Festival of the Arts in Destin Oct 25-26

October 24, 2014 by SoWal Staff

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation will present the 19th Annual Festival of the Arts on Oct. 25-26 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. One of the Southeast’s premier festivals, the event showcases the original artwork of more than 100 juried artists from across the U.S. who will compete for $10,000 in cash award prizes.   

Explore a diverse palette of artistic styles, including: acrylic, clay, collage, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, mosaic, oil, pen and ink, photography, digital art, pastel, pottery, sculpture, fiber, textile, wood and watercolor. And spend time meeting the artists, discovering their inspiration, and adding to your own collection.

This year's festival will feature live music, art activities for kids, souvenir posters and t-shirts, an art raffle, and more. A food bistro, wine bar & beer garden, as well as convenient parking and motor coach shuttle are also available.

This 19 year tradition combines the best cultural art talent for a 2 day celebration of art, music, food and fun. Come out this fall and enjoy the Festival of the Arts!

Free Parking and Shuttle 168 on-site grass parking spaces, handicap parking, parking next door at the Grace Lutheran Church, and off site parking with shuttle service.

Cuisine On The Green  790 On the Gulf, Tucker Dukes, The Big Red Truck, Jim N' Nicks, Rosey's Kettle Corn, Mark's Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Deep South Sno Treats, and a newly expanded Wine Bar and Beer Garden.

Festival Music Series  Continuous live music entertainment throughout the festival at the Dugas Pavilion.

Saturday, Oct. 25
Coconut Radio | 10:00 a.m.
Matt Hoggatt | 12:30 p.m.
Mr. Perfect | 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 26
Continuum | 11:00 a.m.
The Season Ammons Band | 1:30 p.m.
Geoff McBride | 3:30 p.m.
Kid's Art Stop Free and interactive art and craft activities, collaborative art exhibit, and an eclectic mix showcasing student and adult art.

Festival Souvenirs & Charity Raffle Buy commemorative posters and t-shirts. Enter to win original artwork that is generously donated by the 2014 Festival artists.

Saturday - 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday - 11 am to 5 pm
Cost: $3 admission per adult.
MKAF members and children under 12 free.

See Festival of the Arts | 2014 Guide online for more information about the festival and artists.

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF), a non-profit charitable arts organization, was founded in 1995 on the cultural, educational and spiritual beliefs of the late Destin Matriarch, Mattie Kelly. The champion of cultural arts and education in Northwest Florida, MKAF's vision is to impact lives through art and culture.


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