Events | Festival of the Arts

Sorry, no pets allowed.21th Annual Festival of the Arts

  • Saturday, October 29th, 9 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday, October 30th, 10 am – 4 pm
  • $5/adult; MKAF members & children (under 12) are free
  • Free Parking and Shuttle - click here for details

Click here for 2016 Festival Guide (PDF)
A sneak preview of the participating artists, entertainment, children's art activities, collaborative art exhibit, cuisine on the green and much more!

Music Lineup - Saturday

Drew Tillman
Roman Street Trio

Music Lineup - Sunday

Noodle Soup
Jeff Glickman
Dino Lourdi

Food Vendors

790 on the Gulf, Big Red Truck, Jim ‘N Nicks Barbeque, Coastal Chow, Sweet Henrietta’s Treats, Rosey’s Sweets & Treats, JK Italian Ice

About the Artist A.J. Brown | View Larger Image of Framed Painting

Special Guest Artist A.J. Brown.... has generously donated an original, framed 22" x 26" painting of "Tangerine Skies" valued at $2,275 to support funding and awareness of MKAF’s art education outreach program, All Kinds of Art.

Buy Raffle Tickets

Purchase tickets online (through Friday, October 28th at 5 pm) and in person at the Art Drawing Tent up to the Benefit Drawing on Sunday, October 30th at 3 pm.

Drawing will be held at the festival on Sunday, October 30th at 3 pm. Winner does not need to be present to win. Tickets may be purchased in person at MKAF offices located at 4323 Commons Drive West in Destin (Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm) or calling 850.650.2226.

1 - $10 / Online $10.30 ($10 + $.30)
3 - $20 / Online $20.60 ($20 + $.60)
10 - $50 / Online $51.50 ($50 + $1.50)
20 - $100 / Online $103 – ($103 +$3)
*3% online convenience fee added.

Buy Raffle Tickets Online

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

Register Online through SignUp
Volunteer Form (PDF)
MKAF Office 850.650.2226

Kathleen Broaderick2016 PosterRecognized 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
Old Bay Steamer
Saltwater Restaurants
Beauchamp Commercial
Coastal Bank and Trust
Emerald Coast Title Services
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Silver Sands Premium Outlest
Eglin Federal Credit Union
Galati Yacht Sales
Newman-Dailey Resort Properties
Publix Super Markets Charities
Mosquito Authority

Festival of the Arts Media Sponsors

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

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.