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Festival of the Arts

What: Festival of the Arts
When: Sunday, October 27, 2019
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: MKAF Cultural Arts Village

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) presents its annual Festival of the Arts for an entire weekend of art, music, food and fun for everyone. The area's premiere fine arts festival takes place October 26 and 27 at the MKAF Cultural Arts Village in Destin, Florida.

Celebrating 24 years, the two-day signature event features art exhibits of more than 100 artists from across the US and Europe showcasing a diverse palette of artistic styles in different art mediums. Beyond the visual arts, the Festival will feature two days of continual live music, a sampling of the local culinary arts scene and a beer & wine garden. Entertaining street performers, lively art drawings and the sale of colorful keepsake souvenirs — all create a family-friendly festival feel.

Saturday Oct 26: 9AM-5PM
Sunday Oct 27: 10AM-4PM

Free parking at Grace Lutheran Church or take the free art shuttle from Emerald Coast Centre (near Beall's Department Store)


Festival fans can relax and dine alfresco with table seating while listening to the stellar music line up taking to the stage at the Dugas Pavilion.

Foodies can toast the arts with select wines from Vintage Distributors and craft beers from 3rd Planet Brewing and Destin Brewery. Bottled water and sodas will also be available for purchase.

Please, No Pets!
Unfortunately, the event venue is not pet friendly. Pets are often intimidated by crowds and can react unpredictably. For the comfort and safety of all of our patrons, people with pets will be asked to leave the event area, which is enforced through city ordinance. All registered service animals are welcome.

Proceeds from MKAF cultural events help fund arts education community outreach programs serving K-12 students, adults and children with special needs and military and veteran populations suffering with PTSD and TBI. The event is free to children 12 and under and MKAF members. Sorry, no refunds are given for inclement weather.

For more information, visit mattiekellyartsfoundation.org call (850) 650-2226 and follow Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation on Facebook.             

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF), a 501-c-3 not-for-profit charitable arts organization, was founded on the cultural, educational and spiritual beliefs of the late Destin matriarch, Mattie Kelly. MKAF’s mission is Northwest Florida’s champion of cultural arts and arts education for all. Since it formed in 1995, its art programs have reached and inspired more than 300,000 children in over 61 schools, and United Way agencies, children and adults with special needs, and wounded warriors. 

The 2019 Festival of the Arts brings an arts-packed weekend filled with new and old traditions during the most beautiful time of year on the Emerald Coast of Florida. 


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