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Festival Of The ArtsParticipate in over 50 arts and cultural opportunities in White Rock with the fourth annual Festival of the Arts. Patron’s Choice Awards are given by people or businesses who decide to spending a minimal of $200 on art work on the Festival and who make a $one hundred fifty tax-deductible donation; this dedication demonstrates community support for the artists and the Festival.

Recent Reports from the National Art Education Association (NAEA) confirmed with Governor Davis after they reported “Students in art research score greater on each their Verbal and Math SAT checks than those that are usually not enrolled in arts courses (California Art Study, 2003, p. 5). Attached is a copy of the test scores of students in the arts and college students with no arts coursework.

The most interesting case research in this evaluation concerned the faculties of Sampson, North Carolina, where for two years in a row their standardized check scores rose solely within the faculties that carried out the arts training of their college district (Swan-Hudkins, 2003).

Cultural Arts Programming at the Deering Estate is made possible with the help of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Deering Estate Foundation, Inc.

Recognized as one of Northwest Florida’s premier nice artwork reveals, the Festival of the Arts welcomes greater than one hundred artists from across the United States and Europe to the beautiful beaches of Destin to showcase their art and to compete for $10,000 in money prizes.