Join MKAF: Festival of the Arts Oct. 24-25, Dining for a Cause Nov. 12

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25th Annual MKAF Festival of the Arts
It’s almost here! Known as one of Northwest Florida’s premier fine arts shows, the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) Festival of the Arts is one of the most anticipated cultural events of the year. The 25th annual event is set for Oct. 24-25, 2020, at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin.

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 27 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.

A celebration of art, music, food and family fun, special features of the Festival include a live music lineup, arts, and craft activities for children, souvenir posters and t-shirts and more.

General admission of $5 per person helps to fund the Foundation’s annual cultural outreach activities and programs. Children 12 and under are free. All MKAF members receive complimentary admission. For safety and well-being, MKAF asks that festivalgoers adhere to social distancing measures.

Tickets are $5; cash and credit accepted. To make a tax-deductible donation or learn more about the Festival of the Arts, visit mkaf.org or call (850) 650- 2226.

Dining for a Cause
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 Thurs., Nov. 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the East Bar and Courtyard.

Tickets are $50 per person or $40 for MKAF members. Purchase online at www.mkaf.org. Proceeds 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 the community.

For more details, email info@mkaf.org or call 850.650.2226 to donate cash or wine.