The Studios of Key West is located at the former Scottish Rite Masonic Center at the corner of Simonton and Eaton Streets, renovated through generous donations in 2015. Built in 1951, it’s spacious, sturdy and suffused with light – an iconic piece of Miami Deco architecture located in the heart of downtown Key West, just one block from Duval Street.

This facility includes a 200 seat professional theater, the island’s largest gallery devoted to contemporary art, nine studios for practicing artists, and two dedicated classrooms, including a cutting edge digital media lab. The next phase of our renovation is Hugh’s View, a rooftop terrace.

With dedicated creative spaces for exhibitions, performances, instruction and art making, our facilities offer a cultural platform that lives up to Key West’s creative potential.

The CARRIAGE TRADE ARTIST RESIDENCIES, home to the PEYTON EVANS ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM, is now right next door to us. The guest house is an oasis of quiet, with a beautiful, spacious courtyard shaded by a massive banyan tree. It’s dripping with Key West history and character.

The Studios of Key West