Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Taste of Art in Key West

I had the opportunity recently to be the featured artist in Key West for a weekly event at the Simonton Court Inn.  It was such a beautiful evening, the temperature was what I call neutral, warm but not hot and it was breezy.  This historic inn is stunning with it's large swimming pool and outdoor bar surrounded by lush tropical gardens.  The inn was full and since it is a well known local event there was a wonderful crowd.  The show was from 5PM-7PM and everyone was in a relaxed mood and eager to visit and shop. 

I met visitors from Novia Scotia, the outer banks of North Carolina, and many from Key West including the former mayor and his wife on their way to a benefit.  Two local men spent some time choosing necklaces for each of their sisters, (one of which was there) and that was also relaxed and fun!  To prepare for the show along with designing lots of new jewelry I spent an afternoon walking Duval Street inviting shop and gallery owners to stop by.  I seem to never have enough time to just wander around and there are always new shops, galleries or restaurants to check out. 

Key West is a very different place during the day then at night time.  I love both but appreciate the striking difference of a daytime stroll in the sunshine in and out of shops and a delicious seaside lunch or a grilled sandwich on Duval and the more carnival type evening atmosphere of live music of a different type in every place you pass by.  I always seem to leave Key West looking forward to my next time!


  1. Hi Nancy, I am doing research looking for a great website host for my art/jewelry business and found your site at Foliotwist. I was not able to link to your blogspot directly-had to cut and paste the URL. Thought you might want to know for your prospective customers as m9ost people won't go top the trouble. It is great to see your blog to get know you better after looking at your work.
    I love your sense of color- makes me feel all warm and sunny!!!
    Wishing you the best, CarolK. www.faceaday.blogspot.com


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