What is the Artisan Market and what makes it different?
The Key West Artisan Market, celebrating its 10th season, is a unique open air bazaar filled with artists, authors, chef-made cuisine,
craftspeople, performers and fresh produce representing diversity, creativity, ingenuity and locally made products. Participants must live
and also create/curate in the Keys in order to qualify. For a list of participating vendors and featured charity, be sure to visit the events on
our facebook page.
When is the Artisan Market?
Every other Sunday, 10 am to 2 pm, rain or shine, late October through February and every Sunday March and April. 2022/2023 dates are
October 23, November 6 & 20, December 4 & 18, January 1, 15 & 29, February 12 & 26, March 5, 12, 19 & 26, April 2, 9, 16 & 23.
Who should go?
Our saying is ‘Where the Locals Meet’ -- it’s the place to see and be seen while visiting with your friends and neighbors. But while the Key
West Artisan Market is primarily for locals we welcome our winter locals and visitors alike. Residents will find quality items to stock the
fridge and pantry, gifts and home décor while sampling fun new lunch choices. Vacationers will love shopping with a view for that perfect
souvenir, reasonable food options and plenty to see and do at all the attractions surrounding Higgs Beach.
Where is the Artisan Market, exactly?
At the corner of White Street and Atlantic (1801 White Street) in the parking lot at The Key West Wildlife Center, Indigenous Park,
across from Higgs Beach.
What does it cost?
Entrance into the Park and Market is always free. Some vendors do not take credit cards. The closest ATM is at Salute on Higgs Beach.
Where is parking & what does it cost?
There is a large lot directly adjacent to the market marked with a parking flag and bicycle racks at both entrances. All parking surrounding
the Market is free.
How should I get there?
Centrally located, you can walk, drive, bike or take a cab or ride share. There is not a city bus that currently accesses this area. The closest
trolley stop is at the Casa Marina hotel.
What kind of vendors?
Artisans & Crafters - Painters, photographers, sculptors, wood workers, weavers, jewelry, potters, glass, mosaics, leather, furniture, etc.
Farmers, Gardeners & Unique Products - Local produce, cheese, botanicals, salt, honey, soap, candles, smoked meats
Curated Collectors - Entrepreneurs who travel regionally and globally selecting unique and fair trade items thoughtfully organized or
Artists - dance, theatre, musicians, chefs, authors, poets, etc.
What kind of food & beverage options?
There’s a little bit of everything week to week and may include Indian, Mediterranean, Mexican, fresh seafood, smoothies, organic
granola, fresh guacamole made while you watch, breads and dips, gourmet cheeses, cut fruit and juices, French pastries and brewed
coffees. We also have a full bar from Great Events Catering specializing in delicious hand crafted bloody marys, mimosas, craft brews and
Can I bring my pet?
Well behaved pets are welcome but please keep in mind the asphalt can get very hot on your furry friend’s feet. Please be sure to bring
water and bags.
Where are restrooms?
Restrooms are located within Indigenous Park, up a ramp next to the produce vendor. There is a handicapped/family stall available. There
are also restrooms, changing room and shower across the street at the beach.
Can we have a picnic?
By all means, grab some breakfast or lunch from one of the vendors and find a shady spot under the musicians tent or head across the
street to the beach. You may want to bring a blanket or lawn chair and an umbrella for the summer sun.
Is there music?
Every show TikiMan Radio hosts a variety of musicians who play from 10 am to 2 pm. We have a shade tent and a few lawn chairs
available for your listening pleasure. Tips are appreciated!
Help us be green!
Please be mindful of litter, especially this close to the water and be aware that all storm drains end up in the ocean. We encourage you to
BYOB (bring your own bags) or purchase one of our reusable bags at the information tent located at the entrance off White Street.
Most of the park and Market area, restrooms and parking lots are wheelchair accessible.
What else is there to do in the area?
Tour the Key West Wildlife Center and explore Indigenous Park (free/donations appreciated)
Walk or bike the Edward B. Knight pier (free)
Check out the Aids Memorial
Let the kids play on multiple playgrounds
Hit the volley ball, tennis, pickleball or handball courts
Take the dogs to the dog parks (big and small)
Work the fitness trail around the antenna park
Explore the West Martello Botanical Gardens (free/donations appreciated)
Relax with a beverage and a great meal at Salute on the Beach. Check to see if they’re hosting a band in the gazebo Sunday evening.
Visit the African Burial Grounds at Higgs Beach and learn about Key West's unique relationship to the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Enjoy Higgs Beach with all its amenities including beach chair/umbrella rentals
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