Old Island Days Art Festival Feb. 22 & 23

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The Old Island Days Art Festival is a two-day juried outdoor fine art festival. This nationally recognized show brings over 100 fine artists to this beautiful historic area of Key West. Exhibitors will set up along Whitehead Street from Greene Street to Eaton, and on Caroline Street through the famous Presidential Gates into the beautiful Truman Annex.
Set among historical attractions such as the Audubon House, the Truman Little White House and Mel Fisher Museum, the City of Key West closes two blocks of Whitehead Street and another block of Caroline Street to vehicle traffic for the show. Visitors can leisurely browse the beautiful displays of paintings from watercolor to oil and acrylic, decorative sculpture, photography and other fine arts from the selected artists. Tropical themes are abundant here, but contemporary and traditional styles make something for everyone!
The Old Island Days Art Festival is seeking artists for its 55th annual Fine Art Show in Key West. This nationally recognized event attracts fine artists from across the country. Exhibitors include painters, sculptors, photographers, collage artists and other non-functional fine art. Reports from the 2018 show exhibitors were positive and they were pleased with the number of buyers.
The show, which is in its 55th year, is sponsored by the Key West Art Center, and was originally held to raise money for the renovation of the building at 301 Front Street. That building is now home for the KWAC and displays works by the 60 plus local members. The first show was held on the sidewalk on Front Street, near the current gallery and artists used clothespins to attach their work to the fence in front of the old Custom’s House. Since then the show has been held annually and grown from just local artists and now includes exhibitors from across the country and Canada.
The festival runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23 at Whitehead and Caroline streets in Old Town Key West.
For more information, visit online at www.keywestartcenter.com or call 304-294-1243.


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