20th Annual Festival of the Arts
October 24 & 25, 2015
• Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 and Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015
• Saturday 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm
• $5/adult; MKAF members and children (under 12) are free
• Free Parking and Shuttle - click here for details
Recognized 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.
"Last year we featured exhibits of more than 100 artists from 13 states showcasing a diverse palette of artistic styles in many different art mediums," says MAKF Artist Market Chair Deb Nissley. "We were thrilled to recognize 28 artists hailing from 19 different cities with $10,000 in cash prizes for artwork representing 12 different art mediums."
The winning design for the official poster competition will become the signature artwork reproduced on festival t-shirts, posters, marketing collateral, specialty merchandise and prominently displayed on the cover of the official Festival of the Arts guide with a distribution of more than 30,000. Just one component of a comprehensive marketing campaign MKAF will launch surrounding the event.