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Okaloosa County School District and Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation partner for 24th Annual K-12 Art Show

The Okaloosa County School District and the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation are joining forces to host the annual Okaloosa County K-12 Student Art Show on April 17-18 at the C. […]

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The Okaloosa County School District and the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation are joining forces to host the annual Okaloosa County K-12 Student Art Show on April 17-18 at the C. H. “Bull” Rigdon Fairgrounds in Fort Walton Beach.

  • The two-day event will showcase over 2,500 pieces of artwork from students across 15 elementary, middle, and high schools in the district.
  • The exhibit will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on both days, with free admission for all attendees.

On April 18, a special reception will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. to honor the young artists and present Best of Show awards to middle school and high school students for their outstanding 2-D and 3-D works.

This year marks the 24th anniversary of the collaboration between the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and the Okaloosa County School District in organizing this student art show, which aims to celebrate and promote the artistic talents of local students.

For more information about the event, interested individuals can contact the Okaloosa County School District at 850-833-3100 or the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation at 850-650-2226.

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