October 25 & 26
Saturday - 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday - 11 am to 5 pm
Cost: $3 admission per adult.
MKAF members and children under 12 free.
Mattie Kelly Cultural Ats Village
4323 Commons Drive West, Destin, FL 32541
Sorry, no pets allowed in the Village.
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 13 states 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.
Enjoy the Festival - Event Guide (PDF)
- Free Parking and Shuttle
168 on-site grass parking spaces, handicap parking, parking next door at the Grace Lutheran Church, and off site parking with shuttle service. Click here for additional details and map.
- Cuisine On The Green
790 On the Gulf, Tucker Dukes, The Big Red Truck, Jim N' Nicks, Rosey's Kettle Corn, Mark's Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Deep South Sno Treats, and a newly expanded Wine Bar and Beer Garden.
- Continuous Live Entertainment
Six musical acts from 30A Singer/Songwriter's Series and more. From NBC's The Voice, Geoff McBride will close out the show.
Saturday: 10 am Coconut Radio Band, 12:30 pm Matt Hoggatt, 3 pm Mr. Perfect. Sunday: 11 am Continuum, 3:30 Geoff McBride, 1:30 pm The Season Ammons Band
- Kid's ArtStop
Free and interactive art and craft activities.
- Collaborative Art Exhibit
An eclectic mix showcasing student and adult art.
- Festival Souvenirs & Charity Raffle
Buy commemorative posters and t-shirts.
Enter to win original artwork that is generously donated by the 2014 Festival artists.
Explore a diverse palette of artistic styles, including: acrylic, clay, collage, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, mosaic, oil, pen and ink, photography, digital art, pastel, pottery, sculpture, fiber, textile, wood and watercolor and spend time meeting the artists, discovering their inspiration, and adding to your own collection.