Hidden Gems: South Florida Day Trips for the Art Lover

If you have an eye for art, you'll love these four local destinations showcasing the art and culture that South Florida has to offer.

Morada Way Artwalk

151 Morada Way

Islamorada, FL 33036

305.916.5521

moradaway.org

Established in 2011, the Morada Way Arts and Cultural District is a six-block district marked by the Green Turtle Inn and the Hurricane Monument. The Artwalk was conceptualized as a time where residents and visitors alike can explore local artwork and restaurants and discover the culture of South Florida and the Florida Keys.

Big Cypress Gallery

52388 Tamiami Trail

Ochopee, FL 34141

239.695.2428

clydebutcher.com

Among the natural beauty in the Big Cypress Natural Preserve sits the Big Cypress Gallery, a collection of photographs by conservationist and artist Clyde Butcher. Clyde’s artwork features the untouched beauty of Florida. While you’re there, you can explore the Everglades with a Swamp Walk Tour or spend the night in the backyard bungalow.

Rain Barrel Artisan Village

86700 Overseas Highway

Islamorada, FL 33036

305.852.3084

keysdirectory.com/rainbarrel

This hidden gem is not so hidden – in fact; a gigantic lobster named Betsy marks its entrance. The Village is a collection of galleries featuring local art, sculptures, crafts and jewelry. You can enjoy a stroll through the shops and even watch the artists create some of their masterpieces right in front of you. All of the artwork that you will see during your visit is available for purchase, so you can take a piece of the Keys with you when you leave.

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens featured image

253 Barcelona Road

West Palm Beach, FL 33401

561.832.5328

ansg.org

Former residence of sculptor Ann Weaver Norton, this two-acre property features 250 species of rare tropical palms and cycads and 100 works of art spotted throughout. Among these works of art are nine monumental garden sculptures made of brick and granite contrasting the natural beauty in which they are found. Norton intended these sculptures to mimic the experience of entering another world in their monstrosity and abnormal design.

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