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For those seeking heritage, diverse arts, and cultural tourism the Florida Keys and Key West is a vibrant and welcoming destination. Throughout the year this island chain hosts a range of events: an annual literary seminar, a professional symphony orchestra series, film festivals, art walks, and more!

Exploring the region’s environmental and historic attractions can deepen an enjoyment of the Keys’ colorful culture and character—particularly for artists and writers seeking pristine natural locations and landscapes to spark their creativity.

Every visit to the Florida Keys and Key West becomes a journey full of wonder--there’s so much to experience you’ll be inspired to return again and again. For more information visit www.fla-keys.com.

Enjoy these stories on the arts of the Keys, sponsored by Florida Keys & Key West!

 

Artists Chat at the Key Largo Art Gallery

 

In this segment Art Loft host Jumaane N’Namdi makes a stop at the Key Largo Art Gallery to chat with artists Mary Carroll, Tere Kelley, and Megan Willoughby. Listen in as the artists discuss their latest works and what inspires their creativity.
 

 

Photographer Larry Benvenuti

 

At Crane Point Hammock in Marathon we caught up with photographer Larry Benvenuti. Join us as Benvenuti illuminates his origins in photography and how he’s crossed a humanitarian drive with his artistic practice.
 

 

Key West Art in the Garden

 

The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden recently hosted an exhibit of art called, “Key West Art in the Garden.” For this project artists were asked to create works composed of recycled or natural materials that responded to the environs. Join us as we escape into the garden to walk among the art.
 

 

Grimal Grove in Big Pine Key

 

In this segment Art Loft host Jumaane N’Namdi makes a stop at Grimal Grove, a tropical garden in Big Pine Key. Listen in as he chats with Owner/Director Patrick Garvey about the history and happenings taking place in this small slice of paradise. While at Grimal Grove we also had the chance to meet two musicians, fresh off “The Guitar Summit,” a tour of the Florida Keys. Join us as they perform within the gardens of Grimal Grove in Big Pine Key.
 

 

Redbone Gallery in Islamorada

 

 

In Islamorada the Redbone Gallery is providing locals and visitors with an outlet for “art with a heart.” Born from a mission to raise funds for cystic fibrosis research, this gallery showcases eclectic work from all media. 

  

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