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“Interesting venue for local artists, beyond the palms and cottages”

The Studios of Key West
Ranked #76 of 180 things to do in Key West
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Owner description: The Studios of Key West is a non-profit center that offers concerts, exhibitions, free lectures and workshops.
Reviewed 19 January 2014

We stumbled on this venue. It is an older building with exhibition space, teaching space and studios. When we arrived there was a drawing class going on, but we were still encouraged to look at what was displayed in the same space. We quietly went around the perimeter of the class looking at sculpture, mixed media, abstract and realistic pieces. We were encouraged to go upstairs and look at a special exhibit about books. There were some collage book pages, several realistic, but amusing paintings of stacks of books and objects on a theme. Like, a stack of books including, A Taste of Honey, Winnie the Pooh, The Art of Beekeeping,with honey dripping down the side of some books, a bee and so much more. The paintings were far more subtle and entertaining than this explanation. Our favorite, however, was a floor sculpture, that would be lost in translation, just go up the stairs to see it.

We were lucky to happen upon a local weaver, Claire Perrault, who welcomed us into her shared studio space. She explained some of her tools to my spouse and gave me a few tips about future weaving projects.

What a warm and welcoming spot to see some local art and artists.

Thank mcubed48
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

A gallery showing art and sculpture by local artists. Their studios are upstairs and you can nose round them if you like.

Thank redactora
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

What a great place to see the works of local artist! You can even visit the some of the artist studios upstairs. It is definitely worth your time to stop and take in local art. The artist are love to talk about their art.

Thank Michaelkasperski
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

Went to Walk on White last week. What a terrific studio for local artists. We spoke with several artists who worked out of the studio. All were great at explaining their process.
The main show downstairs was a show of roosters decorated by local talent that are up for auction. Can't wait to see what's next.

Thank David F
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

A stop at the TSKW is a great opportunity to see, and support, the work of local artists. My personal highlight was the chance to use the Art-O-Mat machine. An old time cigarette vending machine has been repurposed to spit out original art for just $5! There's only about 100 of these cool machines throughout the US and I was pretty excited to see one for myself. The problem was deciding which level to pull... MoonDog Studio won out. Be sure to check out the sculpture and nature garden outside.

Thank JeanAlan
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