Key West Art Gallery

Tony Gregory and Christine Scarsella always wanted to own their own art gallery and studio. When they saw the property at 830 Caroline St., they envisioned a gallery there instead of an empty piece of real estate.

“We didn’t want to rent, so we decided to buy,” Tony said.

In July 2007, the couple opened ART@830 on Caroline Street, a block from Key West Harbor. Foot traffic along the Historic Waterfront and the Caroline Street corridor has been a boon to the gallery.

The two-story building houses the gallery on the first floor and Tony’s studio on the second. In the six years the gallery has been open, Christine said, the clientele has grown and many are serious collectors.

“Some of our new customers come in because they know one of our regular clients,” she said.

Christine, an artist is her own right, spends most of her days now running the day-to-day operations of the gallery.

“I really enjoy helping customers find something they want,” she said. “Sometimes the decision takes a few visits, but once in a while someone comes in, see a piece and knows just where it belongs in their home.”