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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!


The Art Guild of The Purple Isles



In this segment we’re introduced to the Art Guild of the Purple Isles, an arts organization based in the Florida Keys. In conversation with Guild leaders, we discuss their community outreach projects as well as their 50th Annual Member's Judged Show. 



Florida Keys Watercolor Society


In this profile we check out the 35th annual judged exhibition of works from the Florida Keys Watercolor Society at the Marathon Community Theatre. Join us as we chat with artist Julie Joyce about the origins of this notable group and how about they get folks hooked onto watercolor.


Paradise Paint Out Gala


Join us as we attend the Paradise Paint Out Gala, held in the Florida Keys. With host artist Kathleen Denis, we take in works created during the second run of the Islamorada Paradise Paint Out.


The Florida Keys Community Concert Band


Join us as we visit Islamorada’s Founder’s Park for a concert that promises to take us “around the world in 60 minutes.” And the Florida Keys Community Concert Band has your passport!


Political Cartoons at the Truman Little White House


At In Key West you can find sun, fun, and political satire courtesy of the Harry S. Truman Little White House. This historic landmark recently hosted an exhibition of political cartoons, mostly featuring president Truman himself. Join us as we see what makes these drawings so timeless.

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