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!

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.

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 Talk: Deer Humans, Lisa D. Watson

Lisa D. Watson will be joined by Kristie from the National Key Deer Refuge/Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuges to lead a talk on Key Deer’s plight against traffic accidents, loss of habitat, disease, and more. She will also discuss her latest series of work made from reclaimed materials depicting these native deer in their habitat.

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.

Artist Talk: Legalized Love, David Genest

“Legalized Love” is David Genest’s latest series, depicting human moments of contemporary American LGBT families. He will share his thoughts on contemporary portrait painting, why he created this particular series and his current multimedia techniques.

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.

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.

ReMARCable Dance Project

The ReMARCable Dance Project combines the talents of Dance Key West and MARC, a local non-profit serving adults with developmental disabilities. The MARC clients nurture their creative voices, work on coordination and develop the courage to present their work. One of the most popular programs of the year, now two shows!

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.

One Night Stand 2020

One Night Stand is a lightning-quick theater project that develops five brand new pieces of theatre from start to finish in only 24 hours. With the clock ticking, it takes dozens of people working together at a wickedly fast pace to make the project come to fruition. ONS is a once-every-two-years favorite since 2007!

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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