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Contact Lynne Vantriglia, 2947345  

Children’s Festival of the Arts



Art Behind Bars, in conjunction with the Florida Keys Council of the Arts and the Key Wst Art & Historical Society, will host the “Children’s Festival of the Arts” on Saturday, April 12th, from 12 noon –5 p.m. at E. Martello Tower in Key West. The Festival will be a showcase for the numerous groups that serve kids in our community with cultural and creative programs. A butterfly release will open the event, and more than 35 groups will exhibit, perform, show off their summer program opportunities, or offer interactive fun. Admission to the event is free.


The entire event is a fundraiser for Take Stock in Children, expanding Art Behind Bars’ mission of “Art-Based Community Service” to a younger audience, “Kids Helping Kids”. A 1% share of a pre-paid college education for a deserving child is available for $17.50, which gets matched at the local level by a generous benefactor, and again at the state level. If you would like more information, e-mail Stock Certificates are available at all branches of First State Bank throughout the Keys, or online at


This event is made possible in part by a grant from the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs, Arts in Education, the National Endowment of the Arts, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, and private donations. For further information, phone (305)-294-7345.