About the Venues

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park is a 56-acre state park and has been the home of Sculpture Key West for 15 years. The park features Key West’s best beaches as well as a large field, which is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico, wooded areas, a fort and moat. Due to the deteriorating condition of the fort structure and moat as well as restrictions placed on the uses of the fort from the Florida State Park System, artwork will no longer be considered for these areas.

This venue can accommodate:

  • Large scale, site-specific and kinetic work designed to withstand sun, high wind and park visitors.
  • Work which requires a crane

This venue cannot accommodate:

  • Pieces meant to be enclosed, indoors
  • Works that are fragile
  • Works which require electricity
  • Small sculptures or sculptures with removable small parts
  • Hanging works or things that need to be attached to the trees
  • Works that may damage the natural vegetation

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Link: http://www.fortzacharytaylor.com/

 

The West Martello Tower is located on Atlantic Ave. near the intersection of White Street. It is a historic civil war fort, built in the Martello style, which originated in the Mediterranean. The brick walls are partially intact. The Fort was never armed for battle: it was obsolete before its completion. Today it is managed by The Key West Garden Club. The wide brick pathway leads you around the courtyard and showcases a collection of rare plants and exotic species in the brick ruins. There are gentle slopes in the back overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Higgs Beach, and several unique places in which to create installations. Mostly outdoor spaces, protected from the sun and wind. Limited indoor spaces also available.

This venue can accommodate

  • Small works (although not so small as to encourage theft)
  • Installations and site-specific work among the plants and trees
  • Works which require electricity
  • Sound, video, multimedia installations

This venue cannot accommodate

  • Pieces that may damage the natural vegetation
  • Works which require a crane
  • Works that require altering the historic structure (nails in walls etc)


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Link: http://www.keywestgardenclub.com/