Arts & Eats 2020

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. Please note: the full 2020 season is sold out.

Bingo for The Studios at The Green Parrot!

Great prizes, celebrity callers, and icy-cold drinks. You just can’t lose!

January 2020 Final Friday

Friends new and old are invited to join us for January’s Final Friday Open House closing reception, when we keep our lights on late and throw our doors open one last time to celebrate the latest work in our galleries. Stop in to say hello, relax with a glass of wine, tour the third floor artist studios and see the just-installed exhibitions in the Sanger, XOJ, Zabar Project and Zabar Lobby Galleries. Books & Books is the next stop, where you can browse the latest titles and catch up with old friends.

Prime Time

This new musical follows a female TV executive in the 1970s fighting to keep her variety show afloat, her star husband in check and temptation at bay. Under the direction of Murphy Davis, the script takes off, propelled by commanding performances and a whiff of classic TV nostalgia

February 2020 First Thursday

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 say hello, relax with a glass of wine, tour the third floor artist studios and see the just-installed exhibitions in the Sanger, XOJ, Zabar Project and Zabar Lobby Galleries. Books & Books is the next stop, where you can browse the latest titles and catch up with old friends.

Anne McKee Artists Fund – Annual Fine Art Auction

The Studios is proud to host the annual Anne McKee Auction, now celebrating its 25th year. Join aficionados for one of the most popular art events of the year. Proceeds fund the artist grant fund exclusively benefiting Keys artists.

Johnsmith in Concert

For thirty-plus years, Johnsmith has shared his music across America and abroad. With faded jeans, blue eyes, and an infectious smile, audiences get the sense of a man who simply loves life, his family and friends, and sharing songs and stories. Joined by Dan Sebranek.

Anna in the Tropics

In Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer Prize winning script, Juan Julian is hired to read to cigar factory workers as they hand roll cigars in Ybor City in the early 1900s. He introduces the cigar workers to Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, sparking romance and its inherent madness. Anna celebrates the cultural history of Cuban immigrants, and an era of sultry tropical nights shrouded in cigar smoke.

In the Courtyard: February 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.

March 2020 First Thursday

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 say hello, relax with a glass of wine, tour the third floor artist studios and see the just-installed exhibitions in the Sanger, XOJ, Zabar Project and Zabar Lobby Galleries. Books & Books is the next stop, where you can browse the latest titles and catch up with old friends.

Twice Told Tales

The Summer Stage hit returns, in season, for a fourth round of dueling monologues! Can the same words have two meanings? Twice Told Tales provides a fresh twist on a theatrical staple. Each monologue is presented by one director, but two actors, giving two wildly different takes on the material.

Artist Studio Tours 2020

One of our most popular annual events, the Studio Tours return to Old Town this season with a carefully curated collection of creative work spaces. Spend the afternoon peeking into the homes and studios of some of the island’s most fascinating artists.

Tom Rush in Concert

Tom Rush’s shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific storytelling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues. Although he’s known for his live performances, Rush’s albums are also legendary; The Circle Game, according to Rolling Stone, ushered in the singer/songwriter era.

Repair: Work in Progress

Witness the evolution of a script by one of Key West’s singular talents. Writer/Director Mike Marrero, whose provocative comedy Alligator Alley premiered at The Studios last year, presents a public table reading of his latest script, and then a lightly produced show a week later.

Bubba’s Fables

Inspired by classic Aesop’s fables, local writers Pony Charvet and Juliet Gray created Bubba’s Fables, adapting the beloved stories with Key West history and characters.

In the Courtyard: March 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.

Talking Tennessee with Tandy Cronyn & Joel Vig

The Tennessee Williams Key West Museum celebrates the playwright in a funny, poignant performance featuring Joel Vig as Truman Capote, followed by reminiscences by Tandy Cronyn, actress and daughter of Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, one of Tennessee’s “women” who originated the role of Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire.

Dignity, Always Dignity

Following an apocalyptic event in 2022, Tony-nominated Broadway star Bryce Pinkham finds himself stranded, coming to terms with his fate and the fate of humanity. Bryce passes the time attempting to perform the entirety of Singin in the Rain, determined to ‘make em laugh’ all the way to the end. 

April 2020 First Thursday

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 say hello, relax with a glass of wine, tour the third floor artist studios and see the just-installed exhibitions in the Sanger, XOJ, Zabar Project and Zabar Lobby Galleries. Books & Books is the next stop, where you can browse the latest titles and catch up with old friends.

Cary Morin in Concert

Described as “one of the best acoustic pickers on the scene today,” Morin plays with a deft finger style and melodic vocals that veer from elation to gritty world-weariness. Morin’s inimitable style is often characterized as acoustic Native Americana, blending qualities of blues, bluegrass, jazz, jam, reggae, and dance.

In the Courtyard: April 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.

The Pickpocket’s Daughter

Unless Matzy Moses successfully navigates the corruption and gang warfare of 1930’s New York City, she will lose everything. Based on the life and times of the playwright’s mother, audiences call The Pickpocket’s Daughter, “A first class thriller with loads of laughs.”

In the Courtyard: May 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.

In the Courtyard: June 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.

In the Courtyard: July 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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