Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Calls For Volunteers For The 22nd Annual Festival Of The Arts

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September 12, 2017
DESTIN, FLA. — (Sept. 11, 2017) Do you have a heart for art? Then feel free to lend a hand. Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation is seeking volunteers for the 22nd Annual Festival of the Arts to be held on Saturday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 29 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin.
Various shifts are available, including set up (on Friday, Oct. 27), main entry, artist relief, children’s tent and beverage booths as well as break down and more. All volunteers are welcome to arrive prior to their assigned shift or after their morning shift to visit the artists and enjoy the festival. 
Opportunities are available for students looking to donate their time in exchange for community service hours.
One of the Southeast’s premier festivals, the Festival of the Arts showcases the original artwork of more than 100 artists from across the U.S. and Europe who will compete for $10,000 in cash award prizes. Festival features include a food bistro, wine & beer garden, live music, art activities for kids, souvenir posters and t-shirts, art raffle and more. Free shuttle service and convenient on-site parking is also available. Admission is $5 for adult/non-members and free to MKAF members and children (12 and under).
To volunteer, go to to reserve your desired shift or contact Festival of the Arts Volunteer Coordinator Kathy Whidden at (850) 376-7391 or email
To make a tax-deductible donation or provide a corporate sponsorship; or for more information about the Festival of the Arts, visit or call (850) 650-2226.