Our History


The Cedar Key Arts Center, Inc. was founded in 1994 by Catherine Graham Christie, a well-known Cedar Key artist, as a non-profit organization. Her generous gift of the building and property on Cedar Key's Historic 2nd Street houses the Cedar Keyhole Artists Cooperative on the main floor and the Cedar Key Arts Center Main Gallery, Member Artist's Gallery, Digital Photography Laboratory and Art Studio on the second floor.



In 2016, thanks again to Cathie Christie’s support and the generosity and hard work of many Cedar Key Arts Center members, a larger studio, another bathroom and an elevator were added. The addition allowed the expansion of Arts Center Activities and the elevator made the Arts Center accessible to more people.

Portraits from Cathie Christie's St Francis House Portfolio