Festival of the Arts Coming in October


Known as one of Northwest Florida’s premier fine arts shows, the MKAF Destin Festival of the Arts is one of the most anticipated cultural events of the year. The 26th annual event is set for October 30th-31st, 2021 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin and is free for attendees.

During the Festival, artists from across the United States will offer up their original artwork in the form of oil, watercolor, acrylic, and glass paintings; photography, sculpture, pottery, wood, paper, fiber, mosaics, mixed media, jewelry designs, and more in order to compete for $10,000 in cash prizes in 29 award categories, including the coveted “Best in Show” and “People’s Choice Award” which is selected by festival fans. The Festival also features a Collaborative Art Exhibit, which showcases select artwork of more than 60 community adult and student artists.

MKAF Festival of the Arts Event Graphic. A celebration of art, music, food, and family fun, special features of the Festival include a live music lineup, arts, souvenir posters and t-shirts, and more.

To sign up to volunteer at this year’s Destin Festival of the Arts, please visit https://mkaf.org/volunteer/.

To make a tax-deductible donation, provide corporate sponsorships or learn more about the Destin Festival of the Arts, visit mkaf.org or call (850) 650-2226.