The Old Island Days Art Festival, now in its 55th year, has grown from a local to a national juried show and attracts nearly 25,000 visitors in the two-day event including locals, winter residents and tourists. Take a break from the cold northern winter and add this show to your winter circuit!
The Old Island Days Art Festival is set one block off of famous Duval Street in Old Town Key West. Booths line Whitehead Street and onto Caroline Street, through the historic Presidential Gates into a beautiful, tree-lined street in a private affluent community known as Truman Annex. January and February are considered high season and generally the tourists that visit Key West in high season have more disposable income.
We are a small show, run by small group of artists and try to do the best
we can for our artists to be successful!
A new show director has taken the reins! Local Key Wester, Grace Epperly, is a potter and former gallery owner. She has participated in the Key West Craft Show for at least 15 years, as well as various other shows throughout the State of Florida. She knows exactly what is involved in preparing a large amount of inventory, traveling to a show and setting up and breaking down for a show in all types of weather conditions. She is the perfect person to take over the position from Lois Songer, the previous director. Grace will also bring a fresh, bold and bright look to the marketing with her graphic design background.
In addition to our advertising in local newspapers, radio and magazines, we will have a heavy concentration on social media. We will also be implementing an email marketing plan and adding more marketing throughout South Florida. We will increase the amount of posters that we put up around town and include 4 large banners in key visible locations to attract more patrons to the show.
"We have been doing the show for many years and it's our favorite show of the year!" - R.C. and Kim Fulwiler
"We will always return. Both the January and February shows are not only very profitable for us with many returning locals and tourists, these shows are just our favorite of the year." - Jason and Kim Stoddart
"We've done the Craft Show & the Art Show and both shows are worth doing." - Carl Schneider