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Join Us for the Arts Council’s annual Connections Project. Our Mosaic of the Keys provides 400 free 6 x 6 inch blank canvases for Monroe County artists and community members to create their own unique piece of art. We offer free workshops throughout the Keys to assist those that may need guidance and materials.

We then collect, assemble and exhibit the 400 canvases as one large mosaic. We will travel to six Keys’ locations and celebrate at each venue with an opening reception. Follow the links below to see schedules.

In May, we will disassemble the mosaic and each canvas is shipped to our eagerly awaiting collectors. For a $50 or $125 donation you too can join the Connections Project and receive one of these masterpieces to start or add to your own collection.

    Schedule 2018

Canvases Due by January 26, 2018   

Wednesday, November 15 – 1:00 pm
Shady Palm Art Gallery – 2888 Overseas Highway, Marathon 

Thursday, November 30 – from 10 am to 12 noon
Island Inspirations – 933B Fleming St., Key West

Saturday, December 2 – 1:00 pm
BJ Royster at Ocean Gallery – 81650 Overseas Highway, Islamorada

Wednesday, December 13 – 1:00 pm
Shady Palm Art Gallery – 2888 Overseas Highway, Marathon

Monday, January 8 - 6:00 pm
Artists in Paradise – Winn Dixie Plaza, Big Pine Key

Tuesday, January 9 – 1:00 pm
Key Largo Library in Key Largo

Thursday, January 11 – 5:00 pm
Stone Soup Gallery - 802 White St., Key West

Key Largo: Key Largo Library — 101485 Overseas Highway
Our Place — 88711 Overseas Highway, Tavernier
BJ Royster Ocean Gallery — 81650 Overseas Highway MM 81.6
Shady Palm Art Gallery — MM48 -2888 Overseas Highway
The Art Studio – 12535 Overseas Highway MM 53.6
Big Pine Key:
Artists in Paradise Gallery — Winn-Dixie Plaza, 221 Key Deer Blvd
Key West:
Gato Building — 1100 Simonton St -2nd floor: Arts Council Office

Key West: Island Inspirations – 933 B Fleming Street
Key West: Stone Soup Gallery – 802 White Street


INFORMATION – 305.295.4369

Thank You to Our Business Partner:Royal Furniture Logo


5:30-7:30 pm – Festive hors d’oeuvres & libations

Key Largo
February 6 – Key Largo Mosaic Grand Opening

Exhibit Dates: February 6 – February 15
Murray Nelson Government Center
102500 Overseas Highway, Key Largo

February 16 – Islamorada Opening Reception
Exhibit Dates: February 16 – February 28
Roberto Russell Gallery at Ocean Sotheby’s International
81888 Overseas Highway, Islamorada

March 1 – Marathon Opening Reception
Exhibit Dates: March 1 – March 15
Royal Furniture
6001 Overseas Highway, Marathon MM 50

March 16 – Big Pine Key Opening Reception
Exhibit Dates: March 16 – April 4
Artists in Paradise Gallery
Winn-Dixie Plaza, Big Pine Key

April 5 – Key West Opening Reception
Exhibit Dates: April 5 – April 25
Royal Furniture
3326 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West

April 26 – Key West Mosaic Closing Reception
Exhibit Dates: April 25 – May 8
Gato Building
1100 Simonton Street, Key West