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Key West’s Top Art and Craft Festival Returns for its 59th Year

Key West’s Top Art and Craft Festival Returns for its 59th Year

February 5th, 2024 | Key West Events & Festivals

Key West’s annual weekend festival of all things ‘art and craft’ returns for its 59th edition Feb. 24 - 25, 2024. This time around, Key West Art and Craft Festival is an amalgamation of two acclaimed non-profit Key West Art Center classics - the Key West Craft Show and the Old Island Days Art Festival. Celebrating outstanding local and national creativity, the newly combined fest (in a new location!) brings together over 120 emerging and established artists and artisans from 25 different states.

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With its museums, art galleries, and public art, Key West is a hub of creativity and a haven for any art enthusiast. So whether you’re interested in local craft, affordable art, or community, discover a range of makers at the 2024 Key West Art and Craft Festival. Read on for everything you need to know.


Thousands of art lovers will descend on the Truman Waterfront (100 Southard St.) to browse 2D and 3D original fine art and high-quality fine craft in a friendly environment (think ceramics, sculpture, digital and photographic art, clothing, wood, glass, jewelry, metalworks, painting, mixed media, and more). It’s an excellent opportunity to discover exciting emerging talent and find your perfect piece.

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The new festival format includes artist demonstrations, a shaded patron comfort station and valet check, children’s events, family-friendly pop-up entertainment, and upscale food trucks. The open-air show runs 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Feb. 24 - 25, 2024 and is free to browse. Proceeds support the Key West Art Center’s programs and go towards maintaining their historic 301 Front St. gallery.

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Keep up with the Key West Art and Craft Festival Facebook for artist announcements leading up to the big weekend.


Joining us the last weekend of February for the Key West Art and Craft Festival? The month brings excellent weather, and along with it an influx of locals, visitors, winter residents, and cruise passengers coming to enjoy the balmy climate. Jump on the shuttle from The Gates Hotel to be transported to Old Town. From there, it’s only a 10 minute walk to the festival (south on Whitehead, take a right on Southard).

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Read what our guests have to say:

“We love the Gates. We stay here every year we come down to Key West. Price is affordable and we enjoy the use of all the facilities on Rooster Row. Stay here and enjoy the amenities of four other hotels all within walking distance.” Jennifer B, TripAdvisor

“Had a getaway weekend for our anniversary and this hotel was great…There is a common area between The Gates and the neighboring hotel, which is great for relaxing with some drinks in the hammock, getting food from the food truck, or sitting with coffee from Starbucks with a beautiful view. The pool area has a bar with live music and there was even a pool party during our stay…The shuttle was convenient for going to Duval St…Overall a great experience and would definitely go back.” Kristen Henning, Google

“First time to Key West and overall the experience was fantastic…The place was awesome just outside of the tourist area with a pool, food truck, Starbucks all right on site. The Rum Row bar was amazing on site…staff…were so friendly and made the experience even better. We would absolutely stay here again. Thanks to everyone on site for making our holiday vacation memorable!!!!” - Ryan R, TripAdvisor