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Contact June Girard, 305-745-3238

Arts in the Afternoon 

            It is a grand affair in the Grand Key, featuring the Key West Symphony.  The Florida Keys Council of the Arts invites you Arts in the Afternoon, a performing arts benefit at the Doubletree Grand Key Resort on February 7th at noon.

            Steve Robbins, General Manager of the Grand Key is hosting this luncheon in recognition of the $250,000 the Arts Council has granted to individual artists and arts organizations since 1997.  In 2002, the Florida Keys Council of the Arts granted over $60,000 to individual artists. 

             June Girard, Chair of The Florida Keys Council of the Arts invites you to purchase a series ticket to Arts in the Afternoon as a special gift for yourself, your loved ones, a special friend and the arts community.  This benefit series allows the council to grant all proceeds to the participating artists.

            The luncheon participants who will benefit on February 7th will be the Key West Symphony.  Frank Wood, Executive Director will present examples of symphonic music and entertainment by some symphony orchestra musicians. Maestro Sabrina Alphonse may join the group. Two more Arts in the Afternoon luncheons will be held in March and April with the Keys Chorale and the Keys Chamber Orchestra. A series ticket is only $75.  A single event ticket is $30.  Seating is limited. Call the Council of the Arts @ 295-4369 for more information and to make your reservations NOW.


For more information, call Andrea Comstock  at 305-852-1469 ext. 4369, 305-743-0079 ext. 4369, or 295-4369; e-mail; or visit