2017 Festival of the Arts
- Poster Application (PDF)
- Artist Application (PDF)
June 26 ~ Application & Poster Deadline
July 10 ~ Acceptance/Notifications Emailed
August 1 ~ Deadline for cancellation (minus $50 processing fee).
No refunds after August 1, 2017
October 27 ~ Artist load-in by assigned times
October 28th & 29th - Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm
- $5/adult; MKAF members & children (under 12) are free
- Free Parking and Shuttle - click here for details
- Cuisine On The Green
- Continuous Live Entertainment
- Kid's ArtStop
- Collaborative Art Exhibit
- Festival Souvenirs & Charity Raffle
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.
21th Annual Festival of the Arts
Best in Show Winner ($1,600)
Lena Reznik, Cumming, Ga. – Oil & Acrylic
Award of Merit Winners ($400)
Claire Whitmore, Huntsville, Ala. – Fiber
Gary Worthington, Destin, Fla. – Mixed Media
Kathleen Broaderick, Miramar Beach, Fla. – Oil
Maria Spies, Silverhill, Ala. – Clay
Judges Recognition Award Winners ($200)
Tony Krysinsky, Pensacola, Fla. –Mixed Media
Jordan Aucoin, Miramar Beach, Fla. – Sculpture
Hannah Spiegelman, Panama City, Fla. – Acrylic Gouache
Connie Nabholz, Lynn Haven, Fla. – Jewelry
Martin Figlinski, Lynn Haven, Fla. – Wood & Acrylic
Bill Fussell, Panama City, Fla. – Jewelry
Inka Smith, Cantonment, Fla. – Jewelry
Jeff & Jaky Felix, Titus, Ala. – Glass
Michael Fagan, Pensacola, Fla. – Mixed Media
George Bragg, Panama City Beach, Fla. –Metal
People’s Choice Award ($800)
David Griesmyer, McConnelsville, Oh. – Metal Sculpture
Collaborative Exhibit Winners
Best in Show ($250), Natalie Cross, Niceville High School
Adult 1st Place ($100), Ian Fagan, Pensacola, Fla.
Adult 2nd Place ($75), John Murphy, DeFuniak Springs, Fla.
Adult 3rd Place ($50), Linda Kernick, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Student 1st Place ($100), Samantha Durkin, Niceville High School
Student 2nd Place ($75), Dakota Voyce, Crestview High School
Student 3rd Place ($50), Annalisse McKee, Fort Walton Beach High School
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.