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Join Us for the Arts Council’s 5th 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. In 2017, 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 $35 or $100 donation you too can join the Connections Project and receive one of these masterpieces to start or add to your own collection.

    Schedule 2017

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

February 7 – Key Largo
Mosaic Grand Opening Reception
Exhibit Dates: February 7–22

Murray Nelson Gov’t Center
102500 Overseas Highway, Key Largo 

February 24 – Islamorada Opening Reception
Exhibit Dates: February 24–March 8
Ocean Sotheby’s Gallery
81888 Overseas Highway, Islamorada

March 10 – Marathon Opening Reception
Exhibit Dates: March 10–22
Shady Palm Gallery
2888 Overseas Highway, Marathon

March 24 – Big Pine Key Opening Reception
Exhibit Dates: March 24–April 5
Artists in Paradise Gallery
Winn-Dixie Plaza, Big Pine Key

April 6 –  Key West Opening Reception
Exhibit Dates: April 6–17
Royal Furniture
3326 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West

May 5 – Key West Mosaic Closing Reception
Exhibit Dates: April 18–May 12
Gato Building
1100 Simonton Street, Key West

Key Largo: Art Box — 100650 Overseas Hwy. 100.6 Bay Side
BJ Royster Ocean Gallery – 81650 Overseas Highway MM 81.6
Giorgione Fine Art Gallery — 5800 Overseas Hwy, Ste 40
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


Canvases Due by January 27, 2017 - to sign up for a canvas click here
Tuesday, November 1 – 1:00 pm
Marathon private home – call 305-295-4369 to RSVP

Monday, November 14 – 5:30 pm
Shady Palm Art Gallery – 2888 Overseas Highway, Marathon

Saturday, November 19 – 1:00 pm
Island Inspirations – 933B Fleming St., Key West

Saturday, December 3 – 1:00 pm
BJ Royster at Ocean Gallery – 81650 Overseas Highway, Islamorada

Saturday, December 10 – 2:00 pm
Shady Palm Art Gallery – 2888 Overseas Highway, Marathon

Monday, January 9 - 6:00 pm
Artists in Paradise – Winn DIxie Plaza, Big Pine Key

Tuesday, January 10 – 1:00 pm
Key Largo Library in Key Largo

Tuesday, January 10 – 5:00 pm
Stone Soup Gallery - 802 White St., Key West

Wednesday, January 11 – 6:00 pm
Giorgione Fine Art – 5800 Overseas Highway, Gulfside Village #40, Marathon