Arts Council Presents Connections Project Final Stop at Key West Art Center
The Connections Project at the Key West Art Center features a vibrant 24-foot mosaic mural created by local artists and art lovers. It will be on display through June 7th.
The Connections Project is one of the Arts Council’s more innovative fundraising activities connecting community members with local arts and cultural initiatives. The Arts Council provides a 6x6 blank canvas to local professional artists and artistic residents who then create a piece of art. “People of all abilities and skill levels are encouraged to participate,” said Florida Keys Arts Council Executive Director Elizabeth Young.
After connecting with the art, patrons can also collect art by making a $50 donation for one canvas or a $125 donation for three online at www.keysarts.com. Once the show has ended, donors receive a randomly selected piece of the mosaic in the mail. Each work includes an artist statement providing insight into the origin of the work and the artist’s thoughts and inspiration.
Proceeds from Connections Project directly benefit Keys’ artists and arts organizations through Arts Council grants, including the Artists in Schools grant, the Special Projects grant, and our new grant, Art Builds Community. For more information call the Florida Keys Council of the Arts at 305.295.4369 or visit www.keysarts.com.