Every November, Key West is host to many events and festivals, and ART! Key West is one of the newer ones added to the things to do in Key West. The Art! Key west is a three day festival held throughout the whole island that showcases the talents and creative work of the artist community of Key West. Focused mainly in the downtown area of Key West, local businesses come together and celebrate the work and positivity these local artists have been putting in to the community.
This art festival is different than any other art festival in Key West, and Florida. Scattered throughout the island will be performance art, sculptures, musical performances, paintings, and interactive art. This event provides the chance for visitors and locals to meet and see the work of the newest artists in the area, as well as some of the local legends of the Key West art world. Key West’s galleries, boutiques, not-for-profits and businesses partner together to show all of the participating artist’s work.
Every year, the ART! Key West Festival will always fall on the weekend before the famous Art Basel in Miami, Florida. Art Basel is another incredible art festival that is internationally known, and attract people and celebrities from around the world to see different artists from around the world. This new event has already been noticed as an attraction for those coming for Art Basel Miami, and is gaining steam quickly.
The ART! Key West Festival has special events within the festival like a Black Friday Fine Art Sale at the Western Pier, the International Sand Art Competition at the Casa Marina Beach, or watch an Open Mural Painting. A new option added to the festival is visitors of the festival have the option to get a VIP ticket, which include mojitos, beach parties, and welcome opening. There will be special and complimentary wine tastings throughout the different events.
For more information on tickets, donations, or getting involved, check out ART! Key West. Every visitor will be sure to enjoy this on a Key West vacation!