2023 Artist Studio Tours

Hop on a bike or carpool with friends and spend an art-filled afternoon exploring the homes and studios of Key West artists. Produced by The Studios of Key West, the annual Artist Studio Tours take you on a self-guided journey through the secret lanes and hidden alleys of Old Town. The Studios gives you an all-access pass to visit the creative studios of painters, musicians, sculptors, and writers.

images: Meggi Siegert, Rebecca Bennett, Susan Sugar (photo by Lena Perkins), Scott Gruppé
sponsored by Jane Gardner Interiors


$30, $25 mbrs. (discounted price will show upon login)



1. Meggi Siegert, painter

A self-taught artist fascinated by portraits and figures, Meggi Siegert lives and paints in a pink house here in Key West. Coming from a background in psychology and art therapy, Meggi has always been drawn to the emotional components of art. Her pieces depict strength and vulnerability, looking behind the layers to capture glimpses of intimacy. She works mainly in oil on linen.

2. Susan Sugar, painter

Susan Sugar is a New York/Key West artist who has been capturing the tumultuous ever-changing seas and skies for decades. With a background in dance and architecture, she works with rhythm, space, and light, recreating what she sees and feels, searching for what moves her most.

3. Scott Gruppé, painter

Scott Gruppé is an internationally known expressionist oil painter. The fourth-generation artist was born in Boston, lived in Europe for 10 years and has called Key West home since 1990. His figurative expressionism is often referred to as “poetry in motion.”

4. Rebecca Bennett, painter
Rosalind Brackenbury, writer
Jessica Argyle, writer

Rebecca Bennett has been working at the studio on Grinnell for 13 years. “A studio away from living space is a blessing, since oils do generate fumes, and the process can be chaotic and messy. I work generally one or two paintings at a time, to get some drying time, and the space is just big enough to accommodate my process. I get to listen to the happy dog noise from the park next door, where people meet to exercise their dogs. There is a history of creative effort here that continues with my two studio mates.” Rebecca recently had a solo show “Silence” at The Studios and is represented by Gingerbread Square Gallery.

Rosalind Brackenbury has been working in the studio at Grinnell Street for about fifteen years, since she inherited her room from Robert Stone. Original inhabitants were Stone and Annie Dillard. She has been working this year on finishing a new novel “Bone Whispers”, due out from Epicenter Press in 2024. “I love my studio here and the way I enter it between two mature gumbo limbo trees, that make a sort of portal to pass through on my way in to work. There’s nothing like having a space with no outside interruptions, out of the house, with no phone or internet or other distractions! And working alongside two other artists is both inspiring and supportive. I’ve always liked working with the smell of oil paint…”

Jessica Argyle writes historical fiction set in the Lower Keys, and has recently completed “Sidetrack Key,” the sequel to “No Name Key.” Set in the Florida Keys of the 1930’s both novels feature a deep sense of place and atmosphere with an avenger-styled heroine determined to flourish in the male-dominated culture of the era. Jessica wrote “Sidetrack Key” in the small back studio, fittingly enough, on top of a converted cistern.

5. Mimi Hein, visual artist

Mimi Hein has been living in Key West since 1991, finding treasures on the streets of Old Town, such as vintage windows and doors, to incorporate into her work. She is an artist and designer working in drawing, painting, collage and assemblage.

Gallery and box office hours

Tue-Sun, 10am-4pm

Call us at 305-296-0458

Join our newsletter

Share this page