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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! 


Theo and Ganine's Dance Studio



Since 2003 Theo Derleth and Ganine Giorgione Derleth have been running their namesake dance studio in Marathon and providing the Florida Keys with a refuge for rhythm, learning, community, and so much more. 



Artists Collaborating on A Mosaic of the Keys


For the Fifth Annual Connections Project the Florida Keys Council of the Arts provided six inch by six inch blank canvases to 400 artists and community members. Join us as we chat with some of the artists behind this mosaic of the Florida Keys.


International Sand Art Competition


In this segment Art Loft heads to the International Sand Art Competition in Key West. Watch how magnificent pieces of art can be created with just some sand, water, and creativity.


Studio Visit with Eric Anfinson


In this segment painter and Writer Eric Anfinson gives Art Loft a tour of his studio in Key West and divulges what inspires him to produce fantastic art.


Poet Rosalind Brackenbury


In this piece we visit the beautiful home of Poet Laureate Rosalind Brackenbury, where she discusses her life in Key West and reads us a poem from her latest book of poetry.

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