Art plays a big role in the Florida Keys lifestyle. We have an incredible variety of local artists, each bringing their own unique and creative vision to add to the vibrancy of life in the Keys. To help support the future of arts in the Keys, the Florida Keys Council of the Arts is showcasing a 24-foot-long mosaic mural featuring over 400 local artists. The Connections Project mural was organized to bring our communities and art initiatives directly together. The mural has been on display since the beginning of February and will travel to several locations through May 9th.
You can view this amazing work of art done in a variety of styles and mediums, at Giorgione Fine Art in Marathon until March 17th. Then the mural is off to Big Pine Artists in Paradise Gallery until April 6th, then at Royal Furniture in Key West until April 20th and Gato Building in Key West from April 21st through May 9th. Each venue will hold a reception party to welcome the mosaic mural. Art lovers can support the project and future artistic endeavors by purchasing one of the 6-inch squares from the mosaic for a $35 donation. A series of three can be purchased for a $100 donation. Once the show has ended, those who have donated to the fundraiser will receive one or three randomly selected sections of the mural to keep with their own art collection.
2016 marks the fourth year of this mural project, and each year gets better. Each artist is given a 6-inch by 6-inch square canvas to create their own piece of the mosaic in any style or theme of their choosing, using whatever medium they want. With all the unique visionaries we have in the Keys, the Connections Mural Project showcases the beauty and uniqueness that is the Florida Keys. If you want a piece of the mural, you can make your donation at any one of the receptions for the project, or go to the Florida Keys Council of the Arts website directly. You can also get a sneak peek at what the mural looks like. The art is varied and bright just like the Florida Keys.
Life in the Keys is full of art and is the perfect place to express yourself. If you’re ready to sell or buy a home in the Key West area, please contact me, Jimmy Lane, for all of your real estate needs.