- From 07 Sat Feb 2015 to 08 Sun Feb 2015 February 7, 2015 February 8, 2015 Tranquility Bay
Annual Pigeon Key Art Festival
Fine artists and craftspeople from around the country are to share their wares at one of the largest winter art festivals in Marathon, when the Pigeon Key Art Festival returns to the Marathon Community Park Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 7-8.
The creative festival’s tropically themed oasis of artwork includes pottery, paintings, glass, sculpture, photography, jewelry and more. Each year artists demonstrate their skills during the show, giving attendees a glimpse of the techniques behind their original creations.
Now in its 21st year, the event is named for Pigeon Key, a small island beneath the Old Seven Mile Bridge that housed workers constructing the Over-Sea Railroad in the early 1900s. Today, Pigeon Key is an iconic Florida Keys cultural landmark.
The open-air park at mile marker 49 is to host food and beverage booths with local delicacies and sweet treats, as well as music and children’s crafts to highlight the family-friendly weekend activities.
Marine artist Wyland plans be on hand to create ink paintings to be auctioned live as part of the annual fundraiser. Attendees also can purchase tickets to win one of among 50-plus other pieces of artwork during Sunday’s traditional art raffle. Tickets are to be available through 2 p.m. Sunday.
Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 per person for adults and free for children under 12. Parking is free at Marathon Community Park.
As an added value, patrons can retain their ticket stubs and redeem them for a half-price ferry trip to Pigeon Key within one week of their show admission.
Festival proceeds help support the Pigeon Key Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to delivering education to the public about the historical, environmental and cultural significance of the Florida Keys.
Event information: www.pigeonkeyartfestival.com