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.
2: Saturday , March 10th - 1:00
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
Also in attendance - actors: Mimi McDonald, Bob Bowersox, Annie Miners & George Murphy.
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.