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Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation Calls for Volunteers for the 27th Annual Festival of the Arts Oct.28-30

Do you have a heart for art? Then feel free to lend a hand. Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation is seeking volunteers for the 27th Annual Festival of the Arts to be held on Saturday, Oct. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin. 

Various shifts are available including set up (on Friday, Oct. 28), 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. 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 free.

To volunteer, go to insert link to reserve your desired shift or contact Festival of the Arts Volunteer Coordinator Patricia Parker at (850) 368-0988 or email

To sign up to Volunteer, go to and search “2022 Mattie Kelly Festival of the Arts” or link here. 

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