3rd Thursdays, 5 - 9 p.m.
Join us for a monthly art walk through the White Street Arts District from Southard St to United St on the Third Thursday of each month, including galleries (such as Stone Soup, Harrison Gallery, Shade Ceramics and Shutter Photography and Bone Island Graphics), studios such as Artists at the Armory & Native Material next door, and CoffeeMill Dance Studios, eateries such as Mayanjali Cafe, and other fine businesses. Be sure to check with participating businesses as last-minute cancellations may occur.Fancy a Thursday-evening art stroll along historic White Street? Join us for Walk On White on the third Thursday of every month!
Enjoy exhibition opening receptions, open artist studios, pottery-throwing demos, locally-made art, special events & complimentary libations as local galleries, studios & art-loving businesses open their doors for this special night. Walk On White begins at the Historic Armory at 600 White Street, corner of Southard Street, and makes its way down to United Street - or in the opposite direction if this takes your fancy. Along this half-mile stretch you’ll find well-known galleries, discover artists’ studios, explore specialty stores & there are many global eateries to graze at along the way. From its early beginnings in 1998, as an annual ‘Holiday Walk On White’, it soon evolved into a monthly event to promote local galleries & celebrate the arts. Walk On White helped establish this area of Key West as the ‘White Street Arts District’.
White St has always been known for its galleries over the decades. Enjoy opening night receptions, see amazing local art & watch artist demos.
Galleries & Studios:
Harrison Gallery local & international art
825 White St harrison-gallery.com- Featuring Van Eno & Melissa Hall
Van Eno-Today most of the Van Eno's works remain in private collections. His first painting to be offered at auction was "Bathers" at Hindman, Chicago in 2014.
We are so lucky to have this very special, and mysterious, piece of Van's in the gallery.
Van is remembered as a private, yet generous and enormously talented man who came to the fore in the Key West art scene during the 1970s. He had arrived by way of New York City, having previously studied in Germany and England during the post-war period. Over these years, Van started painting in the style of ancient Flemish tapestries, eventually applying this to Biblical themes and all the major Greco-Roman myths.
Before he passed away of AIDS in 1986 at the age of 39, Van did wonderful things for the Key West community, designing countless theater backdrops, costumes, and promotional materials for events.
"Van was the belle of the ball. He was the most popular artist and had the most fantastical imagination." —Richard Heyman, former Mayor of Monroe County and founder of Gingerbread Square Gallery.
Melissa Hall- We are also very excited to present two new paintings by Melinda K. Hall. Melinda is a mastermind of creativity who uses her own set of rules to produce a visual journal. Humor, metaphor, playfulness, color and text are her artistic tools of the trade. Be sure to take note of the "troller" and "tiller" details depicted above in her painting, HOUSE BOAT. In her imaginative oil paintings, there is almost always more than meets the eye. Every work is a sophisticated, yet delightfully childlike exploration of life.
Stone Soup Gallery local art & framing services
802 White St. St onesoupgallery.com
Susan Sugar Gallery paintings
1114 White St susansugar.net
Native Materials - Laurie Bjorklund 610 White St
Shade & Shutter ceramics & photography 1102 White St shadeandshutterkeywest.com
Bone Island Graphics 1120 White St boneislandgraphics
Coffee Mill Dance Studio dance studio and instruction 804 White St coffeemilldance.com
Rebecca Clarke illustrator/artist 610 White St rebeccaclarke.info