The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) is now accepting applications for the Adult Collaborative Art Exhibit component of the 23rd annual Festival of the Arts, scheduled for Oct. 27-28 at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village in Destin.

The Collaborative Art Exhibit showcases the work of seasoned and emerging adult artists and local student artists competing for the $650 McIlroy Awards given in honor of the late Patricia McIlroy, Destin’s first First Lady and an MKAF advocate and patron.

Artwork should be of an artistic caliber associated with a juried fine art show. Artists in the Adult Collaborative Exhibit can display and/or sell up to three pieces of artwork.

The competition is open to the first 25 eligible applicants. The entry fee is $30 per person for up to three pieces of art. Application deadline is Friday, Sept. 28. To receive an application, contact Deb Nissley at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation at deb@mattiekellyartsfoundation.org or 850-650-2226.