West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District Launched

West Palm Beach is turning its downtown into an engine for the growth of arts, entertainment and culture. The West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E District), a partnership of more than 20 venues in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach, launched on Nov. 13 with a celebration at the Downtown West Palm Beach Waterfront Pavilion. This alliance introduces a new platform to promote and experience all the arts and entertainment destinations. Patrons can now access information on programming, visitor packages, tickets and more through one website, DowntownWPBArts.com.

“The A&E District will foster local cultural development and generate real value by creating economic opportunities. In addition to enhancing the impact of our arts and cultural assets, the concept is a powerful economic development tool. Restaurants like to cluster around galleries and cultural destinations. We expect inquires about available Downtown locations to surge once we achieve significant awareness,” said West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Associate Director Teneka James.

District partners include Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Armory Art Center, Bruce Helander Studio, Eaton Fine Art, Flagler Museum, Habatat Galleries, Historical Society of Palm Beach County, Legacy Fine Art Gallery, Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Palm Beach Opera, Palm Beach Pops, Palm Beach Symphony, Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Sunfest, Terebinth Studio & Gallery, Society of the Four Arts, and Uptown Art.

For more information on the A&E District, visit downtownwpbarts.com  or call (561) 833-8873.  Stay connected with the District by following on Twitter and Instagram, @WPBAEDistrict.

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Norton Museum of Art – Art After Dark Tonight

The Norton Museum of Art re-opened  a couple weeks ago after they closed in September to remodel and reconfigure the artwork.  In addition, he British-born, Berlin-based artist Terry Haggerty has installed his year-long installation in the lobby.  “He really pushed it and made something unlike anything that’s been done here before,” said Cheryl Brutvan, director of curatorial affairs and curator of contemporary art. “The architecture laid down the gauntlet and he picked it up.” For a complete report, click HERE.

Visitors can view the new installations tonight at the weekly Art After Dark, when the museum stays open every Thursday from 5 – 9 pm.  Here is the complete program this evening(October 9th):

5-9 PM / Special Promotion 
Ticket and memorabilia giveaway to sneak preview of the upcoming animated, feature film, The Book of Life produced by Guillermo del Toro / Lobby5:30 PM / PB Pulse.com Tour
Dancers and Musicians in Art / Meet in lobby

6:30 PM / Curator’s Conversation
Glenn Tomlinson, William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education, discusses Telling Tales in European Art / King Gallery

7-7:30 PM / Ballet Performance
Ballet Palm Beach performs scenes from GiselleSylvia, and Loco Mambo / Atrium

7:30 PM / Music

Indie-folk performance by The Whiskey Wasps / Theater

Dine / Fratelli Lyon
The restaurant offers an à la carte dinner menu from  5-8:30 p.m.
For reservations call (561) 832-5196 x 1123, or email  fratelli.lyon@lyonandlyon.com.

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West Palm Beach GreenMarket Re-Opens for the Season

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket opens this Saturday for the 20th season from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.  New this year is an upscale Waterfront Oasis: a shaded area featuring live music, unlimited mimosas for just $10, comfy furniture and misters to stay cool.  Relax on Opening Day with the island band The Helmsman while enjoying free vendor samples.  Also new this season, the littlest GreenMarket goers can have fun in the Ultima Fitness kids area.  The GreenMarket is FREE, pet friendly and on the beautiful WPB Waterfront!

Parking is FREE in the Banyan and Evernia garages during

Market hours.

For more information:  561/822.1515
or www.wpb.org/greenmarket

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket

Saturday, October 11

9:00 am – 1:00 pm on the

West Palm Beach Waterfront

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Local Restaurant Deals

Here’s a nice article about some current local restaurant deals all over the county:

Click Here!

 

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