2nd Annual Destin Festival Artist Home Tour

  Photo by Howard Robinson2nd Annual Destin Festival Artist Home Tour by Zandra Wolfgram

According to the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, home is where the “art” is. On Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the foundation will host a home tour event with a creative twist — artwork. A select group of private homes along the Emerald Coast will showcase the artwork created by premier artists who will be exhibiting at the 16th Annual Destin Festival of the Arts Oct. 29–30 at Henderson Beach State Park.  

This lovely Inspiration Point home in Miramar Beach, owned by Paul and Janie Van Deventer and managed by My Vacation Haven, enhances its traditional Southern coastal design with sea-inspired paintings by artist Margaret Biggs of Gulf Breeze. An accomplished artist, Biggs was named Best of American Oil Painters 2010 and Best of Worldwide Landscape Painters 2011.

“What makes this home tour exceptional is the diversity of the architecture and interior design, you’ll get to see everything from classic, Gothic Tuscany to modern and traditional Southern design for the best of coastal living,” said Marcia Hull, executive director of the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation.

Admission is $15 in advance/$20 at the door. Tickets are available at Trustmark Bank Branches, Sugar Beach Interiors, P.S. Gifts (Fort Walton Beach) and Bayou Books (Niceville).  For a home tour schedule, call (850) 650-2226 or visit mattiekellyartsfoundation.org.