Events | Festival of the Arts

Kadri KaermaOctober 25 & 26
Saturday - 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday - 11 am to 5 pm
Cost: $3 admission per adult.
MKAF members and children under 12 free.

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Mattie Kelly Cultural Ats Village
4323 Commons Drive West, Destin, FL 32541

Event Guide.... click here to view PDF.
Map and Parking.... click here for additional info.

Sorry, no pets allowed in the Village.

Recognized as one of Northwest Florida’s premier fine art shows, the Festival of the Arts (formerly Destin Festival of the Arts) welcomes more than 100 juried artists from 13 states and special guest artist from Europe to the beautiful beaches of Destin to showcase their art and to compete for $10,000 in cash prizes. This 19 year tradition combines the best cultural art talent for a 2 day celebration of art, music, food and fun.

Enjoy the Festival - Event Guide (PDF)

  • Robin CannonFree 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. Click here for additional details and map.
  • 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.
  • Continuous Live Entertainment
    Six musical acts from 30A Singer/Songwriter's Series and more. From NBC's The Voice, Geoff McBride will close out the show.
    Saturday: 10 am Coconut Radio Band, 12:30 pm Matt Hoggatt, 3 pm Mr. Perfect. Sunday: 11 am Continuum, 3:30 Geoff McBride, 1:30 pm The Season Ammons Band
  • Kid's ArtStop
    Free and interactive art and craft activities.
  • Collaborative Art Exhibit
    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.

The Art

MKAF Destin Festival of the ArtsExplore 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.

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Join MKAF and receive free entry to the Concerts in the Village nine-week outdoor concert series in May and June and the Festival of the Arts.

To become a sponsor.... contact Marcia Hull (850) 650-2226.