Sand in His Shoes: The Life and Art of Stephen Avila

January 15 - March 7, 2021

Custom House Museum | Bryan Gallery

Stephen Avila was born in Key West in 1894 and worked as an artist his entire adult life until his death in 1969.  The family have over a hundred of his oil paintings, many Key West scenes from the 50’s and 60’s but also paintings from his time in Mexico, Cuba, North Carolina, Miami and Woodstock, New York.

This exhibit will showcase much of this work alongside personal artifacts, handmade furniture, notebooks and photographs.

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