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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 www.fla-keys.com.

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

 

Artists Collaborating on A Mosaic of the Keys

 

For the Fifth Annual Connections Project the Florida Keys Council of the Arts provided six inch by six inch blank canvases to 400 artists and community members. Join us as we chat with some of the artists behind this mosaic of the Florida Keys.
 

 

Michelle Lowe Undersea Artist/Painter

 

We meet Islamorada artist Michelle Lowe, who with her watercolors, brings undersea life to the canvas. Her inspiration comes from long family history of life near the ocean. Take a look.
 

 

Artists Chat at the Key Largo Art Gallery

 

In this segment Art Loft host Jumaane N’Namdi makes a stop at the Key Largo Art Gallery to chat with artists Mary Carroll, Tere Kelley, and Megan Willoughby. Listen in as the artists discuss their latest works and what inspires their creativity.
 

 

Photographer Larry Benvenuti

 

At Crane Point Hammock in Marathon we caught up with photographer Larry Benvenuti. Join us as Benvenuti illuminates his origins in photography and how he’s crossed a humanitarian drive with his artistic practice.
 

 

Key West Art in the Garden

 

The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden recently hosted an exhibit of art called, “Key West Art in the Garden.” For this project artists were asked to create works composed of recycled or natural materials that responded to the environs. Join us as we escape into the garden to walk among the art.
 

art loft is made possible by:

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