Art has been a part of Key West from its earliest days. Today, the island boasts a large selection of art galleries.

Rick Worth painting on metal roofing shingle of a rooster and wooden house
Rick Worth, a favorite Key West artist, often paints on historic metal roof shingles, as shown above.

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:

The Studios of Key West TSKW

The Studios of Key West is a contemporary art center just steps from Duval Street.

Alan S Maltz Gallery

Fine-art photographer known for his stunning photos of Florida landscapes and seascapes. Inspired works of

Archeo Gallery

Fine tribal and native artwork from around the world, including handmade rugs, African artifacts, and

Honest Works Island Pottery Company

Pottery studio and gallery featuring the work of talented, local artists. Honest Works Island Pottery

Jag Gallery

For serious art connoisseurs, Jag Gallery is a must visit Representing many of Key West’s

Key West Art Center

Key West’s original co-op features works by local artists, each chosen by jury to be

Gingerbread Square Gallery

Respected, established gallery for fine art on Upper Duval Street. The Gingerbread Square Gallery is

7 Artists & Friends

Artist Co-operative featuring local Key West artworks 7 Artists & Friends began as a co-operative

Harrison Gallery

Established and respected gallery representing talented local artists. Sculptor Helen Harrison and singer-author Ben Harrison

Stone Soup Gallery

Small gallery in the White Street arts district features talented local artists. Small, tasteful gallery

Red Door Gallery

Affordable, souvenir art and craft – often colorful and island-themed. For nearly 20 years, owner

90 Miles to Cuba

From art to oddities and all points in between. Not a gallery, exactly, more of

Island Style Gallery

Fun, whimsical, island-inspired works of art and craft. Vibrant colors splash this gallery of furnishings,

Guild Hall Gallery

Large co-op featuring works by local, often undiscovered artists. Showcases 25 local artists.  Walk in

The Gallery on Greene

Established gallery representing some big names in the Key West art world, including Jeff McNally,

Audubon House Gallery

Part of the Audubon House museum and tropical gardens, they offer original and reproductions of

Art @ 830

Often whimsical, new-age, and inventive, Art @ 830 offers wood, glass, and paintings by local

Wild Side Gallery

Affordable gallery packed with art, craft, handmade jewelry, glass work, and other handicraft. Wild Side