Special Events

Thu Feb 23, 7 - 10PM

2017 Gala: Garden of Eaton

For a bountiful gala celebrating our first decennial, we invite you to join us at the “Garden of Eaton,” a botanical dreamscape of fragrant cocktails, mouth watering bites, music, dancing, and costumes. Forest – themed formal wear and fancy florals encouraged, or just a few flattering fig leaves.

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Thu Jan 5, 6 - 8PM

A Retrospective of Anne McKee Grant Recipients: Opening Reception

Since 1994, The Anne McKee Artists Fund has been the only grant program of its kind for Keys artists. Not only has it had an immeasurable impact on an entire generation, the artists who’ve benefited – and who are assembled for this retrospective – is a who’s who of creative people who’ve shaped our community.

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Thu Jan 5, 6 - 8PM

Opening Reception, Thousand Words: Curt Richter

Join The Studios of Key West as we celebrate First Thursday with the opening of Thousand Words: Curt Richter. Reception from 6 – 8PM

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Wed - Sun, May 10-14

Key West Songwriters Festival

Celebrating its 21st year, the Songwriters Festival is no longer a secret. The largest event of its kind in the world, it’s both a tourist attraction and favorite of island locals, with five days and nights of big stars in intimate settings, introducing audiences to the faces, voices and stories behind the songs.

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Registration deadline Jan 27 Tour May 1-5

Havana Art Tour

Get to know Cuba through the eyes of its artists! Over sumptuous meals, exclusive studio visits and conversations with leading cultural figures, you’ll tour the back streets, cultural institutions and trendy neighborhoods of Havana. A perfect introduction to a quickly changing city.

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Apr 12 - 15

Key West Reverie: An immersive music and dance experience

Against the lush flora and historic backdrop of Fort West Martello, the NY-based company Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theater presents an impressionistic portrait of Key West. Vocalists, dancers and musicians from the world’s greatest stages, alongside professionals and volunteers from Key West, perform a series of vignettes for audiences to encounter as they explore the grounds.

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Sat Apr 8, 4PM

ReMARCable Dance Project 2.0

Last season, The ReMARCable Dance Project began as an innovative program combining the talents of Dance Key West and MARC, serving adults with developmental disabilities. It culminated in a performance before a packed house, with the audience cheering on the MARC clients before joining them onstage for a joyous dance party.

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Mon Apr 3, 7:30PM

Hearts and Letters: An Evening of Love Letters & Other Epistolary Amusements

Stephen Kitsakos curates letters, missives, postcards & billet-doux by an assortment of celebrities, historical, literary and popular figures from Key West and beyond. Performed as a theatrical entertainment with spoken word, music and movement – and sweet desserts on the side. Benefits The Studios.

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Fri Feb 10, 7PM

Anne McKee Artist Fund Auction

With almost a quarter century of “artists helping artists” behind them, The Studios is proud to host the annual Anne McKee auction, where aficionados gather for one of the most popular art parties of the year. Proceeds help fund the vital grant program for Keys artists.

Supported by a Vision 20/20 Grant from the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys

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Sat Jan 21, 11AM - 3PM

2017 Stock Island Studio Tours

Our popular annual tour grants you entry into the homes and studios of Key West’s working artists. Once again this year we venture off the rock to Stock Island, “the Brooklyn of Key West.” You’ll visit the studios of woodworkers, welders and potters, and you’ll explore the fascinating workspaces of jewelry makers, painters and more.

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