For those among you who love culture and the arts, the Keys have loads of theater and museum options. Today we focus on librarie, film and outdoor cultural activities!
The site http://www.fla-keys.com has loads of information and useful tools for culture and the arts-
Where to Play
From Key Largo to Key West, the musical and performing arts flourish with enticing performances.
Visitors interested in literature can find both history and inspiration in Key West.
Visual artists can be found literally from one end of the Keys to the other.
The Florida Keys are home to South Florida’s only nonprofit, independent film multiplex, and lovers of classics can revel in an annual Humphrey Bogart Film Festival held each May in Key Largo.
Jazz lovers can enjoy poolside tropical gardens, a wine bar that is open to the public and jazz in the garden Sunday evenings, at a Key West hidden gem, The Gardens Hotel, a historic boutique property at 526 Angela St.
Learn, Volunteer & Stay Connected
Pottery, Art Classes, Crafts
Saturday morning classes available at Matecumbe Studio Gallery, $40 for two hours, 10 students maximum, for any experience level.
Instructor: Samantha Decker-Hoppen
Students learn to turn clay into coffee mugs or bowls, then learn techniques in texturing, carving and design application.
Monday evenings and private classes also available.
Key Largo Library periodically offers free art classes, 101485 Overseas Highway (MM 101.4). Supplies provided. Wednesdays
Florida Keys Quilters meet the first Saturday of each month at the Key Largo Library community room, 101485 Overseas Highway (MM 101.4). New quilters welcome. For more information contact call Mary Lou Wilkinson at 305-852-1183 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy free films, presentations about Florida natives by master gardeners, unique annual events and plant auctions. Volunteers also are welcome at each organization.
Marathon Garden Club
5270 Overseas Highway (MM 52.7), Marathon
Big Pine Key Botanical Society
Lord of the Seas Church on Key Deer Blvd., Big Pine Key
305-849-2986 for meeting times
Upper Keys Garden Club
Francis Tracy Garden Center
MM 94 bayside, Tavernier
Key Largo Public Library – MM 100 – Key Largo, FL 33037
Each Monday, enjoy guest speakers, coffee, snacks, sharing, and more from 10-12 noon in the Key Largo Library’s community room.
Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m., Key West Library, 700 Fleming Street. 305-292-3595
Saturdays at 10 a.m., themed film festivals
Last Wednesday of the month, enjoy a classic or foreign film.
Key Largo Library presents a 3 p.m. matinee. Library located at Publix Tradewinds Shopping Plaza, 101485 Overseas Highway (MM 101.4). Free admission 305-451-2396.
Key Largo Book Club meets at the community room of the Key Largo Library, 101485 Overseas Highway (MM 101.4). Tuesdays
Online Book Club
Every day, Monday through Friday you’ll receive a five-minute read from a chapter of a book in your email, courtesy of the Monroe County Library. By the end of the week, you’ll have read 2-3 chapters. If you get busy, are on vacation or if the featured book just isn’t a good match for you, hit the delete key. This is meant to be fun, guilt-free reading — read only what you like. A new book is featured every Monday and you can join other readers to discuss the week’s book in a casual, online forum.
All library locations offer free Internet and Wi-fi access. Use of a password is not needed.
The Upper Keys
In Key Largo and Islamorada, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has two exclusive locations, Mariners Resort Villas & Marina and the Historic Tavernier Inn
The Middle Keys:
In the Middle Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has the Village at Hawks Cay Villas on Duck Key, Indigo Reef Resort Villas & Marina and the Coral Lagoon Resort Villas & Marina vacation rentals in Marathon\
The Lower Keys:
In the Lower Keys, KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas has the Coral Hammock Resort Villas and Kings Point Marina & Condominiums vacation rentals
This is what you need to know to take advantage of all culture and art experiences in the Florida Keys. If you’re coming down to visit and stay with us at the KeysCaribbean Luxury Resorts & Marinas in our vacation rentals, share some of your favorite experiences with us …
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