A call to artists for the upcoming Musical Echoes Native American Flute and Art Festival to be held April 19–21 at the Landing in Fort Walton Beach has been issued.



Musical Echoes is the largest Native American Flute and Art Festival in America and is free to attend. Featured events include stage performances by award winning musicians and traditional dancers during the entire festival.



Vendors offer their crafts, jewelry, art, and other traditional items, most of which are handmade.



Enjoy fry bread, Indian Tacos and other delicious foods. Interact with Native American craftsmen, watch demonstrations, take a free beginners flute playing class, and enjoy a variety of great music and dance. Musical Echoes is an alcohol-free, family-friendly event.



Enter the Poster Contest, Art Competition, Flute Makers Competition, or send your CD for the Flute Players Competition.



Poster Contest: Create a poster incorporating a wolf (2013 totem) and a Native American Flute into your original design. Deadline for submission is Jan. 20.



Flute Players Competition: Submit an audition CD by Jan. 20. If selected to be a finalist, you will perform live on stage at the festival, in a competition with other finalists.



Arts Competition: Create a work of art incorporating the 2013 totem —wolf — into the design. Any Native American Style art piece can be submitted, but the artist must submit the piece in person at the festival on April 20. Drums, rattles, flute holders, most anything qualifies for the arts competition.



Flute Makers Competition: Enter your Native American Flute designed and built by you. Your flute will be played and judged by expert flute makers and players. You must enter the flute in person at the festival on April 20.



Prize money is awarded to the winners. All winners receive recognition at the festival.



For registration forms visit www.musicalechoes.org and click on competitions. Rules and regulations are listed on the site. For more information or questions, email Robin Horne at robhorne@cybertron.com or call her at 850-243-2609.