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Arts & Eats is a series of delectable art-themed parties combining food, art, and interesting locations in Key West —all supporting your creative community.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, December 18 at 10am.
Please note: Events sell out quickly!
Studios’ Patrons (those giving $1250 or more annually) will be granted exclusive pre-sale access and will be able to purchase tickets (a maximum of 4 tickets per Patron household, per event) beginning Friday, December 14 at 10am. Patrons will receive a special email with instructions to access advance sales that morning.
Interested in joining or renewing as a Patron? Visit Become a Patron or call 305-296-0458.
Take a seat in the garden while you enjoy a homestyle traditional southern brunch in one of Old Town’s most recognizable homes. The beloved owner of Frangipani Gallery invites you to tour her eclectic art and travel collections and peek into her working art studio while you quaff The Saint’s famous Bloody Marys (courtesy of King Paul), mimosas and our own secret recipe for Southern Comfort Punch.
50% of any purchase of Fran’s art at the event will be donated to The Studios.
Join our rousing 60th birthday party for Motown Records, born in Detroit in January 1959, by dancing up a storm on Jean’s outdoor dance floor to the great songs of The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Jackson 5, The Four Tops and more. Listen to “the Sound of America” all over again with tunes spun by DJ Rude Girl and watch classic footage of the Motown stars in their prime on Jean’s big screen. Motown-inspired cocktails, full bar and retro cuisine complete the mood.
Enjoy one of the great ocean views in Key West while feasting on an upscale version of traditional low country fare – a classic shrimp boil as interpreted by the amazing chefs at Great Events, with our host’s famous Sangria on tap. Dale Allen’s crisply elegant and newly remodeled home is filled with contemporary art and sculpture. Guess her favorite painting and win a prize – just make sure to lick your fingers first!
Our hosts’ custom-designed, climate controlled, architectural wonder of an above ground wine cellar is a work of art all in itself, and they open it up tonight. Watch and learn as they direct the decanting of a spectacular 6L “Imperial” bottle of 1995 Silver Oak Cabernet and pour other fine wines and champagne from their private collection. A feast of charcuterie and thoughtfully considered food pairings balances your palate, with live piano music by Dave Bootle.
Paul Hayes and Dean Carlson love Cuba, love to entertain, and put both passions on display in their stunning Midtown home, designed by Carlson with developer David Wolkowsky. Salsa music rings in the air and expert dancers teach a few moves and then invite you to join in. Every corner bristles with Cuban and tropical art. An upscale feast of classic Cuban and modern cuisine is capped off by special rum tastings and – for those so inclined – Cuban cigars in a set-aside enclave.
“Passepartout” in French means “go anywhere” and was the valet’s name in Around the World in 80 Days. Tonight’s adventure takes us to the charming Michael Ingram-designed home of Harrell Odom and Barry Cook, former Nashville arts patrons now living full time in Key West. Enjoy hors d’ oeuvres, a delicious catered dinner, full bar with fine wines and a unique salon concert by the international musicians the Passepartout Duo. Studios’ Artists in Residence Christopher Salvatore (US) and Nicoleta Favari (Italy) are based in Brussels when not traveling the world, reinventing classical music with wit, intelligence and sophistication.
Following a 6pm presentation at The Studios, included in your ticket price, stroll just two blocks for a sumptuous catered private cocktail hour and dinner with tonight’s stars – humorist Dave Barry and cartoonists Mike Luckovich and Mike Peters – who will mix and mingle, talk further, field questions and make you laugh despite it all. The evening is certain to be an elegant affair courtesy of our generous hosts, in one of those fabulous, only-in-Old-Town, homes down a private lane you never knew existed.
Dave Barry is the author of more books than he can count, ran a nationally syndicated column from the Miami Herald from 1983 to 2005 and had his life turned into a TV show with “Dave’s World,” the 1990’s sitcom. Mike Peters lands on the doorstep of 100 million Americans every morning with his 35-year-running comic strip “Mother Goose & Grimm” and regularly skewers the political class with his editorial cartoons. Mike Luckovich is another titan in the pantheon of editorial cartoonists, balancing satire and compassion with nationally syndicated panels from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Each boasts a shelf full of awards, including at least one Pulitzer (Luckovich has two!).
Barry, Luckovich and Peters, along with their colleagues Jim Borgman, David Hume Kennerly and Susie MacNelly judge the Jeff MacNelly Memorial Scholarship, now in its 19th year, which provides $5,000 annually to a Key West High School graduating senior for critical thinking-editorial cartooning. This year’s MacNelly winner will be acknowledged at The Studios earlier that evening.
Color is the name of the game tonight, as the artist-duo who’ve fashioned Key West Pottery into an international sensation bring their inimitable style to a unique dinner event. Russell and Lever open their funky home/studio and set a long table for 40 in their spacious yard, with a custom set of one-of-a-kind plates in every color under the sun. Pick the one that speaks to you and take it home after dinner! Culinary wizard Martin Liz takes up the challenge as well, with a radiant feast for the eyes as well as the palate.
Long-time residents, and best friends for over thirty five years, Joe Bryan and the legendary bartender TK team up for a culinary evening at Joe’s exquisite Casa Marina home. A full evening of cocktails and dining will be provided poolside in an elegant island atmosphere, with appetizers and a four-course seated dinner. Music for the evening will be provided by Key West’s own guitar virtuoso Ben Pegg!
It’s the most exclusive dinner reservation in town! You make the guest list, then sit back and relax. Enjoy a five-star private dinner party for twelve guests by the avid cook and food writer Kerry, and the gracious hostess, Diane.
You never know what’s on the menu but it’s certain to be delicious. Take your chances on a very special intimate evening featuring a multi-course seated dinner. Surprises await!