Carriage Trade Capital Campaign

The Carriage Trade is a historic former inn and a piece of Key West history. Now home to the Peyton Evans Artist Residency (PEAR) program, the building and its covered courtyard serves the community as a gathering place for workshops, concerts and more.

Join us as we open a new chapter for Key West’s Creative Community!

Your gift can help us:

  • restore a Key West treasure built circa 1860
    keep the arts alive in a building visited by Tennessee Williams, Shel Silverstein, Tallulah Bankhead and Rita Hayworth in addition to Presidents Truman and Kennedy
  • attract world class artists to the Peyton Evans Artist in Residence (PEAR) program to share their talents with our community
  • refresh the Courtyard for classes, performances and more
  • create a kitchen that can serve events on our campus as well as the PEARs, workshops, concerts and more

Ready to make a gift now?

Prefer to mail in a donation form?

Gifts at all levels are appreciated!

You can also request more information by contacting Jay Scott, Development Director at 262-424-7940.

Two story white wooden house with green shutters, porches and a colorful painted car on left.
The courtyard of the residency guesthouse


$10,000+ — Harry Truman Society

$5,000 — Shel Silverstein Society

$1,000 — Rita Hayworth Society

$7,500 — Tennessee Williams Society

$2,500 — Tallulah Bankhead Society

Other: We are grateful for all gifts!


How do I become eligible to win this fabulous getaway?

Make a gift to restore the Carriage Trade!

  • Gifts of $1,000 receive one entry in the drawing

  • Gifts of $2,500 receive two entries in the drawing

  • Gifts greater than $5,000 receive three entries in the drawing

photo of outdoor deck with lounge and hot tube in tropical setting with palms and beach with turquoise water beyond

Upon check-in to your luxurious suite you will receive a Little Palm Island gift bag and The Studios of Key West gift basket. Breakfast for two included each morning.

Drawing: May 2022

Approx. 150 entries in the drawing

Package value $9,500!

Valid Sunday – Thursday until July 1, 2023

photo of tropical Little Palm Island resort in turquoise waters with boat at end of dock

The Studios of Key West