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Speaker Series | Stories from the Front Porch with Wayne Garcia

17-February from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Distinguished Speaker Series | Stories from the Front Porch with Wayne Garcia

Join us for an evening of ‘Stories from the Front Porch’ with Key West native and folk artist Wayne Garcia. He will delight the audience with Key West tales of family and frequent visitors his family’s house at 820 Simonton Street. His stories will be accompanied by his colorful wood carvings and vintage photographs depicting Key West’s incredible past.


Wayne Garcia is a 3rd generation Cuban American. He learned the techniques of carving on wood from watching legendary folk artists Mario Sanchez & Papito Suarez. Wayne’s delightful accounts of Key West’s past should not be missed. He literally and figuratively paints a picture of an island paradise rich in community and culture, validating all of the reasons why many of us have chosen Key West as our home.

The Distinguished Speaker Series is sponsored by the Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, The Helmerich Trust, Aloys & Carol Metty, and The John & Marilyn Rintamaki Family Charitable Fund


Old City Hall
510 Greene Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States


Key West Art & Historical Society