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Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) is committed to cultivating and nurturing a deep appreciation of the arts in residents and visitors along the Emerald Coast. MKAF operates the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, providing a central location to celebrate cultural arts in Destin, Florida. The multi-use complex provides the backdrop for entertainment, festivals, outdoor concerts, and other cultural events. 

MKAF's Concerts in the Village Series invites music-lovers to enjoy a night under the stars featuring national, regional and local musicians perform annually at the spring, summer and fall series on the Dugas Stage. Showcasing a diverse genre of music suitable for all ages and families, The Florida Travel Guide named Concerts in the Village as one of the “Top Ten Things to Do” in Northwest Florida. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. 

The Festival of the Arts, one of the Southeast’s premier art festivals showcases premier artists plus collaborative artists from the United States and Europe. Held annually in October, artists compete for cash awards representing 18 different mediums in an outdoor walking exhibit production.  Additional amenities include live music, a food bistro, wine and beer garden, and an adult/student collaborative art exhibit.

Join the MKAF mailing list for news about events, volunteer opportunities, upcoming art programs and fundraising activities. Want to become an MKAF member? Learn more here: Membership. Follow MKAF on social media for updates on events, concerts and programs.

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation
4323 Commons Dr W
Destin, FL 32541
Phone: 850.650.2226


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