The Henderson Resort and Spa Announces Art Wave Event

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The Henderson Resort and Spa Announces Art Wave Event

A Showcase of Local Artists benefiting South Walton Artificial Reef Association

 On Thursday, January 10, 2019, The Henderson Resort and Spa will host Art Wave, an art exhibition dedicated to celebrating local artists who have art displayed throughout the resort, as well as new pieces from their latest collections.

From 6-9 p.m., event goers will have the opportunity to view live paintings and mingle with the featured artists, including Jeff Waldorff, John Maher, Justin Gaffrey, Lori Drew, Mary Hong, Melissa Mercer Brown, Tony Mennillo, and Velia Lala, in the Crystal Ballroom of The Henderson. There will be light bites, refreshments, and a silent auction held throughout the evening. Select pieces from each artist will also be available for purchase. Guests will also enjoy music by DJ 30A, complimentary valet, and a photo booth provided by Epic Photo Co.

100% of the money raised through ticket sales and auction proceeds will benefit the South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA), a non-profit aimed at the construction, deployment, and monitoring of permitted artificial reefs in Walton County’s Gulf of Mexico coastal waters in order to benefit the underwater habitat and ecosystem.

Tickets are available for $40 and include full access to the sophisticated bazaar, food, beverage and entertainment while celebrating local artists at The Henderson. Visit for more information and to purchase your ticket.

About Salamander Hotels & Resorts

Salamander Hotels & Resorts is a privately owned and operated company based in Middleburg, VA, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded by entrepreneur Sheila Johnson in 2005, the company has a luxury portfolio featuring two distinct collections. The Signature Collection includes the stunning Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, a 340-acre equestrian-inspired property near Washington, D.C.; The Henderson, a 170-room grand beach resort in Destin, FL; NOPSI New Orleans, a new 217-room luxury historic hotel re-imagined in the city’s Central Business District; and Hotel Bennett, a 179-room luxury hotel in Charleston, SC, opening in 2018. The Golf Collection includes the famed Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Bay, which hosts an annual PGA TOUR on its Copperhead Course; the elegant Reunion Resort in Orlando, which includes Signature Course designs from Nicklaus, Palmer and Watson; and the recently renovated oceanfront Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, FL, home to layouts by Nicklaus and Watson. All Salamander properties are members of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. For additional information, or call 540-687-3710.

About The South Walton Artificial Reef Association

The South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) is a 501c(3) not for profit organizations dedicated to Creating Living Reefs for Generations.  Through opportunities such as this event, we have raised over $2,000,000 in the past six years.  These dollars have gone to the construction and deployment of over 700 structures into the Gulf of Mexico.  In addition to the valuable marine habitat, the SWARA reefs have created opportunities for Recreation, Research and much more.  There are presently four snorkel reefs and nine near-shore fish / dive reefs deployed off our coast in waters from 12’ – 60’ of depth.  Please visit to learn more.


The Henderson Resort and Spa Announces Art Wave Event

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