Events | Festival of the Arts

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Application deadline is September 24, 2015. To receive an application, contact Deb Nissley at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation at 850.650.2226.

20th Annual Festival of the Arts
October 24 & 25, 2015

Andi Scurto

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 13states 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.

  • Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 and Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015
  • Sorry, no pets allowed.Saturday 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm
  • $5/adult; MKAF members and children (under 12) are free

MKAF Destin Festival of the Arts Winners"Last year we featured exhibits of more than 100 juried 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.

2014 People's Choice Martin Figlinski
2014 People's Choice Martin Figlinski
2014 Best in Show Jeannie Maddox
2014 Best in Show Jeannie Maddox
Kadri Kaerma
2014 MKAF Festival of the Arts

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2013 MKAF Festival of the Arts

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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.