Globally Acclaimed Season of Art & Antique Events Begins
in Florida's Cultural Capital- The Palm Beaches
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 25, 2011) - From Mizner Park in Downtown Boca Raton and Clematis Street in West
Palm Beach, to Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach and Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, The Palm Beaches bring together a
variety of thriving art districts that stretch to the far reaches of the destination. Many of the most notable art events
on the horizon include:
Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show (Feb. 18-22) - Now celebrating its eighth year, the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art
& Antique Show will once again draw tens of thousands of patrons to the Palm Beach County Convention Center
including high-end collectors, museum curators, designers and investors from around the globe.. With the works of
over 180 international dealers to choose from, the 2011 show will boast an enviable selection of art, antiques and
jewelry. The show will feature antique and estate jewelry, objets d'art, furniture, silver, Americana, paintings,
porcelain, ceramics and pottery, textiles, watches, clocks, sculpture, bronzes, Asian art and antiques, art glass, Oriental
carpets, and other antiquities and 20th-century design. An educational lecture series that is free and open to the
public will further enhance the show and will feature industry experts offering their extensive knowledge on a variety
of captivating topics.
ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival (Feb. 19-21) - Located in Abacoa Town Center at the north end of the county, this local art
show has grown into a nationally-recognized fine arts festival. With live music and artists creating everything from oil
paintings and pottery to mixed media sculptures and fine jewelry, everyone is sure to find something that captures
their eye. The three-day, family-friendly festival has something for even the smallest of budding artists. Children are
encouraged to create, exhibit and sell their creations, and everyone in the family is encouraged to taste the food from
around the world. There is a daily $6 admission charge; however, the event is free for kids 12 years old and younger.
Pepsi Pavilion Patron tickets are also available for that up-close and personal view of the entertainment and gourmet
food buffet.
Lake Worth Street Painting Festival (Feb. 26-27) - This two-day festival brings the downtown streets to life as more
than 400 artists use the pavement as canvas to transform downtown Lake Worth into a temporary outdoor museum
of original art and masterpiece reproductions. Continuous live music and children's activities are also featured. This
event is free and open to the public.
Palm Beach Fine Craft Show (March 4-6) - Held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, the 8th annual show
brings more than 100 distinguished artists come to the show to display their latest ceramic, glass, fiber decorative,
wood-turned, metal, and carved works. It is an ideal show to find one-of-a-kind or limited pieces, from artists featured
in both museums and private collections.
Delray Affair (April 15-17) - Now in its 49th year, the Delray Affair is a street festival in every sense of the word. Palm
tree-lined vistas of downtown Delray Beach welcome visitors to South Florida's oldest and largest outdoor festival.
Strolling entertainers, top-notched artists and exhibitors display something for everyone, whatever the medium.
Traditional festival goodies, including the famous conch fritters are available, as well as live music in Veteran's Park.
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Full of exciting clusters of fabulous finds, the arts and cultural districts of The Palm Beaches offer visitors endless
creative works to explore. In the south end of the county, downtown Boca Raton is the home of the Boca Raton
Museum of Art, Sunrise Cinemas, and the Centre for the Arts' Count de Hoernle Amphitheater, while the eclectic
community of Lake Worth is known for its antique stores, art galleries and is the future home of an emerging artist
community. The revitalized downtown district of Delray Beach features three distinct areas - Atlantic Avenue with
more than 20 art galleries; the Pineapple Grove Arts District, featuring a blend of galleries, murals, and public art; and
the West Atlantic District, which is anchored by the Old School Square Cultural Arts Center and Spady Cultural
Heritage Museum, highlighting Delray's African-American cultural heritage. In the heart of Palm Beach is Worth
Avenue, famous for its luxury and internationally-acclaimed designer stores and boutiques and for its prestigious art
galleries, and The Society of the Four Arts - Palm Beach's unique cultural destination for art exhibits, concerts,
lectures, films, children's programs, and more. And right across the Intracoastal from Palm Beach, in downtown West
Palm Beach art seekers will find the Norton Museum of Art and Armory Art Center, while nearby Clematis Street plays
host to a wide variety of local art vendors. Just south of downtown sits one of the country's largest concentration of
antique merchants- the more than 40 shops and galleries that make up the destination's Antique Row District..
Throughout The Palm Beaches, works of art and murals compliment public spaces, parks, plazas, buildings, and even
the airport. Many of these art projects are ongoing or on temporary exhibition, so what one may see on their first visit
could change on their next.
For more information about The Palm Beaches and special art events and celebrations, visit the CVB's website at, or call the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau at
Media Contact:
Carli Smith/Palm Beach County CVB Maria Hayworth/Hayworth Creative PR
About Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for Palm
Beach County, Fla. Tourism is among Palm Beach County's major industries generating a direct annual economic
impact of $2.8 billion in the local economy, producing $23 million dollars in bed-tax revenue and lodging sales of
approximately $623 million.
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