Currently on view:
ARTS & EATS is a series of delectable 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 Monday, January 16 at noon. Please note: Events sell out quickly!
Patrons of The Studios (giving $1250+ annually) are granted
exclusive pre-sale access to purchase tickets beginning
Friday, January 13 at noon.
*Due to high demand, Patrons may purchase tickets to no more than 2 parties (2 tickets each) during the pre-sale period.
Patrons will receive a special email with instructions on how to purchase pre-sale tickets. Stay tuned!
(Interested in joining or renewing as a Patron? Visit Become a Patron or call 305-296-0458).
Joe Klein, political savant and author of “Primary Colors”, shares his thoughts on the state of the nation (or at least theDemocrats), served up with All-American barbecue in the elegant Casa Marina home of Ambassador Amy Bondurant and David Dunn.
Best known as the songwriter behind “The Rose”, Bette Midler’s runaway 1979 hit, Amanda McBroom is one of the most sought after voices of American cabaret and a bona fide star of stage and screen. She’s graciously agreed to extend her Key West stay to perform for a lucky few people at the home of Mike and Jessica Downer, owners of Key West Fine Wines on Eaton Street. Needless to say, the wine is sure to be sublime, and paired with scrumptious bites.
A salon soirée featuring lyrics and music by the man who redefined the American musical – Stephen Sondheim – orchestrated and performed by Stephen Kitsakos, Paula Cabot & Jeffrey Harwell. Indulge in hors d’oeuvres, small plates, and desserts, along with a full bar and fine wines. Dawn Thornburgh’s distinctly unique home and garden evoke memories of Old Key West.
Tony Falcone – co-founder of Fast Buck Freddie’s and of Fantasy Fest, and winner of this year’s Golden Mango Award for contributions to the arts in Key West, has spent years traveling through Asia, designing and searching for unique items for his store. The result was an abiding love for Asia and its cultures – particularly Thai and Indonesian – and a home filled with personal treasures. With his customary flair for spectacle, Falcone serves up delectable Thai cuisine (prepared by Khun Phen Futterman of Thai Island), along with fire dancers, music and more.
Jake Shimakuburo is a youthful ukulele legend, touring the world and crossing genres, from jazz, rock, blues and bluegrass, to folk and even classical. His hit album “Jake and Friends” has him recording with Jack Johnson, Jimmy Buffett, Ziggy Marley and many more. Tonight he kicks it back a notch, with an intimate house performance and a Key West-style “luau” inspired by Shimbukuro’s home state of Hawaii, and hosted by our favorite “man-about-town” John Spottswood.
Maddie Ahrensfeld first met Maggie Ruley as a budding artist and devoted student with her own set of abilities at Ruley’s gallery on Fleming Street. She’s since gone on to her own success, starting with trunk shows of her gift cards, paintings and clothing designs, and later opening Reciprocity Artisans Market in Cape Cod, where she represents 40 other local artisans. United by love of color and zest for life, the two friends display their work and give a brief talk that’s guaranteed to leave you feeling as inspired as they are. Hosted at “The Upstairs” at Antonia’s in their swanky newly-renovated second floor dining room, with passed hors d’oeuvres, charcuterie, wine and beer selections, and a whimsical signature cocktail. An event not to be missed!