Events | Festival of the Arts

21th Annual Festival of the Arts

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

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.

Best in Show Winner ($1,600)
Lorri Honeycutt, Photography, Austin, Texas

Best in Show Winner

Award of Excellence Winners ($800)
Juan Francisco Adaro, Mixed Media, Freeport, Fla.
Mitchell Grafton, Ceramics, Panama City, Fla.
Carole Jayne, Metal, Blountstown, Fla.

Award of Merit Winners ($400)
George Bragg, Metal, Panama City Beach, Fla.
Carroll Swayze, Acrylic, Englewood, Fla.
Jeannie Maddox, Oil, Dothan, Ala.
Martin Figlinski, Oil, Lynn Haven, Fla.

Judges Recognition Award Winners ($200)
Terri Cadman & Martha Cummins, Wood, New Market, Tenn.
John Maurer, Oil/Acrylic, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Barbara Umbel, Jewelry, Indian Harbour Beach, Fla.
Daryl Harwood, Mixed Media, Panama City Beach, Fla.
Don Nedobeck, Painting, Deland, Fla.
Jenny Wang, Jewelry, Tallahassee, Fla.
Fred Fisher, Mixed Media, Quincy, Fla.
Paul Arthur, Wood, Freeport, Fla.
Lesha Porche, Watercolor, Niceville, Fla.
Becky Hart, Mixed Media, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.
Craig & Tracy Wilson, Clay, Blue Springs, Miss.

People’s Choice Award ($800)
Craig & Tracy Wilson, Clay, Blue Springs, Miss.

People’s Choice Award

Poster Art Contest Winner ($500)
Andrea "Andi" Scurto, Destin, Fla.2015 MKAF Poster

Andi Scurto

Collaborative Exhibit Winners
Best in Show ($250), Sarah Adams, Niceville High School
Adult 1st Place ($100), Ian Fagan
Adult 2nd Place ($75), Maria Coello
Adult 3rd Place ($50), John Murphy
Student 1st Place ($100), Taylor Conley, Niceville High School
Student 2nd Place ($75), Emily Grace Bishop, Rocky Bayou Christian School
Student 3rd Place ($50), Madison Rusch, Niceville High School

2015 MKAF Festival of the Arts

Art 2015 - 1 Art 2015 - 2 Art 2015 - 3 Art 2015 - 4 Art 2015 - 5 Art 2015 - 6 Art 2015 - 7 Art 2015 - 40 Art 2015 - 41 Art 2015 - 42 Art 2015 - 43 Art 2015 - 44 Art 2015 - 8 Art 2015 - 9 Art 2015 - 10 Art 2015 - 11 Art 2015 - 47 Art 2015 - 12 Art 2015 - 13 Art 2015 - 13 Art 2015 - 17 Art 2015 - 15 Art 2015 - 16 Art 2015 - 46 Art 2015 - 18 Art 2015 - 19 Art 2015 - 20 Art 2015 - 21 Art 2015 - 22 Art 2015 - 23 Art 2015 - 24 Art 2015 - 25 Art 2015 - 26 Art 2015 - 27 Art 2015 - 28 Art 2015 - 29 Art 2015 - 45 Art 2015 - 30 Art 2015 - 31 Art 2015 - 32 Art 2015 - 33 Art 2015 - 48 Art 2015 - 49 Art 2015 - 50 Art 2015 - 51 Art 2015 - 52 Art 2015 - 53 Art 2015 - 54

2014 MKAF Festival of the Arts

Art 2014 - 1 Art 2014 - 2 Art 2014 - 3 Art 2014 - 4 Art 2014 - 5 Art 2014 - 6 Art 2014 - 7 Art 2014 - 8 Art 2014 - 9 Art 2014 - 10 Art 2014 - 11 Art 2014 - 12 Art 2014 - 13 Art 2014 - 14 Art 2014 - 15 Art 2014 - 16 Art 2014 - 17 Art 2014 - 18 Art 2014 - 19 Art 2014 - 20 Art 2014 - 21 Art 2014 - 22 Art 2014 - 23 Art 2014 - 24
Art 2014 - 25 Art 2014 - 26 Art 2014 - 27 Art 2014 - 28 Art 2014 - 29 Art 2014 - 30 Art 2014 - 31 Art 2014 - 32 Art 2014 - 33 Art 2014 - 34 Art 2014 - 35 Art 2014 - 36

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.

Festival of the Arts Sponsors

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

Festival of the Arts Media Sponsors

30a
Cumulus Broadcasting - Coast 93.3
Cox
Emerald Coast Magazine
Life's A Beach Publications
SoWal.com
The Beachcomber
The Destin Log
The Wave
Beach TV
I Love Destin