The Smallest Parade in the Universe

The Smallest Parade in the Universe
Everyone’s favorite miniature parade returns! Artists compete for cash prizes and bragging rights with pint-sized floats to suit this year’s Fantasy Fest theme: All-A Daze for a Holiday! The fantastical entries are on view all month before being auctioned Oct 23 to benefit MARC House.

Home at the End of the World by Rita Troxel

Key West in the 1960s to the 1980s was a special time, even by Key West standards. Rita Troxel captures the era’s freewheeling glow in a curated selection of stories and photographs from her book Home at the End of the World, told in the voices of the people who lived it. On November 19, a reunion event brings the stories to life with live retellings and a book-signing.

Summer Solstice Student Show

This past June and July, a group of watercolor enthusiasts met each night at the beach, just before sunset, with paints, brushes and open imaginations. Led by beloved Key West-New York artist Susan Sugar, the students learned new ways of observing the ephemeral shapes and transitory moods of the evening sky.

Beach Daze by Maggie Ruley

One of our favorite painters flips her perspective on days at the beach with a series of semi-abstract, birds-eye views of patterned beach towels and colorful umbrellas crowding the shore.

Winter Members’ Show, Piece by Piece

Our annual winter members’ show is a celebration and serves as a kick off for our season of events. Stop in to see what our members have been up to lately—and don’t miss the chance to grab the 2021/22 season catalog. More info coming soon!

South of Southernmost by Mark Hedden

Ballast Key is a backcountry island seven miles west of Key West. It was owned by David Wolkowsky, a friend of Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote. Wolkowsky died recently at 99. Under the guidance of the Nature Conservancy, the island was donated to the National Wildlife Refuge system to become a backcountry research station. South of Southernmost is a photography project that documents the arc of the island’s story as it reorients from the human to the wild.

The Studios of Key West