Tickets now available for Self-Guided Artist Studio Tours
On Saturday, March 4 from 11am-3pm, The Studios of Key West presents the Artist Studio Tours, an annual event in which artists and writers open their homes and studios to visitors. The tour offers visitors a chance to take a self-guided journey through the secret lanes and hidden alleys of Old Town.
One of the most popular events of the year, the Artist Studio Tours present the island’s art community in a brand-new light. Spend an afternoon discovering new artists, peeking into inspiring workspaces, and perhaps finding a unique souvenir or piece of art for your home.
“This year, all five tour stops are within fairly easy walking distance, centered around the cemetery,” said Elena Devers, Deputy Director. “So, you can park your car or bike once, and spend the afternoon making your way through all the stops.”
This year’s self-guided tour showcases the homes and studios of eight local and national artists, including Meggie Siegert’s distinctive pink Victorian house on Olivia Street; the “Writers and Artist House,” where artist Rebecca Bennett, and writers Jessica Argyle and Rosalind Brackenbury can be found; installation artist and designer Mimi Hein’s home studio; and New York/Key West artist Susan Sugar’s “Turtle House,” which was called an “artist’s paradise,” by Coastal Living magazine. Visitors will also find expressionist oil painter Scott Gruppe’s workspace and gardens tucked behind a secret lane.
Tickets are $30 ($25 for Studios Members), and can be pre-purchased at tskw.org or by phone at 305-296-0458. Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the tour at Stop #1: 718 Olivia Street.
Contact: Elena Devers
Images: Susan Sugar at “Turtle House”. Image by Lena Perkins
Meggie Siegert’s paintings in her studio. Photo by Meggie Siegert