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 most recent addition is Hugh’s View, a rooftop terrace providing space for outdoor programming such as concerts, plein air classes and more. Plus, our Carriage Trade Artist Residencies are located just next door at 529 Eaton Street.

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


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.

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The home of the PEYTON EVANS ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE 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.

The Studios of Key West