• September 2016 - June 2017

    The Monthly “On the Deck” Potluck

    The fourth Wednesday of each month will bring "On the Deck", a casual potluck to welcome our new Artists in Residence. This event brings our "Studios family" together at our Ashe Street cottage to celebrate the most recent artists, coming from near and far, to grace us with their talent and share their work and aspirations for their time on the island. Please bring an appetizer, salad, main dish, dessert or snack & The Studios will supply the beverages. All are welcomed to join!
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  • A series of special dining events...

    Arts & Eats

    Join The Studios for a series of intimate events celebrating the art of breaking bread.
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  • Thu Mar 30, 8PM

    Antilles Music Ensemble

    Seven or eight musicians strong, the Antilles Music Ensemble charts a course through early 20th century Caribbean dance music, with an eye toward the islands, an ear for French Creole rhythms and a scholar’s appreciation for the earliest forms of Jazz. We challenge you to stay in your seats for this one!
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  • Fri, March 31, 7:30-10pm

    Milk & Cookies: A Totally Depraved After Hours

    Settle in and get cozy — it’s the sweetest story hour since you were a kid. Your favorite Key West personalities bring back childhood bedtime activities, including an absolutely adults-only story hour, an open bar of boozy milk and cookies, and R-rated games with fun prizes. It’s the coolest no-slumber party in town!
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  • Sat Apr 1 & Jun 3, 8pm

    Jazz Noir – Rock Solomon

    The premiere of Rock Solomon’s Jazz Noir is the apex of The Jazz Age Retrospectacular, an out-of-the-box event series looking at Key West history & culture through the lens of the Jazz Age. Solomon and his company combine narrative, music and technology to weave a story of 1930’s Key West, when rum runners were rampant, the economy went bust, and a hurricane like no other nearly sealed the island’s fate.
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  • Apr 2, 1-3pm. Apr 3, 11:30am-1:30pm

    Auditions: Undying Love

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  • Wed Apr 5, 7PM

    Catie Curtis in Concert

    With 14 albums under her belt and over 20 years as a perennially popular headliner Catie Curtis has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to the White House. Her friend Mary Chapin Carpenter writes: “Have you ever been to a show where you feel an invisible wall between you and the performer? Catie Curtis pulls the walls down.”
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  • Thu Apr 6, 6 - 8PM

    Opening Reception: Margo Ellis

    Join The Studios for the opening reception of our newest exhibition.
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  • Thu Apr 6, 6 - 8PM

    Opening Reception: Mabel Poblet, Lisandra Ramirez and The-Merger

    Join The Studios for the opening reception of our newest exhibition. Mabel Poblet and Lisandra Ramirez are rising stars of a new generation of Cuban artists, friends from the famed Institute of Art who recently reunited for an exhibition at the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, DC. They’re joined here by pioneers of the previous generation, The-Merger, whose gleaming sculptures and playful collaborations set the tone for much of Cuba’s white hot art scene.
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  • Sat Apr 8, 4PM

    ReMARCable Dance Project 2.0

    Last season, The ReMARCable Dance Project began as an innovative program combining the talents of Dance Key West and MARC, serving adults with developmental disabilities. It culminated in a performance before a packed house, with the audience cheering on the MARC clients before joining them onstage for a joyous dance party.
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  • Apr 13 - 15

    Key West Reverie: An immersive music and dance experience

    Against the lush flora and historic backdrop of Fort West Martello, the NY-based company Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theater presents an impressionistic portrait of Key West. Vocalists, dancers and musicians from the world’s greatest stages, alongside professionals and volunteers from Key West, perform a series of vignettes for audiences to encounter as they explore the grounds.
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  • Wed Apr 19, 5 - 7PM

    Martinis with Martini

    Working from his amazing workshop — a former movie theater on Emma Street — John Martini, one of Key West’s and France’s leading artists, transforms new and recycled steel into otherworldly sculptures. Enjoy martinis and hors d’ oeuvres with the artist himself, learn about his process, and play party guest alongside his menagerie of colorful, larger-than-life steel creatures.
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  • Thu - Sun Apr 20 - 23, 7PM

    Conch Republic, the Musical…Re-visited!

    Three actors and a piano tell the story of how the Conch Republic began, in a fast-paced update of Fringe’s beloved hit musical. Treat yourself to an evening of song, dance, and plenty of flags — which is in truth HOW the Conch Republic began! All of your favorite characters will be there; join in as we celebrate our heritage. Sign up for the ‘Pride in the Conch Republic’ Costume Contest — awards nightly!
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  • Sat Apr 29, 7PM

    Martina Bevis and Larry Abramovitz in Concert

    The Studios of Key West welcomes two talented, local musicians for a selection of favorite classical guitar pieces by J.S.Bach, Heitor-Villa Lobos, Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco and popular guitar/violin duets by Nicolo Paganini and Astor Piazzolla. This concert is packed with beautiful melodies and rhythms that you will carry home with you. Please join us for this “one night only” show.
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  • Mon - Fri, May 1 - 5 2017

    Havana Art Tour!

    Get to know Cuba through the eyes of its artists! Over sumptuous meals, exclusive studio visits and conversations with leading cultural figures, you’ll tour the back streets, cultural institutions and trendy neighborhoods of Havana. A perfect introduction to a quickly changing city.
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  • May 1, 2017 - May 5, 2017

    Havana Art Tour

    Get to know Cuba through the eyes of its artists! Over sumptuous meals, exclusive studio visits and conversations with leading cultural figures, you’ll tour the back streets, cultural institutions and trendy neighborhoods of Havana. A perfect introduction to a quickly changing city.
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  • Fri May 5, 7 - 9PM

    The Fabric of Soul: Dinner and Conversation with Avis Collins Robinson & Eugene Robinson

    Avis Collins Robinson’s paintings and quilts portray the essence of African American life and the deep, layered meanings of a simple word: soul. Tonight she is joined by her husband, Washington Post columnist and MSNBC commentator Eugene Robinson, for an “interview” and conversation about how art keeps us rooted in our history, while (perhaps) pointing a way forward in fractured times.
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  • Wed - Sun, May 10-14

    Key West Songwriters Festival

    Celebrating its 21st year, the Songwriters Festival is no longer a secret. The largest event of its kind in the world, it’s both a tourist attraction and favorite of island locals, with five days and nights of big stars in intimate settings, introducing audiences to the faces, voices and stories behind the songs.
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  • Mon Jun 5, 6PM

    Photography Critique/Exchange with Sharon Lee Hart, AIR

    Our Artist in Residence leads an open and informal critique for photographers.
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  • Coming Valentine's Day 2018

    Undying Love: The Musical

    Writer/musician/playwright Ben Harrison penned the definitive account of this true macabre love story in his nonfiction book, Undying Love, which earned him a spot in front of national audiences on the Howard Stern Show and This American Life. Originally performed at the Appelrouth Grill in 1999, Undying Love: The Musical distills the atmosphere of Key West in the 1930’s, and perfectly melds the pathos of von Cosel’s tale with Harrison’s signature dry humor.
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