Key West Artisan Market Kicks Off New Season
The much anticipated Key West Artisan Market will kick off a new season on Sunday, November 8th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Restaurant Store.
The event gives residents and visitors alike a chance to shop fresh and local. The parking lot at 1111 Eaton is transformed into a showcase of art, photography, jewelry and unique local handicrafts made exclusively in the Keys. There is eclectic entertainment, local author book signings, demonstrations and sampling.
Guests will be able to taste and buy local specialties including fresh Cole’s Peace bakery items, expanded farmer’s market fruits and vegetables, shrimp, smoked meats, cheeses, wine, honey, salt and spices, pasta, honey, bacon jam and other culinary delights.
Concessions, wine and a broad craft beer selection will be onsite. At least four brews from Old Island Brewing, located within the Restaurant Store, will be featured.
Local participants are juried each market for vendor stalls. Demonstrations, musicians, performers & nonprofits may qualify for free or reduced space. Visit www.planetreg.com/KWAM for information.
The Key West Artisan Market is a proud supporter of the City of Key West’s Preserve Island Life Campaign. This initiative is about promoting the little things we can do to increase our community sustainability and resilience. The Market is working in partnership with the Green Coordinators to offer fun, weekly themes that reinforce these efforts by offering resources and education to our guests.
Please mark your calendars for the entire season of Artisan Markets. Dates have been set for Sundays every three weeks in season.
November 8 Preserve Island Life
November 29 Art in Key West
December 20 Holiday/Shop Local
January 10 Green & Sustainability
January 31 Culinary & Wine show
February 21 Recycle-upcycle
March 13 Free Wheelin’ edition & Custom Bicycle Show
April 3 Ocean Awareness
April 24 Conch Republic “Brew” Days
Guests are encouraged to ride bikes or the bus which conveniently stops in front of the Restaurant Store. Strunk Ace Hardware will be open for business and parking restricted to customers and disable tagged vehicles. Parking is available in the Old Town Parking Garage at 300 Grinnell Street. Please BYOB (bring your own bags).