Events | Festival of the Arts

2016 Poster21th Annual Festival of the Arts

Saturday, October 29th, 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, October 30th, 10 am – 4 pm

Volunteers needed for concession sales, guest entry, raffle tent, children's ArtStop activities and artist relief.

Register Online through
Volunteer Form (PDF)
MKAF Office 850.650.2226

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) is now accepting applications for the Adult Collaborative Art Exhibit component.

Application deadline is Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

Kathleen BroaderickRecognized as one of Northwest Florida’s premier fine art shows, the Festival of the Arts welcomes more than 100 artists from across the United States and Europe to the beautiful beaches of Destin to showcase their art and to compete for $10,000 in cash prizes. This 20-year tradition combines the best cultural art talent for a two-day celebration of art, music, food and fun.

2015 Festival of the Arts Photos and Winner Information

Festival of the Arts Sponsors

Blue Marlin Realty
Bay Breeze Patio
Saltwater Restaurants
Coastal Bank and Trust
Emerald Coast Title Services
Harrison Sale McCloy
Old Bay Steamer
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Silver Sands Premium Outlest

Festival of the Arts Media Sponsors

Cumulus Broadcasting - Coast 93.3
Emerald Coast Magazine
Life's A Beach Publications
The Beachcomber
The Destin Log
The Wave
Beach TV
I Love Destin

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.