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 Oct. 30-31, 2021 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin, and is free for attendees.
"The festival is a celebration of the wonder of arts and culture. We will feature new surprises this year including free entrance to all festival-goers! I encourage everyone to stop by to enjoy beautiful art, live music, and great food!" - Deb Nissley, MKAF Director of Operations & Festival Producer
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.
Volunteers are still needed. To sign up to volunteer at this year's Destin Festival of the Arts, please visit the signup page
To make a tax-deductible donation or provide corporate sponsorships or learn more about the Destin Festival of the Arts, visit mkaf.org
or call (850) 650-2226.