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Backyards of Key West Podcast with Mark Baratto 229: 229 – The owner of Red Bike Brand, Venter Surf & Sport, Southernmost Surf Shop and Jag Gallery, Letty Nowak

In this episode, Mark Baratto sits down with artist, surf show fanatic and serial entrepreneur, Letty Nowak. 

We talk about her humble beginnings in Key West, her first art gallery, surf shop and how she now manages all of 7 of her businesses along side her family life with her husband, Mauricio.  FYI, she also painted the iconic, “Greetings from KEY WEST” sign on the Cuban Coffee Queen building.

More on Letty Nowak

Letty Nowak was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Walter John and Linda Nowak. Walter John, a screen printer and sign painter by trade, introduced Letty to the basics of line, form, composition, and color at an early age. She spent the predominant part of her childhood on the shores of Gull Lake in Richland, MI but in the summers she would head out to the western coast of Michigan. She went on to receive a Bachelors degree in Fine Art from Michigan State University and upon graduation chose Key West, Florida as the place where she would nurture her career in painting.

About Red Bike Brand

Goods Inspired By Beach Town Vibes Since ‘07. Also find us in boutiques & surf shops.

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Location:  801 Whitehead St. Key West, FL

About Venter Surf & Sport

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Location:  800 Duval St. (inside Opal Key), 238 Front St. and 241 Front St., Key West, FL

About Southernmost Surf Shop

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Location:  507 South St, Key West, FL

About Key West Sunshine Club

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Location:  312 Petronia St, Key West, FL

About Jag Gallery

Contemporary Art Gallery in Key West, Florida. See our juried 16th annual exhibit, Small Works

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Location:  1075 Duval Street, C23, Key West, FL

Geoff Bergey

Florida Native, Traveler, Photographer, Lover of Life, Clouds and Key Lime Pie.

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