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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!


Belly Dancing in Key Largo | Art Loft 710


Inspired by her ball pythons, Daisy Silveira has a new workshop she is teaching in Key Largo and around the Florida Keys. Lolo finds out what inspired her to belly dance and even learns some key moves. To find out more, visit


Welder Cindy Wynn in the Lower Keys | Art Loft 612


Welder Cindy Wynn has been making furniture for the last 30 years out of scrap metal. Her collection of metal weighs in at 250 thousand pounds! But it allows her to create her pieces whenever inspiration hits.


The Shanty Hounds in the Lower Keys | Art Loft 607


We interview a dynamic musical duo called The Shanty Hounds in the Lower Keys. They write and perform their own original music, that has an escapist island vibe.


Oil Painter Peter Vey in Key West | Art Loft 612


In this segment of Art Loft, we interview oil painter Peter Vey at the Gallery on Greene in Key West. His home inspires the colors and places you see in his art pieces.


Glass Blower Donald McMullen in Marathon | Art Loft 606


At The Art Studio in Marathon, we meet Donald McMullen who enjoys the infinite possibilities of glass and how the medium pushes back. He says that it is fascinating that you never physically touch the glass in the art piece you are creating.

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