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Plein Air Key West


Artists gathered across Key West on March 13 for the 13th annual Plein Air Key West, sponsored by Key West Art Center & Gallery. Pictured, clockwise from upper left: Neva Townsend paints an abandoned house on Poorhouse Lane near Bill Butler Park; Joan Cox paints a blue house on Olivia Lane; Nancy Henning paints a yellow house on Elgin Lane; […]

Beauty in our buildings

ISLAND-INDUCED IDIOCY — It’s a commmon affliction. You arrive in Key West, rent a scooter and beep, beep your way right to the Green Parrot or Sloppy Joe’s, eager to begin your vacation drunxtravaganza. But have you ever looked around while you were crawling from bar to bar and caught a glimpse of a building (even through squinty, blurry eyes) […]

Tony Sands does Sinatra his way

Tony Sands first recognized his knack for emulating Ol’ Blue Eyes when he was a teenager. For over 20 years, Sands has been performing his act and wooing audiences throughout the United States with his silky, mesmerizing and tantalizing renditions of the Chairman of the Board’s song stylings. When they hear Tony Sands start to croon, lifelong Sinatra fans are […]


State of the City address

Mayor Teri Johnston’s State of the City address at Marriott Key West Beachside.

Key West Artisan Market returns alternate Sundays

Another shopping opportunity finally has returned for visitors and residents of Key West. After months of delay, thanks to COVID-19, the Key West Artisan market has resumed alternate Sundays. The next one is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 21 at Clarence H. Higgs Memorial Beach. It has moved to the parking lot at Sonny Mccoy Indigenous Park, 1801 White St., across […]

Botanical garden to host Garden Fest plant sale

Nature lovers can enjoy an exhibition and sale of rare plants, explore the unique Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden and discover fine arts and crafts during the 18th annual GardenFest Key West: The Green Market Place 2021, set for Saturday, Feb. 20. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the garden, at 5210 College […]

Audubon to present program on “Flamingos in the Keys”

Flamingos are one of the symbols of the Sunshine State. And at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, you can learn about them. The Florida Keys Audubon Society will present an online program, “Flamingos in the Keys: What’s The Deal?” The program will be a conversation between Dr. Steven Whitfield of Zoo Miami and FKAS Executive Director Mark Hedden. Whitfield, a […]

Museums offer taste of history

Key West’s subtropical climate means the island is typically blanketed in a viscous humidity that makes a short walk to the mailbox feel like wading through tapioca pudding. Luckily, Key West is chock full of fascinating museums where both kids and adults can attempt to stave off the cognitive slump that begins to take hold when the temperature hits 88 […]

A season of art

The Studios of Key West provide a Southernmost cultural hub.

Nearly 20 years ago, The Studios of Key West was born out of a simple but vital necessity: to preserve affordable artist housing so that creative brains of all media could continue to make art on an ever-increasingly expensive island. Over the last few decades, The Studios has dedicated itself to bringing together artists from near and far and to […]

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