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Arts District kicks off Millard Wells Days June 19 in Islamorada

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Residents and visitors are invited to join in the fun June 19 -22 while the Morada Way Arts District, The Keys History & Discovery Center and MARC House celebrate Millard Wells Days. They are to present a variety of events and exhibits celebrating longtime Islamorada artist Millard Wells. Wells, 1921-2012, was a member of the prestigious American Watercolor Society since 1966. He often wore a signature red bandana around his neck. At his home and studio in the Florida Keys, he recorded a lifetime of impressions of his spectacular surroundings, frequently painting en plein air.

A Millard Wells Look-a-like Contest is set for this evening. Children's activities are scheduled Friday, and other events can be seen at MoradaWay.org/Millard. Tonight's ArtWalk at mile marker 81. 6 oceanside off the Old Highway includes music, a caricature artist from the French Quarters, the Millard Wells family, Artsy Paddleboards from the Otherside, red bandanas available for a donation of $10, MARC House art in the Oasis, a Millard Wells Days toast at 7 p.m. at Chef Michael's Peace, Love and Hogfish restaurant, tasty treats from the Green Turtle Restaurant -- and possibly a few showers. Bring your umbrella.

The Art of Millard Wells at the Keys History & Discovery Center features 50 of his artworks culled from personal collections. The exhibit is open Thursdays through Sundays until August 10.

For more information about Millard Wells Days, e-mail moradawaybetsy@gmail.com or call 305-923-8097.

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