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Tennessee Williams Plein Air Painting Contest

20-March from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

On Saturday, March 20, 2021, artists are invited to participate in a plein air painting contest that celebrates the legacy of Key West’s Tennessee Williams.

Slightly different from previous years, artists can determine their plein air painting location so long it loosely relates to Tennessee Williams’s Key West.  That could be a theatre, one of his favorite drinking establishments, his residence, the beach where he swam, etc.

Artists will collect their stamped canvas/paper at the Custom House Museum, 281 Front Street, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and must return their artwork by 3:00 p.m.  The canvas or paper will be provided upon arrival to the museum, but artists must supply their own painting materials and easels.

Artists must determine whether they would prefer to register as a ‘Professional’ or ‘Recreational’ artist.  The first place winner in each category will be awarded $200, and second place winner $100.  Winners will be announced and honored on the Society’s website and in an e-newsletter.  Artists retain ownership of their work, and will be able to offer them for sale at an outdoor reception at the Key West Lighthouse.  Details of the reception are forthcoming (subject to cancellation).


March 20
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Key West Art & Historical Society