Cultural Districts & Art in Public Places
From Mizner to Clematis, “Old School” Delray Beach to Worth Avenue, The Palm Beaches have event-rich districts that stretch to the far reaches of the county. Stroll the shopping and nightlife of Palm Beach and Boca Raton, walk the beaches or enjoy fine or casual dining, we have it all. No matter where your travels take you, The Palm Beaches offer destinations for fun. Many local events happen throughout these districts and downtown areas. Our friends at the Cultural Council have just the event to tempt you.
Art meets shopping. Full of exciting clusters of fabulous finds, and all with an eye on art, shop, dine and explore our picturesque cultural districts. You never know what you might find.
At Mizner Park, one can shop, dine, and then unwind at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Sunrise Cinemas, or the Centre for the Arts' Count de Hoernle Amphitheater.
Atlantic Avenue District
No matter what you're looking for, the Atlantic Avenue is sure to please. To start with there are over 20 art galleries among already excellent variety shops and it's home not just to the Old School Square Cultural Arts Center, but two other cultural districts: Pineapple Grove Arts District and the West Atlantic District. Throughout the year, the avenue also features good range of special events and festivals.
Pineapple Grove Arts District
Located just right off Delray Beach's Atlantic Avenue, this District has a terrific blend of galleries, murals, and public art works. There's even a zany, annual bed race every May.
West Atlantic District
This part of the Delray Beach's Atlantic Avenue is anchored by the Old School Square Cultural Arts Center and Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, which highlights Delray's African-American cultural heritage. The many sights and sounds of the downtown Delray's Art & Jazz on the Avenue, are centered right here in West Atlantic.
Downtown Lake Worth
The antique stores and art galleries located throughout the downtown Lake Worth put on the display the city's many charms. Unique art and craft vendors show off their wares during downtown's Evening on the Avenue, which brings to life the districts entertaining side.
Although famous for its luxurious and trendy shopping side, Worth Avenue cultural aspects are quite prominent. Art galleries, hidden-away picturesque vias, and acclaimed architecture epitomize cultural style of Palm Beach's most popular street.
West Palm Beach
Downtown West Palm Beach
To get a feel of the cultural vibrancy in downtown West Palm Beach, all you have to is take a look what's there: the Kravis Center, Norton Museum of Art, Armory Art Center, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Palm Beach Opera, Meyer Amphitheatre, Palm Beach Ballet, CityPlace, and much more. Clematis Street is at the area's center, it's where Clematis by Night takes place, the weekly open-air concert featuring a wide-variety of art vendors. A free trolley system connects most of the downtown area.
City Place District
CityPlace is located in what was once a rundown and forgotten area of West Palm Beach, now it's distinctly reminiscent of an Italian town center. The original streets are still there, but the fountains, shops, galleries, nightclubs, and restaurants are quite new. One original building still standing is CityPlace's centerpiece - the Harriett Himmel Theater for Cultural & Performing Arts was once the historic First United Methodist Church - its bell tower and beautiful clock are still intact.
Antique Row Art & Design District
More than 40 shop and galleries make up this district just south of downtown West Palm Beach. Everything here is within walking distance. While once a year, the District offers the superb Evening on Antique Row.
Art in Public Places
Throughout The Palm Beaches, works of art and murals compliment public buildings, parks, plazas, and even the airport. Many of these art projects are ongoing, so what you see on this visit could change on your next. Start your art sightseeing tour right here.