The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) - a not-for-profit charitable arts organization founded in 1995 to be Northwest Florida's champion of cultural arts and arts education for all - benefit from the annual event.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Silver Shells Resort in Destin will host its 8th Annual Fall Wine Walkabout to benefit Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s Community Outreach programs on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the East Bar and Courtyard.
Chef Ruston Johnson has created another special menu featuring multiple culinary stations with heavy hors’ oeuvres paired with select fine wines courtesy of a variety of distributors.
CEO Marcia Hull stated, “Once again, Mike Sable’s team at Ruth’s Chris stages an impressive culinary event as a valuable supporter of the arts. This annual event provides an opportunity for our members and art enthusiasts to learn the impact of MKAF”s cultural contributions to sustain a thriving arts and culture community for our residents and visitors.”
Live entertainment will feature the award-winning soul and jazz artist, Cheryl Jones & Company.
Returning again this year, “Bubbles & Baubles” allow patrons to enter to win a variety of eclectic to fine jewelry from local artists and jewelers. Those entering will participate in a complimentary champagne tasting.
Patrons will have a chance to enter an amazing charity raffle where all guests have an opportunity to win packages creating exciting experiences. The MKAF Wine Pull has become a popular feature at this event that includes a collection of multiple bottles of fine wines donated from wine enthusiasts, private wine cellars, distributors, and restaurants. Purchase numbered wine corks to match your winning bottles of wine.
Tickets are $60 per person or $50 for MKAF members and available to purchase online at www.mkaf.org. Proceeds will fund the Foundation’s community outreach mission to provide cultural outreach programs serving K-12 students, adults and children with special needs, at-risk youth, and active/veteran military suffering from visible and invisible injuries in our community.
All Ruth's Chris team members, volunteers, and event organizers will be wearing masks for the safety of the attendees. While we strongly encourage attendees to wear a face covering, it is not required. The event will be held outdoors with adequate space for distancing.
For more information about MKAF Outreach programs visit www.mkaf.org
. Interested in donating cash or wine to the MKAF Wine Pull or Bubbles & Baubles? Please call (850) 650-2226 for more information on how to partner with this and future MKAF events.