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Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Wanted! Artists for Mattie Kelly Fall Festival

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Photo Courtesy of Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation
Submitted by Shantelle Dedicke:

Artist applications and poster competition entries are now being accepted for the 23rd Annual Festival of the Arts.

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation's Festival of the Arts is one of the southeast's premier festivals and showcases over 100 artists from across the U.S. The festival is a celebration of art, music, food, family fun and features live music, a food bistro, wine and beer garden, art activities for kids, merchandise and more. The festival will be held Oct. 27 and 28 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. 

Artists display their pieces and compete for $10,000 in cash award prizes. Artists must pay a $30 non-refundable jury fee and a $210 booth fee. 

The winning design for the official poster competition will become the signature artwork for festival t-shirts, posters, marketing collateral, merchandise and will be displayed on the cover of the festival guide (which has over 30,000 distributions). The winning artist will also receive a $500 cash prize. 

Artist and poster application deadline is June 27. Visit for artist application, rules of participation, and poster entry form. Call 850-650-2226 or email for more information.