • Director Brian Maurer to visit Palaver Tree

    Brian Maurer has finished his film “In the Wake of Ire” and is happy to have it screened at Palaver Theater.

  • Palaver Tree Theater to hold Film Festival


    Palaver Tree Theater will be celebrating its new building by holding its first film festival, in partnership with Tallahassee Film Festival.
    During the festival, Palaver Tree will be exhibiting short films called Palaver Selections.
    Donaldson wants to influence others about art and theater, not solely in Wakulla.


    This past Saturday, Sept. 30th The Wakulla County Airport celebrated being open for 54 years. There was a concert, an automobile and aviation show along with snacks,  fun and educational information from vendors.

  • Young photographer has focus

    ARTS Writer

    It was a Saturday night at the “Wet n’ Wrap” party that attracted a crowd to Bayleaf market. Although it is unusual for the store to open in the evening, this was for a special occasion. The food and hospitality wasn’t the main selling point that night – local artists came to sell their creative works, share their talents, and connect with other like-minded creatives.