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A few spots are still open for the next two events in the our new Culture Circle Box Lunch Series. Please consider joining us on Tuesday or the following Monday - see details below.  

Just rsvp to me at the office 295-4369 or to


Liz Young

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Our very first & you're a VIP guest....

our thanks to you for renewing in 2012 at the $250 level and higher. 


We invite YOU to connect to the arts in a unique way. 

Participate in ONE or more of the FOUR sessions below to experience   

the creative process of the literary, performing arts and visual arts

in our community.


Your current level of support and membership with the

Arts Council is the only ticket you need to join us.

Each Session is limited to 20 people - so please RSVP today!


          Session 1: Tuesday, March 6th - 11:00 am 

  An open-air conversation and box lunch in Key West Literary Seminar's lovely    compound at 716-718 Love Lane.    Established in 1983, the annual Key West Literary Seminar has   become one of Florida's premier cultural events and is regarded among the finest small literary conferences in      the world. How do they do it? Join Miles Frieden, executive director of KWLS since 1996, and Arlo Haskell, media director and director of online programming, for a conversation about the history and philosophy of KWLS, the process of selecting each year's theme and panelists, and some of the colorful characters and stories from behind the scenes. 

    Session 2:  Saturday , March 10th - 1:00 pm                                                           Red Barn Theatre connects you to the performing arts at an exclusive matinee performance and talk back with the cast and creative team of the Tony award winning "God of  Carnage".  We'll start at 1:00 with box lunches in the courtyard, see the matinee and be joined afterwards by Artistic Director Joy Hawkins, who will moderate the session and include topics such as navigating the rehearsal process, actors preparation, and set design.                                                                                Also in attendance - actors: Mimi McDonald, Bob Bowersox, Annie Miners & George Murphy. 


    Session 3:  Tuesday, March 20th - 11:30 am                                                  Take an afternoon journey with us to The Magic Ranch to experience how an artist creates - from concept to installation.  Reen Stanhouse - Island Iron & Ink  invites you to the "country" to share her work as an artist in the interactive approach to the "private commision" process. Plans are to depart Key West at 10:30 a.m. for the short drive to Cudjoe Key (mm21.5). We'll have lunch, a tour and creative "storytelling" by Reen or as she says, "Reen's World on the Island of Bones!" Dress casual for a  box lunch and visit to a studio hidden in a Keys' hardwood hammock!  

   Session 4:  Monday, March 26th - 11:30 am                                                  ART @ 830 hosts our Culture Circle guests to discover the inner workings of a gallery.   What does the gallery owner consider when selecting the art, mounting a show and creating a beautiful and inviting space? Owner Christine Scarsella will introduce you to her successful and inspiring gallery. Q & A will be the style of conversation and then a special peek upstairs in the studio of artist Tony Gregory. Lunch next door at Harpoon Harrys in the Historic Waterfront District.


*please note - each session has a "different " box lunch option.

We will contact you a few days in advance.



For more information contact the Florida Keys Council of the Arts 

Phone 305.295.4369 -


The Florida Keys Council of the Arts has been designated by the Board of County  Commissioners as the Local Arts Agency (LAA) as provided by Florida Statute 286.011.  The Florida Keys Council of the Arts is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; the Florida Arts Council; the National Endowment for the Arts; and private donations.