Key West Art Galleries
(Key West, Florida - FL, USA)
Key West has been a haven for artists and writers for many years and as a result there are more than 50 art galleries in Key West, with works of art from every category. You will find various local works in Key West, as well as international pieces by renowned artists from every corner of the globe. Cuban, Haitian and Caribbean art is all particularly popular here.
Art lovers are strongly advised to pay a visit to the Key West Museum of Art and History on Front Street, which occupies the distinctive Old Post Office and Customs House and features art works and other interesting exhibits, including a host of Ernest Hemingway memorabilia. The Gingerbread Square Gallery on Duval Street is another reliable exhibition venue and is housed within a charming Victorian building, where it is surrounded by tropical foliage.
Key West Museum of Art and History
Address: 281 Front Street, Key West, Florida FL, 33040-8313, USA
Tel: +1 305 295 6616
Built as a customs house in the early 1820s, when Key West was designated a US port of entry, this Romanesque-style red-brick building has recently undergone an extensive restoration program and today houses a museum. The main gallery in the Key West Museum of Art and History features rotating exhibits, while the smaller galleries have both permanent and temporary exhibits relating to the history of the city.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 17:00
Address: 1000 Duval Street, Key West, Florida FL, 33041, USA
Tel: +1 305 292 0060
The Caribbean Gallery is an impressive venue, with many stylish paintings and appealing sculptures. Nearby attractions include the Ernest Hemingway Museum and the Newman United Methodist Church.
Open hours: daily
City Zoo - The Gallery
Address: 1108A Duval Street, Key West, Florida FL, 33040, USA
Tel: +1 887 399 5817
The Gallery is a celebration of Haitian culture through Haitian paintings, sculptures and carvings, which are fast becoming more popular with lovers of art worldwide, both amateur and professional. Much effort has gone into these colorful and lively Haitian works.
Open hours: daily
Gingerbread Square Gallery (GSG)
Address: 1207 Duval Street, Key West, Florida FL, 33040-3129, USA
Tel: +1 305 296 8900
Reputed to be one of the oldest art galleries in Key West, the Gingerbread Square Gallery is also one of the most loved. It was founded in 1974 and contains a huge range of works by many renowned artists. You will find paintings, sculptures, art glass and graphics by the likes of Sadowski, Salem, Salinero, Steve Walker and Palmer. Many good cafes and refreshments stand close by, should you be in need of refreshment.
Open hours: daily
Address: 1124 Duval Street, Key West, Florida FL, 33040, USA
Tel: +1 305 296 3039
Enjoying an enviable location on Duval Street, the Joy Gallery features works by local and international artists in pastels, watercolors and oils, as well as bronze sculptures. The Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is just a couple of blocks away, to the south.
Open hours: Monday to Thursday - 10:00 to 18:00, Friday and Saturday - 10:00 to 22:00, Sunday - 12:00 to 17:00
Kudu Gallery of Tribal Arts
Address: 1208 Duval Street, Key West, Florida FL, 33040-3130, USA
Tel: +1 305 294 3771
The Kudu Gallery of Tribal Arts features international folk art and African art, furniture from Indonesia and China, and Gabbeh rugs. A large number of further art shops are just a short walk away, including the Joy Gallery.
Open hours: Sunday to Thursday - 10:00 to 18:00, Friday and Saturday - 10:00 to 22:00
Address: 531 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida FL, 33041, USA
Tel: +1 305 293 0999
Located on the western side of the city, Mindless Matter contains some intriguing contemporary art works and painted furniture, including vintage pieces by Nancy Carlson.
Open hours: daily - 11:00 to 17:00