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For those seeking heritage, diverse arts, and cultural tourism the Florida Keys and Key West is a vibrant and welcoming destination. Throughout the year this island chain hosts a range of events: an annual literary seminar, a professional symphony orchestra series, film festivals, art walks, and more!

Exploring the region’s environmental and historic attractions can deepen an enjoyment of the Keys’ colorful culture and character—particularly for artists and writers seeking pristine natural locations and landscapes to spark their creativity.

Every visit to the Florida Keys and Key West becomes a journey full of wonder--there’s so much to experience you’ll be inspired to return again and again. For more information visit

Enjoy these stories on the arts of the Keys, sponsored by Florida Keys & Key West!


Florida Keys Concert Association in Marathon | Art Loft 707 Segment


As they celebrate 50 years of bringing great acts to the heart of the Keys, we join the Florida Keys Concert Association for a classical music concert in Marathon. This concert is part of their Rising Stars series and features powerhouse pianist Tengku Irfan.


Sculptor Craig Gray in the Lower Keys | Art Loft 708


We head to the Lower Keys and visit a sculptor whose work is in public spaces across the United States. To see more of his art, please visit or check out his work at the Stock Island Studios on your next trip down the Florida Keys.


Lobster Trap Art in Islamorada | Art Loft 708


In Islamorada, an artist couple is making frames from lobster traps fished right in their backyard. To find out more, visit:


Art in the Garden at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden | Art Loft 529


Art and nature merge at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden. Various mediums are placed within the garden and become part of the landscape as people explore the grounds.


Old Town Literary Walking Tour in Key West | Art Loft 710


The Key West Literary Seminar presents the Old Town Literary Walking Tour. Hop on as we take you on a stroll through downtown Key West, to the houses and haunts of the great writers who have called the island town home. To find out more, visit

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