Gallery openings, live street art mural painting, musical performances, renegade theater, poetry readings, art walks and culinary offerings will show off Key West’s creative side during a three-day, island-wide festival called “Art! Key West!”
From Nov. 29 to Dec. 12, the second annual island city celebration of the arts will occur throughout the historic Old Town.
“Giants in the City,” a display of monumental inflatable sculptures at Key West’s Truman Waterfront, will be one of the highlights. Murals by selected artists in nine massive windows of the landmark Custom House Museum, 281 Front St., also will be featured.
Teams of Key West artists will create large-scale street murals in five locations during the festival.
On Nov. 29, events scheduled along Key West’s Truman Avenue and White Street corridor will include live mural paintings at Key West Pottery, 929 Truman Ave., and The Studios of Key West, 600 White St.; an evening opening at Harrison Gallery featuring the work of sculptor Helen Harrison and other artists, 825 White St., and an “everything $150” event at Stone Soup Gallery, 802 White St.
The second day will focus on Key West’s Historic Seaport district, where there will be an all-day street art extravaganza and juried “new talents” show at Lucky Street Gallery, 540 Greene St.; mural paintings at local gathering places; painting demonstrations at Art@830 Gallery and Studio, 830 Caroline St., and the “Old 91” Block Party and window mural debut at the Custom House Museum.
The final day will focus on the Southernmost District, incorporating upper Duval Street and other creative hubs. Highlights include the creation of an oceanside street mural at the Southernmost Beach Café, 1405 Duval St.; a book release party at the Alan S. Maltz Gallery, 1210 Duval St., and an art show and performance by Key West Contemporary Dance Co. at Blueye Images, The Gallery, 804 Whitehead St., #101.
More info: www.artskeywest.com