24th Annual Festival of the Arts at MKAF Cultural Arts Village Oct 26-27

October 11, 2019 by SoWal Staff

Event canceled due to bad weather.

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) presents the annual 24th Annual Festival of the Arts October 26 & 27 for an entire weekend of art, music, food and fun for everyone.

Celebrating 24 years, the two-day signature event at the MKAF Cultural Arts Village in Destin 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.

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Cultural Arts Village | Destin, Florida
Saturday Oct 26: 9AM-5PM
Sunday Oct 27: 10AM-4PM
Adult admission $5, kids 12 and under free. MKAF members free.

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. 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.

Saturday, October 26
When the Sun Shines  9:30am - 11:30am
Jones & Company  12:00pm - 2:00pm
Skylar Capri  2:30pm - 4:30pm

Sunday, October 27
Now and Then  10:00am - 11:00am
Roman Street Trio  11:30am - 1:30pm
Mr. Perfect  2:00pm - 3:30pm

Adult & Student Collaborative Exhibit and Competition

Wine & Beer Garden - Cuisine on the Green
790 On the Gulf, Stanley's Sweet Treats, Cafe Rico, Jim 'N Nicks BBQ, Mark's Hawaiian Shaved Ice & Funnel Cakes, Fun Pops Kettle Corn, Dan's Ole Fashioned Concessions.

Kid's Art Activities aboard the Imagination Machine Art Bus

George Rodrigue Life & Legacy Tour featuring Wendy Rodrigue and a "Blue Dog" Pop-Up Art Exhibit

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 Follow Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation on Facebook for updates on events, concerts and programs.


>Destin artist, Kelly Pierre, was selected as the official 2019 Festival of the Arts poster contest winner.



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