November 2017
Call to Artist: Shady Palm Art Gallery
November 22, 2017 - January 20, 2018

Join Us for the Arts Council's annual Connections Project. Our Mosaic of the Keys provides 400 free 6 x 6 inch blank canvases for Monroe County artists and community members to create their own unique piece of art. We then collect, assemble and exhibit the 400 canvases as one large mosaic. We will travel to six Keys' locations and celebrate at each venue with an opening reception. While it is traveling through out the keys people may purchase a canvas for $50.00 and in May, when we disassemble the mosaic each canvas is shipped to our eagerly awaiting collectors. The proceeds from the Connections Project benefit Keys artists and arts organizations through arts council grants. Please contact Lori Gaukel at Shady Palm Art Gallery to participate in the Keys Mosaic Connection Project. We are looking for people who would like to create a piece of art on a 6 x 6 canvas that will become part of this large Mosaic that travels through out the keys. It's free to participate, fun and gives back to our Keys Artist. 

December 2017
Holiday HooHaw on Sparkle Street: Street party on Appelrouth Lane(KW)
December 6, 2017

After the Key West Lighted Bike Ride, stop at the street party on Appelrouth Lane. The street will be decorated and music pumping. All bike riders with a wristband get in free, all others we ask for an unwrapped toy donation or a cash donation to buy toys for children for the holiday season.

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December 2017
Holiday Helpers’ Key west Lighted Bike Ride: Starting at Bayview Park
December 6, 2017

As Monroe County’s economically challenged -- the essence of service, construction, tourism and water/based economy -- struggle to survive, sometimes juggling multiple jobs on weekends and late/night. 
The Lighted Bike Ride is just one of the avenues used to obtain the needed gifts for the Key West Holiday Helpers Toy store. 

The ride is a family event beginning:
6:00 - Check-in
6:00 - Helmet Fitting and meet with Santa
7:00 - The Ride Begins

Families and individuals with lighted and decorated bikes ride through the streets for the community to see.
Registration for the ride is one unwrapped toy for the Key West Holiday Helpers Toy Store.
Decorate your bike, dress up, and come out and enjoy. Don't forget your unwrapped toy.

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