Colorful arts and crafts, exuberant musical entertainment and a day strolling Key West's Historic Seaport are the main attractions at the 13th annual Schooner Wharf Open Air Art & Music Affair scheduled Saturday, March 2.
The annual event is centered around the Schooner Wharf Bar, 202 William St., and the adjacent harbor walk that stretches along the waterfront. The typically lively open-air affair provides a showcase for fine artists and artisans while giving musicians and bands a chance to strut their stuff.
The action is to begin at 10 a.m. with art exhibitions continuing until 6 p.m. or later. Live music from the Schooner Wharfs stage is scheduled until 1 a.m.
Creative offerings traditionally include original oil paintings, pottery, decorative window art, handmade jewelry, feather crafts and woodcarvings. Approximately 40 artists and artisans are scheduled to take part in the eclectic affair and many plan to stage demonstrations of their techniques and talents during the day.
Michael McCloud is slated to kick off the musical entertainment, backed by Captain Carl and Professor Pete, with a performance characterized by rich humor and original songwriting. Piper Road follows, blending American country, Irish influences, big-band sound and other diverse elements into an assured and individualistic fusion.
The music scene is to heat up as the sun goes down with evening rhythms from the four-piece Josh Garrett Band. Flavored by Garrett's Louisiana roots, the band is known for its stellar vocal and guitar stylings.
Other attractions include the Schooner Wharf's cocktails and casual cuisine as well as the seaport's vibrant atmosphere.
Event information: www.schoonerwharf.com or 305-292-3302
Key West visitor information: www.fla-keys.com/keywest or 1-800-LAST-KEY
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