Artists prepare for Festival of the Arts

Published: Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 02:46 PM.

DESTIN — The 17th Annual Festival of the Arts will celebrate talent and crafts in the Henderson Beach State Park.

This year the event will gather more than 100 artists in Destin, overlooking the dunes and the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

The festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The artists will be competing for more than $9,000 in cash prizes. Besides financial stimulus, provided by the sponsors of the event, the participants will have the opportunity to show their works to a lot art appreciators.

During the scheduled hours, the hosts will offer kid’s activities, live music and a bistro food court.  Free shuttles will be at the Emerald Coast Centre on U.S. Highway 98 west of Walmart will transfer the guests to the festival.

The donation for the festival is $3 for adults and free for children under 12.

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