Monthly Archives: August 2012

Fast Buck Freddie’s Pop Up Art Gallery in Key West

This past weekend I was the visiting artist at Fast Buck Freddie’s Pop Up Art Gallery in Key West on Duval Street.  The historic department store has been open on the heart of Duval St. for 37 years, and closed this July.  While owner Tony Falcone looks for a long term tenant, he has opened his doors to Key West galleries and Florida Keys artists to show their work.  The Pop Up Art Gallery invited me to be their first visiting artist on July 21 & 22, 2012.  I had a great time meeting many tourists, gallery owners and Key West’s art aficionados, and also got to paint while I was there.  July 21 was also the final round of the Hemingway Lookalike Contest, so I met a few contestants in the Gallery.  Hemingway would have been 113 years old on July 21st!

I love connecting with people from all over the world through my art, and when I get to do it in the air conditioning on Duval Street, that’s always a plus. 🙂

– Michelle Nicole Lowe, Islamorada, Florida 8.1.2012