Welcome to Northwest Florida’s premier cultural arts organization. Since 1995, the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) has been committed to cultivating and nurturing a deep appreciation of the arts along the breathtaking Emerald Coast. MKAF operates the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, providing a central location to celebrate cultural arts in Destin, Florida.
October 24th & 25th
The Festival of the Arts welcomes more than 100 artists from across the United States and Europe to showcase their art and to compete for $10,000 in cash prizes.
Members receive free "Concert in the Village" tickets and the option to purchase table seating, free admission to the "Festival of the Arts", and receive preferred membership event rates.
MKAF offers outdoor concerts and art festivals at our 52 acre multi-use complex as well as indoor seasonal programs, cultural events, and student art programs.