in Paradise Gallery was created in 1994 by 14 Florida Lower Keys
artists. They were able to lease a storefront for one week in the Big
Pine Shopping Center. They scrubbed, painted, hammered and nailed and
had an opening reception. They were overwhelmed by the community
approval and patronage. They quickly began looking for a more permanent
location and have evolved into the going concern you see today. The 14
artists have become 30 or more and the mediums are constantly changing
as is the artwork.