Key West and the Arts

Outside of the Custom House, Key West, Florida
Outside of the Custom House, Key West, Florida

Key West has practically always been a haven of sorts for artists and aspiring artist of all kinds. The island has a rich and diverse history in the arts. Key West has many art galleries, theaters, museums, festivals, dances, music,concerts, literary events, and more! Here are some regular events that you can feel free to take a part in during your visit to Key West!


The Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela Street –
Sundays: Jazz in the Gardens, 3PM
Thursdays: Live Piano and Talent in the Conservatory, 5:30PM

Wine Gallery Piano Bar at the Pier House Resort & Spa, 1 Duval Street – 
Fridays and Saturdays: Larry Smith solo, 7PM
Sundays: Larry Smith with special guests, 7PM
Mondays: Jazz Jam with Larry Smith and special guests, 7PM

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 Duval Street –
Mondays – Fridays: Organ/Piano recitals with Joe Lowe and Auwinna Weed, Noon

Hog’s Breathe Saloon, on the corner of Front and Duval Streets – 
Wednesdays: The Larry Smith Variety Show, 9PM


Blue Heaven Restaurant, upstairs, 729 Thomas Street
First Sunday of each month: Key West Poetry Guild Meeting, 8PM

Key West Library, Conference Room, 700 Fleming Street
Second and forth Saturdays of each month:  Key West Writers Guild Meetings, 10AM


Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street
Third Sunday of each month: Community day – free admission for locals

Lighthouse Museum, 
Third Sunday of each month: Community day – free admission for locals

Fort East Martello, 
Third Sunday of each month: Community day – free admission for locals

Finnegan’s Wake, 320 Grinnell Street
Second Wednesday of each month: Green Drinks: people who work in the environmental field or have an interest in it meet.


Tropic Cinema, 416 Eaton Street
Daily: New, independent, foreign, documentary, and urban films

Key West Library, 700 Fleming Street
Tuesdays: Film Matinee, 3PM
Saturday: Film Festival, 10AM


Paradise Health and Fitness Dance Studio, 1706 N Roosevelt Blvd.
Fridays: Salsa Dance Lessons (no partner needed), Beginners 7PM, Experienced 8PM
Sundays: Ballroom Dancing and Lessons (no partner needed), 7-9PM

The Dance Factory, 906C Kennedy Drive
Tuesdays: Foxtrot and Rumba classes for beginners, 7:30PM
Thursdays: Argentine Tango classes for beginners, 7:30PM

Coffee Mill Dance Studio, 916 Pohalski Lance
Saturdays: African Drum and Dance Class, 4:30PM
Tuesdays and Thursdays: Key West Country Western Dancers (2-step, swing, line dancing lessons), 7-10PM


Fleming Street Art District
Second Thursday of each month: Flock to Fleming, 6-9PM

Gallery Open House along White Street between Truman and Southard Streets
Third Thursday of each month: 6-9PM


For more information about things to do and see in our island city, go to our Key West Web Site. You can also visit our Key West Events Calendar to see upcoming special events.

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