Arts & Eats

Arts & Eats is a series of delectable art-themed parties combining food, art, and interesting locations in Key West —all while supporting your creative community.

 

 

To purchase tickets:

  • Buy online by clicking the event name
  • In person at our box office: Tue-Sat, 10am-4pm
  • Call our box office: 305-296-0458  

THE EVENTS

Picnic in the Octopus’ Garden

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  • Sat Jan 7, 12:30-3pm
  • Light lunch by Catered Affairs with libations
  • Aquatic-themed attire encouraged
  • Hosted by and at the home of Marian and Russell Burke, Old Town
  • 45 Guests / $50

Marian Burke is on the board of the Museum of Art and Design in NY and her husband Russell is a board member of The New Britain (CT) Museum. They have an astonishing collection of glass sculpture and functional art in their historic home. Explore the art and help christen their newest and largest piece, an aquatic mosaic mural titled “Octopus’ Garden” by Key Largo artist Nan Kitchens, who will be on hand to explain her process.

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A Very Royal Afternoon Tea

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  • Wed Jan 18, 3-5pm
  • Buckingham Palace tea party attire encouraged
  • Hosted by Rosi and Jeff Ware
  • The home of Lynda and Bob Frechette, Truman Annex
  • 35 Guests / $65

Join Her Royal Highness, the Queen, for a Royal Tea Party at the stately home of Lynda & Bob Frechette. Royal Caterer, Patti Rodriguez, will be presenting a cornucopia of English High Tea treats, which Buckingham Palace would be proud to serve. Glasses of bubbly will accompany finger sandwiches, savory delights and scrumptious cakes and tartlets, as well as a fine selection of teas from Fortnum & Mason, the Queen’s purveyors.

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The Rainbow Connection Meets Avenue Q

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  • Wed Feb 1, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Light hors d’ oeuvres catered by Blue Reef Hospitality
  • Casual Attire
  • Hosted by and at the home of
  • Maxine Makover and Jack Paul, Mid Town
  • 50 Guests / $50

Take a stroll through Avenue Q, the uproariously funny Tony-winning musical, with one of the current stars of the Broadway show, Jason Jacoby, in town to teach a Studios’ puppet workshop for adults, help with the Waterfront Playhouse’s upcoming production, and joining with theater writer & director, Stephen Kitsakos for an irreverent evening of Muppets, puppets and song. Adult beverages will be served.

THE EVENTS

Mid Mod Mad Men

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  • Wed Feb 8, 6:30-9pm
  • Mad Men era attire encouraged
  • Buffet dinner featuring iconic 60’s food & drinks
  • Hosted by and at the home of Anne and Steve Sunkel, New Town
  • Co-hosted by Paula and John Tishok
  • 25 Guests / $60

Dress the part for a soiree dedicated to the Mad Men era — the food (fondue!), the music (Mathis!) and the cocktails (Grasshoppers!). Slide into your kitten heels or wingtips and step back into the swanky 60s. Anne and Steve Sunkel’s mid-century decor sets the stage.

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Flaming Conchs: Kindling the Spirit

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  • Sat Mar 4, 6-9:30pm
  • Heavy hors d’oeuvres and adult beverages
  • Costumes: Anything goes! (Light up costumes encouraged)
  • Hosted by and at the home of Rita and Fred Troxel, Sugarloaf
  • Co-hosted by Susan Henshaw Jones
  • 50 Guests / $60

Radical self-expression is the order of the day at the quintessential art and culture festival that takes place in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert each year. One night this spring, we bring the playa to you and stage our own “burn.” Our effigy accepts all offerings, from tributes to loved ones to symbols of things you’d like to eliminate from your life. Dance, drink, and enjoy the moment!

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A Schmear on Sugarloaf

SORRY THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

  • Sun Mar 26, 11am-2pm
  • Casual attire
  • Hosted by and at the home of Judith and Stanley Zabar, Sugarloaf
  • 40 Guests / $75

Enjoy a Zabar’s Deli traditional Sunday Brunch, flown in from New York City, surrounded by an outstanding contemporary art collection and endless water views. Our delightful hosts will regale you with how it all started.

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Milk & Cookies:

 A Totally Depraved After Hour Adults-Only Evening ofBedtime Stories

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  • Fri, March 31, 7:30-10pm
  • Sweet & Savory cookie buffet + “milk & mixers” bar
  • Recommended attire: Pajamas or comfy clothes
  • Books & Books @ The Studios
  • $40 / 40 Guests

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!

THE EVENTS

Martinis with Martini

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  • Wed, April 19, 5-7pm
  • Light hors d’oeuvres and, of course, a Martini Bar!
  • Casual attire
  • The studio of John Martini, Bahama Village
  • 30 Guests / $40

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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The Fabric of Soul:

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  • Fri, May 5, 7-9pm
  • Dinner and Conversation with Avis Collins Robinson & Eugene Robinson
  • Location and other details to follow
  • 40 Guests / $100

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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