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On Saturday, March 19 from 11am-3pm, The Studios of Key West gives you a chance to spend the afternoon peeking into the work spaces of some of the most fascinating artists working on Stock Island, “the Brooklyn of Key West”! For only $20, ticket holders can venture off the rock to visit the studios of nearly two dozen woodworkers, welders, potters, jewelrymakers, painters, and artists working in a fascinating variety of mediums.
Tour the phantasmagorical metal studio of Cindy Wynn, the custom wood shop of Jimmy Wray, the bright and airy ceramics studio of Simone Lasswell and Pam Bluth, plus many other creative spots on Shrimp Road, Front Street, and 5th Avenue. Enjoy live music and Jamaican Barbecue at Coast while you visit the funky array of studios of spear gun builders, bonsai gardeners, fiber artists and tiny home builders that make up the community.
New to the tour this year is a stop at Ye Olde Hippie Workshop at 6991 Shrimp Road. The workshop has been a fixture of the Stock Island arts and crafts scene for over 20 years. It is a place where a constantly evolving posse of woodworkers, artists and crafts people share a common work space while exchanging ideas, tools, advice and tall tales about their past.
Full details of all the stops can be found at tskw.org. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance or at Stop #1 (5700 4th Avenue) and Stop #5 (5517 5th Avenue) on the day of the tour. Some parking is available at Stop #1. Call 305-296
Tickets can be purchased in advance or at stops #1 and #5 on the day of the tour. Some parking is available at Stop #1. See note below if you need transportation and would like to reserve a spot on the trolley that will run from The Studios to Stock Island.
11AM – 3PM
Please note: Transportation to and from Stock Island is available for a limited number of ticketholders. One (1) trolley will leave from The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton Street, at 10:30 am and will return to The Studios, leaving Stock Island, at 3:15pm. Reservations must be made for the trolley in advance.
If you would like to reserve a spot on the trolley, please send an email to email@example.com, with your request.
Perry Arnold, Craig Berube Gray, Angela Gray, Steven King, Pamela Kostmayer, Rudi Repenning, Daniel Siefert, Sydney Waring, Jane Dawkins and A.D. Tinkham
COAST: Craftsmen, concerts and cool — down by the sea
Jamaican BBQ and Live Music!
Billy Kearins, (COAST Founder & Creative Director) – Board and boat builder, screen printer and designer; Dorthe Thure, Graphic and interior designer; Chris Higgins, Photo and videographer, web developer and graphic designer; Kris King, (aka Buffalo Pistol) Singer/songwriter; Jason Tiller, Speargun builder; Wonderdog Studios, Commercial art design and installations; Kelly Lyn Raspa, Sculpture, fiber arts, jewelry; Mike Washek – Southernmost tiny home builder; Eva Lynn Kozielec, Builder and musician; Marisa Faraldo, Painter and photographer; John Tedesco, Carpenter and bonsai gardener; Linda Petrocine, Encaustic and acrylic paintings
Jimmy Wray and Karen Wray
Simone Lasswell and Pam Bluth
Cindy Wynn, Welder
YE OLDE HIPPIE WORKSHOP
Roger Heinen, Brad Blask, Dave Gard, Drummond Brown and more