Northwest Florida’s Premier Fine Arts Show

Courtesy Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation

Recognized as one of Northwest Florida’s premier fine art shows, the Festival of the Arts, produced by the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, is one of the most anticipated cultural events of the year on the Emerald Coast. Festive tents filled with amazing art created by more than 100 hand-selected juried artists from around the country bring Destin’s Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village alive. The annual event, which will award $10,000 in artist prizes, showcases a variety of original art from oil, watercolor, acrylic and glass paintings to sculpture, pottery, paper, mixed media, jewelry designs and more. 

The festival, now in its 19th year, is a celebration of music, too, and features live musical entertainment performed throughout both days in the Dugas Pavilion overlooking the Village Green. Other must-try festival amenity special features include the Cuisine on the Green food bistro, a new Wine Bar & Beer Garden, the Kid’s ArtStop and the Collaborative Art Exhibit showcasing more than 40 community artists representing local students and adults. 

Entry is $3 per adult, and kids under 12 are free.
Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village,
4323 Commons Drive West, Destin.
Sat 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.– 5 p.m.

Categories: Art, Events