Past Events

SAT NOV 2, 2019, 7:30-9:30PM/EVENT

A Celebration of Dance Key West

Dance Key West is excited to announce that they are entering their eleventh year! Join the party at this celebratory fundraising event featuring live performances, libations & lots of fun.

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THU NOV 7, 2019, 5:30PM/EVENT

José María Vitier Piano Performance

To celebrate his wife’s exhibition Solo Dar Gracias / Just Give Thanks on view in the Zabar Project Gallery from Nov 7-28, the Oscar-nominated composer José María Vitier (Strawberry & Chocolate), will present a short piano performance in support of the show preceding the opening in the Helmerich Theater. Vitier is an icon in Cuba, combining the elegance of the classical tradition with the romance and pathos of Cuban folk melodies.

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SAT OCT 12, 2019, 10AM, 11AM, and 3PM/KIDS

Bubba’s Fables

Taking inspiration from classic Aesop fables, local writers Pony Charvet and Juliet have created “Bubba’s Fables,” adapting the beloved stories to feature Key West history and characters. The short plays include: The Pelican and the Starfish, Coffee Butler and the Spring Breakers, and Hercules and the Caroline Street Hot Dog Vendor, among others.

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Poetry Reading with Flower Conroy

Award-winning writer and former Key West Poet Laureate, Flower Conroy will be reading a selection of poems, including the ekphrastic poetry from her “Insects & Angels” exhibit. The reading will be followed by brief question-and-answer session.

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"Our Town Our Park" overhead image of Truman Waterfront Park

FRI SEP 20, 2019, 5-7PM/EVENT

Our Town Our Park, A Cultural Celebration at Truman Waterfront Park

Our Town Our Park is a celebration brings together many of Key West community’s beloved organizations and artists to celebrate the arts and culture of our beautiful community park, Truman Waterfront Park. Remarks by Mayor Teri Johnston, performances & appearances, plus food & giveaways!

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In the Courtyard: September Residency Potluck

The fourth Wednesday of each month The Studios hosts a casual potluck at the residency guesthouse “In the Courtyard” to welcome our newest Artists in Residence. This event brings our community together under the covered courtyard at the Carriage Trade Artist Residency House to celebrate the most recent artists, coming from near and far, to grace us with their talent and share their work and aspirations for their time on the island.

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Woman reading mystery novels on beach

FRI-SUN JUN 28-30, 2019/EVENT

Mystery Fest Key West 2019

Renowned mystery writers, aspiring authors, true crime experts and fans meet in America’s southernmost city! Featuring a who’s-who of award-winning and bestselling mystery/suspense authors and true crime experts, Mystery Fest Key West is a fun and fascinating meet-and-greet.

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TUE APR 16, 2019, 7:30PM/EVENT

Tiny Dances in the Sanger Gallery, presented by Dance Key West

Dance Key West brings “Tiny Dances” to the Sanger Gallery, a dance installation piece choreographed by Dance Key West Artistic Director Kyla Piscopink and drawn from over 170 works exhibited in the Small Works show curated by Lemonade Stand Gallery. The audience is invited to both browse the juried art and take a chair to enjoy the installation as it unfolds around them during the hour-long performance.

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Gallery Talk: On The Hook, Mark Hedden

Mark Hedden will talk about On The Hook, a photo narrative project focussed on Key West’s liveaboard community, the people who live on the edge of the edge. He’ll discuss the challenges of shooting on the water, the technical challenges of the photography, and the social dimensions of the work. He’ll also discuss how this work was informed by a 25 years tenure on the island.

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Contemporary wood art on display in gallery


Artist Talk: With the Grain, Spotlight Artist Kristin LeVier

Kristin LeVier will talk about the pathway that led her from science to studio art and introduce us to her biology- and nature-inspired organic sculpture. As a working artist for over 13 years, she has leaned to be a creative entrepreneur, and will discuss the techniques and systems she uses to work most efficiently, successfully and happily.

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