Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Orders Replacement Canopy Thanks to Generous Community Donations

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation board of directors and staff applauds the generosity of individuals and businesses that have rallied in support of the recent storm damage recovery campaign.


“We are happy to announce that through generous community donations we have been able to order a replacement canopy for the Pavilion and should be installing the canopy by our opening Spring Concert in the Village in April,” says MKAF board chairman Matt Dalhman.


“While we were able to order the canopy, the unexpected expense has set our operating budgets back for the year. We are still graciously accepting donations to help offset those expenses so we can continue our mission.”


MKAF is dedicated to the continuing development of the Cultural Arts Village, a Destin venue that creates a vibrant cultural amenity for all audiences.


“The late Destin matriarch Mattie Kelly bequeathed the land with the specific purpose of building a thriving arts and culture experience for the enjoyment of the residents and visitors to our coastal community,” says MKAF CEO Marcia Hull.


“The Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village plays a critically important civic and economic role in the community as a strong economic driver and revenue generator to sustain MKAF’s operations and cultural outreach programs serving students in the schools, children and adults with special needs, and the veteran community of the wounded warrior population.”


For more information or to join MKAF to receive added valued benefits, including preferred member pricing at special events, or to inquire about getting involved by volunteering or joining the Board of Directors, visit or call 850‑650‑2226.

‑ Zandra Wolfgram
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