Art has been a part of Key West from its earliest days. Today, the island boasts a large selection of art galleries.
Key West has been a home and inspiration to some of the world’s top artists for over two hundred years. Their work can be seen in galleries and museums all over this creative island paradise.
Though Audubon and Winslow Homer are gone, many artists still regard Key West as an inspirational haven. This is evidenced by the abundance of studios showing exciting and imaginative works by artists of local, national and international fame.
Key West is an endless vista that inspires a wide variety of artists and artisans – some say it’s found in the air, water, and light. Painting, sculpture, photography, glass, original works and fine reproductions can be found in funky little conch houses and in glistening glass and chrome art domes from the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico.
You will encounter the expected paintings of seascapes and palm trees, but will be surprised and amazed by the unexpected – original canvasses from both Haiti and Cuba, towering welded metal figures, paper mache creatures, stained glass, wildlife and ocean art, kites, pottery, jewelry and so much more.
You will definitely discover a wonderful world of creativity in America’s Southernmost Art Colony.
Click on the links below to learn more about each of Key West’s art galleries: