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In the Florida Keys & Key West, vacationing is an art form and the color palette is more vibrant than even the Old Masters could imagine. Picture azure waters perfect for diving and snorkeling among coral formations and historic shipwrecks, iridescent scales on leaping gamefish, blue skies backdropping foliage on nature trails. Feast on fresh seafood at restaurants ranging from gourmet to funky, wander into shops and museums, and meet residents eager to offer tips for enjoying the island chain.
The Keys are renowned as a haven for creative spirits. Once home to Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams, today the island chain supports visual, literary and performing artists who showcase their talents at galleries, theaters, and art walks.

In fact, every visit to the Florida Keys is a cultural delight -- and there’s so much to experience you’ll be inspired to return again and again.  To find out more, visit

Check out these exclusive art segments filmed in the Keys and sponsored by Florida Keys & Key West! 


Donna Coffin, Glass Artist


At the Artists in Paradise Gallery in Big Pine Key we met Donna Coffin, a North Carolina transplant and working member of this unique artist collective. Follow us into Coffin’s studio where we learn about her artistic development and her striking work with glass.


The Southernmost Brass Band


Journey with us to Boondock’s Grille and Draft House for a swinging musical performance. The Southernmost Brass Band—a seven-piece ensemble—is all about the big sounds of R&B, Jazz, Latin, and more. Pull up a seat and surrender yourself to the brass!


Chartworks Art by Marjorie Smith


At Keys Images Custom Framing in Key Largo we meet artist Marjorie Smith. Smith’s chartwork artworks offer a creative union of nautical charts and marine life, or prized boats, or whatever else might strike your fancy. Join us as she discusses the inspirations behind her artistry.


Coconut's Ukulele Orchestra

Close your eyes and paint a portrait of a tropical paradise like the Florida Keys. There’s key lime pie, a hammock between two palm trees, sunshine on the water. What’s the perfect soundtrack to this scene? A ukulele jam, of course! We recently visited Coconut’s Package & Lounge in Big Pine Key to delight in the cheerful sounds of this uniquely tropical instrument performed by the Coconut’s Ukulele Orchestra. 


Key Largo Original Music Festival


At Key Largo’s Sundowners Restaurant there are more than sweet and savory smells in the air. Join us as we drop in on the annual Key Largo Original Music Festival. National and local musicians grace the stage with new tunes that we’re sure you’ll be excited to add your playlist.

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