Events

THU JUN 6, 2019, 6-8PM/EXHIBITION OPENING

First Thursday Mango Madness Summer Members’ Show & Party

Every summer, we celebrate slowing down and heating up with a special Members’ Show and party. Mango Madness welcomes paintings, sculptures and assorted art objects that capture the color of Key West (or simply what our talented members are up to lately). Join us for one of Perry Arnold’s famous mango margaritas while checking out the latest works from our family of artists.

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THU MAY 2, 2019, 6-8PM/EXHIBITION OPENING

First Thursday Reception: Michel Delgado, Alaina Plowdrey and Jeane Larance

Friends new and old are invited to join us for each month’s First Thursday Open House event, when we keep our lights on late and throw our doors open to celebrate the newest work in our galleries. Stop in Thu May 2 for an opening of Michel Delgado’s emotional and spiritual content, Alaina Plowdrey explores ideas of physicality, drive and determination in her portraits of active duty service members and Jeane LaRance presents a series of digital images transferred, burnished and varnished onto wood.

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THU APR 4, 2019, 6-8PM/EXHIBITION OPENING

First Thursday Reception: Small Works Show, Brenda Zlamany, Lisa Esposito and Kerry Hoeppner

Friends new and old are invited to join us for each month’s First Thursday Open House event, when we keep our lights on late and throw our doors open to celebrate the newest work in our galleries. This April features one of the most anticipated exhibitions on the island, Lemonade Stand Gallery’s Small Works Show, plus Key West portraits painted by a visiting artist, Brenda Zlamany, dreamy mixed media images by Lisa Esposito and a true artist of the Keys, Kerry Hoeppner and her palm art.

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THU MAR 7, 2019, 6-8PM/EXHIBITION OPENING

First Thursday Reception: Tom Majors, Mark Hedden, Emma Starr and Carlo Mejía

Friends new and old are invited to join us for each month’s First Thursday Open House event, when we keep our lights on late and throw our doors open to celebrate the newest work in our galleries. Stop in to view the Tribute to Wood exhibition during the month-long, island-wide event this March, along with new work by locals Mark Hedden, Emma Starr and Carlo Mejía.

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THU FEB 7, 2019, 6-8PM/EXHIBITION OPENING

First Thursday Reception: Roberta B. Marks, Erika Biddle, Maggie Ruley and Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction

Friends new and old are invited to join us for each month’s First Thursday Open House event, when we keep our lights on late and throw our doors open to celebrate the newest work in our galleries. This February features a breadth of new work that synthesizes past and present from Roberta Marks, as well as a multi-media project hoping to inspire social justice, historic Key West homes imagined with color and whimsy by Maggie Ruley and the annual Anne McKee Artists Fund Auction preview.

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THU JAN 3, 2019, 6-8PM/EXHIBITION OPENING

First Thursday Reception: O, Miami, Rhonda Bristol, Annie Dillard and Larry Blackburn

Friends new and old are invited to join us for each month’s First Thursday Open House event, when we keep our lights on late and throw our doors open to celebrate the newest work in our galleries. This month features a first-ever retrospective of the O, Miami Poetry Festival, along with portraiture by Rhonda Bristol, Annie Dillard’s take on young writers’ portraits, and local artists’ reimaginations of Larry Blackburn’s photography.

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SUN MAR 31 & MON APR 1, 2019, 7:30PM/SHOW

Underwater: Two One-Act Plays by Tennessee Williams

Continuing to present lesser unknown works by the great American playwright, Key West Art & Historical Society presents the rarely performed comedy Lifeboat Drill and steamy threesome Kingdom of Earth – two intriguing plays with characters trapped, both physically and metaphorically, by rising waters. With Alaina Albertson, Michael Catlege, Kitty Clements, Arthur Crocker and Jeffrey Johnson. 

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THU MAR 21, 2019, 7PM & 9PM/SHOW

Otherworld, Jeffrey Chappell & Friends Album Release

The contemporary quartet, Otherworld, blends jazz, classical and Middle Eastern influences into a unique sound that defies easy categorization, featuring intricate, cinematic compositions and soaring improvisations. This concert features music from their new album and favorites from their debut album, which placed in the top 10 at the Global Music Awards. 

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TUE-FRI MAR 5-8 & WED-SAT MAR 13-16, 2019, 8PM/SHOW

Alligator Alley

Oscillating between bitingly funny and heartwarming, Alligator Alley follows two childhood friends as they navigate the dystopian sprawl of Florida City and the wilds of the Everglades. Headstrong Mayer and her close friend Becca attempt to escape their current surroundings and start a new life beyond the Glades.

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MON MAR 4, 2019, 6PM/EVENT

Belvoir Castle & Capability Brown: Discovering a Lost Landscape with Duchess of Rutland

The Studios is graced with its first royal visit thanks to the Key West Garden Club. Emma Manners, the 11th Duchess of Rutland discuses the landscape restoration of her homestead, Belvoir Castle, a fairy-tale castle that had sat dormant since WWII. Manners utilized long-lost plans drafted by Lancelot “Capability” Brown in 1780 to realize a radical design, resulting in a modern masterpiece.

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