"Empowering All through Arts and Culture"

MKAF Community Outreach is the community programming component of the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, Northwest Florida’s premier cultural arts organization in Destin, Florida. Through customized outreach programs, MKAF facilitates meaningful and engaging cultural experiences in K-12 schools and community organizations in Okaloosa and Walton counties.

MKAF All Kinds of Art EducationThroughout its 21-year history, MKAF has inspired over 300,000 children in over 60 schools. A majority of schools in the MKAF service area are in rural and underserved communities that lack access to arts programming. In addition, MKAF works with United Way agencies dedicated to helping youth and adult populations with special needs to realize their full potential through empowering programs in the arts.


Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
~ Pablo Picasso