photo of Studios of Key West art deco building

Our campus and facilities

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.

The facility includes a 200 seat theater, four museum galleries devoted to contemporary art, eight studios for local practicing artists, two dedicated classrooms and a rooftop terrace for outdoor programming.

The PEAR House, home of the Peyton Evans Artist Residencies program, is located just next door at 529 Eaton Street and recently underwent a $2M renovation. And most recently, The Studios acquired a wood shop space on Stock Island, a few miles north of the main campus, but with access to work tables, table saws and more, it’s another way to provide working space to artists.



With one of the tallest buildings – and most spectacular views – in town, the Hugh’s View rooftop terrace serves as The Studios’ creative space in the sky.

Winner of the 2023 Danny Toppino “Business for Beauty” Award from the Key West Chamber of Commerce!

Read more about our free rooftop happy hours here.



The PEAR House, home of the Peyton Evans Artist Residency program, is right next door. The historic 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.

Winner of the 2023 Historic Preservation Award from the Key West Chamber of Commerce!

Read more about our residency program here.



The Studios Woodshop on Stock Island is a shared workspace for artists and artisans working in wood, with access to an array of tools and equipment. Users can rent time in the Woodshop, get assistance with projects, and take workshops to hone your skills while building things!

Read more about our wood shop facilty here.



In January 2020, The Studios was offered a transformational gift from the Hunter Ward Foundation. Blake Hunter and Murphy Davis, strong advocates of the theater arts, donated the funds to purchase a stunning property on Margaret Street. The Hunter House allows The Studios to host guest artists visiting Key West as performers, writers and artist scholars.