Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation announces the 22nd Annual Festival of the Arts on Oct. 28-29, 2017 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin, Florida, located in scenic Northwest Florida on the Gulf coast.
One of the Southeast's premier art festivals, the two-day signature event features art exhibits of nearly 200 total artists (including the juried and collaborative exhibit) from 13 states showcasing a diverse palette of artistic styles in 22 different art mediums. The Festival is a true celebration of art, music, food and fun for all ages!
Art lovers of all ages will be able to watch artists create works during live art demonstrations, browse art from dozens of emerging and student artists, and get hands-on in the interactive children’s art station. Beyond the visual arts, the Festival will feature two days of continual live music and a sampling of the local culinary arts scene. Entertaining street performers, lively art drawings and the sale of colorful keepsake souvenirs — all create a family-friendly festival feel.
Local restaurants and food trucks will serve a diverse menu of sumptuous cuisine, including a wine & beer garden. Convenient parking and free shuttle service are also available.
Proceeds benefit MKAF’s community outreach programs.