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The arts in the Florida Keys and Key West
The Arts in the Florida Keys and Key West
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The Florida Keys and especially Key West
have a very rich and long history of culture and the arts.  There are many creative artists based in the Keys, as well as arts organizations, arts events, and galleries to view and purchase fine art work in many media.  We also include theater and dance performers and organizations in the arts too.  Playwright Tennessee Williams, novelist Ernest Hemingway, and poet Robert Frost have all spent time in the Keys.  For more craft type items, please see our Shopping page.  
(The numbers at the end of each listing are the month/year that the listing was originally added and later updated.)

Artists & Photographers in the Keys
Key West
Laura Black - Not only an extremely talented musical artist, she has the ability to make music for your eyes too.  See Key West, Florida from her perspective, and take a little of Laura and Key West home with you.  Based in Key West.  2/12
Keith Bland - An artist specializing in paintings in oil.  His new series is inspried from the radiance of the sky in his home of Key West, famous for beautiful sunsets and sunrises.  Keith is a self-taught artist whose work explores instinctive themes inspired by emotional experience and request a meta-physical or emotional response as opposed to an intellectual one.  Based in Key West.  11/12
Christine Cordone - Christine loves to create paintings that reflect the beautiful "day to day" life in Key West.  She has painted in different mediums over the years but has always returned to her first love watercolors.  Based in Key West.  2/12
Alan S. Maltz - Collectible fine art photography: limited edition prints, private collections, coffee table books, and corporate art sales and exhibitions.  Gallery located in Key West.  3/10
Claudia Richards - I paint mindscapes, my inner landscape.  My painting is more about the essence than the tangible, the expression of all I am seeing, feeling and experiencing.  Based in Key West.  3/10
Sheelman Photography - I have been living in Key West for over 20 years.  As a pro photographer I specialize in weddings, personal portfolios, high fashion photography, and architecture.  I shoot both commercial and personal.  Based in Key West.  12/12
Dan Simpson's Teleidoscopic Photography - Best known as a recording engineer / musician who's lived in Key West since 1978.  In November, 2005, he made a breakthrough in his pursuit of the visual arts, which he has christened Teleidoscopic Photography.  Based in Key West.  11/12
Janis Jo Stevens - Janis has been painting professionally for over 30 years and has a Master of Science in Art Education from Florida International University.  She is best known for her portrait paintings and is also available to paint murals, sunsets, still life’s, seascapes, and nudes.  Based in Key West.  12/12


Other Keys
Annmarie Anderson - Watercolor, acrylics, giclée prints, custom hand painted tiles, and greeting cards.  Based in Old Travernier.  3/10
Larry Benvenuti -
Florida Keys photographer of Caribbean island life -- the people, the water, the wildlife, and environment.  Based in Marathon.  2/10
Cinnamon’s Florida Keys Art - Scenic note cards, photographs, and watercolors are beautifully reproduced and sold in many stores and local art shows here in the Florida Keys.  Cinnamon loves to paint and photograph local scenes focusing on the keys natural beauty.  Based in Islamorada.  3/10
Gary Clark Graphics - Murals, painting, artwork.  Based in Marathon.
 2/10
John David Hawver - Paintings and pastels that are filled with incredible drama and color, great expanses of water, enormous skies, leggy mangroves, vast Everglades, lazy rivers, and vistas abstracted into pure energies of light and color.  Gallery in Islamorada.  3/10
Stacie Lynn Krupa (M.F.A.) - A contemporary, expressionistic master level, mid-career professional, working artist and business proprietor with a public working studio and her own galleries.  Located at MM82.9 in Islamorada.  3/10
Cynthia Ré Robbins - Visionary fine artist creates fantastic realism oil paintings using the misch technique, and magical illustrations radiating mystical energy and light. Art 4 Spirit gallery located in Tavernier.  12/12

Nancy Yuskaitis - Contemporary hand-made glass jewelry in joyful, inspiring, and expressive collections of Island Style, Bohemian Style, and Botanical Style.  Based in Little Torch Key.  5/10

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Galleries, Shows, & Arts Festivals
Key West
7 Artists Key West - A cooperative art gallery featuring the work of 7 of the islands most respected artists.  Each artist is highly accomplished their specific medium and is a long term resident of the area.  Located in key West.  3/10
90 Miles To Cuba - Features 'Key West of Old' art by Linda Reike.  Art and nautical antiques, handmade modern and antique jewelry, selected books, original and reproduction graphic art, and antique postcards of Key West & Cuba.  Located in Key West.  3/10
Archeo Gallery - Archeo travels the world selecting by hand ancient art for modern living.  Products are handcrafted tribal Persian gabbeh rugs, African masks, currency and artifacts, and primitive African and Indonesian furniture.  The Archeo experience stands alone in its authentic and eclectic collection of art and story.  Located in Key West.  12/12
Art@830 - An art gallery of glass and sculpture.  Located in Key West.  2/10

Art Gone Wild Gallery - Art with a WILD side since 2010.  Located in Key West.  12/12
Audubon House Gallery - Complementing our collection of stunning John James Audubon's 19th century originals, we also offer several select limited editions of these American masterpieces.  Located in Key West.  3/10
Black Pearl Fine Art Gallery - Featuring over 20 international artists, along with local artist collections.  We offer world wide shipping, limited editions, and originals.  Located in Key West.  3/10
Gallery On Greene - A leader in the field of representational fine art, paintings, photographs, reproductions, sculptures, and Caribbean figurative art from Key West and The Florida Keys.  Located in Key West.  2/10
Gibson Gallery - Original artwork by Jena Gibson.  Located in Key West.  1/13
Gingerbread Square Gallery - Key West's oldest and most respected private art gallery.  GSG exhibits a variety of original paintings, limited edition prints, sculpture, and art glass by local and internationally acclaimed artists.  Located in Key West.  2/10
Guild Hall GalleryA collective body of 27 or so artists working together to create an inspiring environment for both artists and visitors.  Located in Key West.  11/12
Haitian Art Company - Founded in 1977; displays paintings, sculptures, papier-mache, metals, and spirit flags directly from the artists in Haiti.  Located in Key West.  2/10
Harrison Gallery - Helen and Ben Harrison have owned and operated their studio / gallery for the past 24 years.  During this time they have represented many talented artists whose work creates an exciting artistic experience for locals and visitors alike.  Located in Key West.  3/10
Helio Gardens Gallery - Located inside the Gardens Hotel.  Along with our botanical prints and fabrics, we feature an eclectic mix of locally made fine art and crafts and a few treasures from our travels.  Located in Key West.  3/10

Island Style Galleries - Showcase a unique array of American arts and contemporary crafts.  Our collection includes dramatic home furnishings, hand crafted decorative arts, artistic jewelry, vibrant fashion, and more.  Located in Key West (and Sanibel Island).  12/12
Key West Art Center and Gallery - Established in 1955 and supported by membership dues and a commission of sales.  A wide variety of art by dedicated local artists, both in style and price can be found here.  Located in Key West.  3/10
Key West Pottery - A vibrant gallery and active studio space in Old Town specializing in fine art, functional pottery, and classes.  Also known as Honest Works Island Pottery Co.  Located in Key West.  11/12
Koz's Green World Gallery - The largest selection of trop rock music CDs, original artwork, earth friendly organic T-shirts, hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, and much more made by local artists.  We also broadcast live trop rock music from our gallery each week.  Located in Key West.  11/12
Lucky Street Gallery - Fine art gallery specializing in original artwork by local artists and handpicked pieces from around the globe.  Learn more about our artists, gallery services, and view our exhibition calendar online.  Located in Key West.  11/12
Native Colors - Some of the most unique and imaginative images of original artwork, created from recycled oil drums by the people of the Caribbean island of Haiti.  Works that we call "Survival Art."  This process enables each artist to create a work of art out of his environment, while giving us a glimpse into the styles and traditions of history and local folk tales.  Located in Key West.  3/10

Sculpture Key West - An annual exhibition of contemporary outdoor sculpture.  Since 1995, the show has grown to a nationally recognized exhibition, showcasing international and world-class artists.  Located in Key West.  3/10
Whitehead Street Pottery - Charles Pearson and Timothy Roeder specialize in stoneware, porcelain, and raku fired vessels.  Their ceramic pieces, both hand thrown and hand built forms, incorporate function and elements of architectural design.  Located in Key West.   3/10
Wyland Galleries - Showcases fine ocean and environmental art and contemporary works by leading artists.  Wyland uses his art to increase awareness about the ocean environment and its inhabitants -- as well as the need to preserve and protect that environment.  2 locations in Key West.  3/10

Other Keys
Artists In Paradise Gallery - Created in 1994 by a group of Lower Keys artists.  Located in Big Pine Key.  3/10
Bluewater Potters - Features pottery production, kiln firing, and retail sales of works produced by Corky and Kim Wagner and items by more than a dozen other local, regional, and national artists.  2 locations at MM102.9 in Key Largo and at MM81.5 in Islamorada.  3/10 12/12
The Gallery at Kona Kai - Located on the water in Kona Kai Resort (see below).  
Located at MM97.8 in Key Largo.  2/10 12/12
Key Largo Art Gallery - The first gallery when entering the Keys.  Fine Cuban-American art, photography, glass, and jewelry.  Located in Key Largo.  3/10
Kona Kai Resort, Fine Art Gallery, & Botanic Gardens - A magical hideaway, teeming with the natural beauty of old Key Largo and hand polished into one of the most exclusive resorts known to the Florida Keys.  Located at MM97.8 in Key Largo.  4/12

The Rain Barrel - A village of artists and craftspeople.  Located at MM86.7 in Islamorada.  2/10

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Theater & Dance in the Keys
Also see Music & Theater Venues in the Music section for other theater venues.
The Key Players Community Theater - Premier theatrical troupe presenting live theater is a non-profit organization, established in 1978, to perform plays and shows written by established playwrights for the visitors and residents in the Upper Florida Keys.  Our shows include musicals, comedy, and dramatic plays that have been performed on Broadway, Off Broadway, and in regional theaters around the world.  We perform at various venues, including dinner theater settings, around the Upper Florida Keys.  2/10
Key West FRINGE Theater - A 501c3 all volunteer theater, the revitalized group that began in 2009 as The People’s Theater.  We pay our production artists – actors, directors, and so on, but all administration is volunteer.  In 2011, the theater adopted a new strategy that embraced the lack of a theatre building but exploited the fact that the theatre owns lights and chairs and can perform anywhere there is an electric outlet.  Based in Key West.  11/12
Marathon Community Theatre - Your ticket to great live theatre in the Middle Keys since 1944.  We are a non-profit group dedicated to bringing quality entertainment to our island community located in the heart of the Florida Keys.  We operate both a live theater and cinema concurrently.  Located in Marathon.  2/10
Performing Arts Centers for Key West / Tennessee Williams Theatre - The PACKW was organized in 2002 to save the Tennessee Williams Theatre from permanent closure.  The Theatre complex offers three different performance spaces and is the home to the Key West Pops, Florida Keys Chorale, and the Key West Symphony Orchestra.  The auditorium has a proscenium stage and seats 480 audience members, the grand foyer offers a flexible seating plan for up to 250 audience members, the outdoor performance space boasts a beautiful water view which can accommodate up to 2,500 audience members, and they are available for group events.  Located in Key West.  2/10
Regal Cinema Key West 6 - Located in key West.  1/13
The Red Barn Theatre - Enjoy great live theatre.  We're 30 years old and still making trouble.  Bar opens 1/2 hour before each show and remains open through intermission.  Sorry, there is no parking at the Red Barn Theatre.  Located in Key West.  2/10
Tropic Cinema - South Florida's only nonprofit independent film multiplex.  Located in key West.  3/10
Waterfront Playhouse - A not-for-profit, professional theater located at Mallory Square in Old Town.  Presents comedies, dramas, musicals, outreach programs, classes, audience talk-backs, an alternative venue, plays, readings, and more.  Located in Key West.  1/13

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Arts Resources in the Keys
Culture Magazine - The season's cultural offerings at a glance, from Florida Keys Council of the Arts.  It's also available at area galleries and arts venues throughout the Keys.  11/10
Florida Keys Council of the Arts - The leading arts and cultural organization in the Florida Keys.  As the non-profit local arts agency in Monroe County, it connects audiences from around the world to galleries, theaters, museums, festivals, dance, music, and more from Key Largo to Key West.  Based in Key West.  2/10
Florida Keys Council of the Arts - Arts Directory - Lists Florida Keys cultural events, artist opportunities, museums, galleries, theaters, musical events, grant information, and arts links.  11/10
Florida Keys & Key West Film Commission - Production guide for film and video.  Locations, crew, and permit information.  11/11
Florida Keys Watercolor Society - Founded over 20 years ago, the organization has grown with members located throughout the island chain, from Key Largo to Key West.  Based in Marathon.  3/10
Key West Art & Historical Society - Collecting, preserving, and presenting Key West’s history, since 1949. Based in Key West.  2/10


Key West Museum of Art & History in the Custom House - photo by Roy Rendahl
Key West Museum of Art & History in the Custom House - photo by Roy Rendahl.
Key West Museum of Art & History in the Custom House - Built in 1891, it served as a post office, court house, and government center when wrecking made Key West the richest city, per capita, in the U.S.  Now, a 9-year, $9 million restoration project has returned the big red brick building to its former glory.  Located in Key West.  2/10
Purple Isles Art Guild - Started in 1966 to promote an interest in and appreciation of art, sponsor educational opportunities for the development of members' talents, provide a means for displaying and marketing their work, and encourage new talent in the Upper Keys.  The guild also helps local schools with art education and supplies and encourages the young artist’s competitive efforts.  Based in Tavernier.  3/10
The Studios of Key West - Includes a main hall for workshops, lectures, and exhibitions, 12 studios for local artists in varying disciplines, a landscaped sculpture garden, an artist-residency cottage, and four affordable living spaces for artists.  It is a vibrant center for island city culture, with a wide range of art, music, theater, and literature programs and presentations.  Located in Key West.  3/10


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