Welcome to Northwest Florida’s premier cultural arts organization. Since 1995, the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) has been committed to cultivating and nurturing a deep appreciation of the arts along the breathtaking Emerald Coast. MKAF operates the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, providing a central location to celebrate cultural arts in Destin, Florida.
MKAF presents several outdoor concerts and a fine art festival on a 7 acre open-air event lawn as well as other seasonal programs throughout the year.
Our nine-week outdoor Thursday night concert series starts May 5th and ends June 30th. Join MKAF now and receive free admission to "Concerts in the Village" to all nine concerts and fall art festival.
Arts education outreach program serves schools and agencies, including youth and adult populations with special needs.