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Upcoming Area Events:
  • Florida Lobster Season, Key Largo, Florida, August 6, 2014 to March 31, 2015
  • Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 Exhibit, Islamorada, Florida, September 10, 2014 to November 9, 2014
  • Fantasy Fest, Key West, Florida, October 17-26, 2014
  • 23rd Annual Parrot Head Meeting, Key West, Florida, October 29, 2014 to November 2, 2014
  • Little Shop of Horrors, Key Largo, Florida, October 31, 2014 to November 2, 2014
  • 2014 Kona Windsurfing Championships Regatta, Key Largo, Florida, October 31, 2014 to November 5, 2014
  • Art McKee Days - The Father of Modern Treasure Hunting, History of Diving Museum, Florida, November 1-2, 2014
  • 6th Annual Key Largo Bridge Run, Key Largo, Florida, November 7-8, 2014
  • "A Tuna Christmas" -Marathon Community Theater, Marathon, Florida, November 13-15, 2014
  • Key Largo Chamber Cook Off, Key Largo, Florida, November 13, 2014
  • The Rails and The Road Display, Islamorada, Florida, November 13, 2014 to January 18, 2015
  • Mariners Hospital 11th Annual 5K Walk/Run & 10K Run , Key Largo, Florida, November 15, 2014
  • Immerse Yourself - Deconstructing Decompression and Unbending, History of Diving Museum, Florida, November 19, 2014
  • "A Tuna Christmas" -Marathon Community Theater, Marathon, Florida, November 20-22, 2014
  • Morada Way Famous Walkabout, Islamorada, Florida, November 20, 2014
  • "A Tuna Christmas" -Marathon Community Theater, Marathon, Florida, November 27-30, 2014
  • Outdoor Pops in the Park - Road Trip USA, Islamorada, Florida, November 29, 2014
  • "A Tuna Christmas" -Marathon Community Theater, Marathon, Florida, December 4-6, 2014
  • 10th Annual Holiday Festival, Islamorade, Florida, December 5, 2014
  • Florida Keys Holiday Festival, Islamorada, Florida, December 5, 2014
  • Ocean Life Lecture Series:Lionfish Invasion, Islamorada, Florida, December 5, 2014
  • Island Christian School Christmas Festival and Auction, Islamorada, Florida, December 6, 2014
  • Key Largo Boat Parade, Key Largo, Florida, December 13, 2014
  • Immerse Yourself - Helmets of Tarpon Springs, History of Diving Museum, Florida, December 17, 2014
  • Morada Way Famous Walkabout, Islamorada, Florida, December 18, 2014
  • Outdoor Pops in the Park - Winter Wonders Concert, Islamorada, Florida, December 20, 2014
  • Florida Keys Craft Beer and Bubly Festival, Marathon, Florida, December 27, 2014
  • New Year's Eve Fireworks on Blackwater Sound, Key Largo, Florida, December 31, 2014
  • Orange Bowl Swimming Classic, Key Largo, Florida, January 3-13, 2015
  • The Florida Keys Celtic Festival, Marathon, Florida, January 8-10, 2015
  • Uncorked ... the Key Largo and Islamorada Food & Wine Festival, Key Largo, Florida, January 8-17, 2015
  • Key Largo Rotary Brew on the Bay, Key Largo, Florida, January 9-11, 2015
  • Brew on the Bay, Key Largo, Florida, January 9-11, 2015
  • Florida Keys Paddle Challenge, Key Largo, Florida, January 15-22, 2015
  • Morada Way Famous Walkabout, Islamorada, Florida, January 15, 2015
  • Immerse Yourself - FInding Capt Nemo: 2,000 Leagues and Beyond, Islamorada, Florida, January 15, 2015
  • Ocean Life Lecture Series: Wildlife Conservation Film Screening, Key Largo, Florida, January 16, 2015
  • Third Annual Baygrass Bluegrass Festival, Islamorada, Florida, January 17-18, 2015
  • 11th Annual Nautical Flea Market, Big Pine, Florida, January 17-18, 2015
  • Art Under the Oaks FIne Arts and Crafts Festival, Key Largo, Florida, January 17, 2015
  • Premier Racing presents: Quantum Key West, Key West, Florida, January 18-23, 2015

The Art of Milard Wells

Art in the Florida Keys is getting exciting!  Especially in the nearby Morada Way District.  Known for the Thursday Art walks once a month they now proudly open The Art of Milard Wells exhibit at the nearby Keys History & Discovery Center, MM 82 in conjunction with artist Pasta Pantelo.  There has never been a better time to discover what keeps the land lubbers occupied while the oceans lovers play!  We invite you to enjoy our Florida Beachfront Hideaway on your next Florida Keys Art Getaway.  

"More than 50 original watercolors, culled from nearly 30 private collectors, is now on display at the Keys History & Discovery Center in Islamorada. The June 19 opening of The Art of Millard Wells is in conjunction with Millard Wells Days, June 19-22, hosted by Morada Way Arts & Cultural District and Pasta Pantaleo.

Wells (1921-2012) was a member of the prestigious American Watercolor Society beginning in 1966 and was one of the most prolific watercolor specialists in Florida. He was a founder and past president of the Florida Watercolor Society. He is best remembered locally for this many contributions to the Upper Keys community, particularly through his paintings given as awards in countless fishing tournaments.

In addition to the Wells exhibit, the Keys History & Discovery Center is pleased to unveil its first of many permanent exhibits Legends of the Line. It is a historical perspective of the development of sport fishing in the Upper Keys, including high-profile fishermen like the prolific Zane Grey and baseball’s iconic Ted Williams. Legends of the Line explores, not only the characters that helped develop fishing practices used today, but also the development of a brand new industry tourism.

The exhibit runs Thursday, June 19 through Sunday, Aug. 10 at the Discovery Center in Islamorada, MM 82, located at the Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost. The exhibit is open Thursdays through Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $12. Admission for seniors is $10 and children 13 and under are free. The exhibit is sponsored by the Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation, a not-for-profit organization formed to develop and operate the Florida Keys History & Discovery Center. For more information, call 305-922-2237 or visit our website at www.keysdiscovery.com." NAPLESNEWS.com

(Learn more about the Art of Milard Wells)

  
 
 
Monday October 20, 2014