Celebrating 40 Years

Forty years ago, Palm Beach County was called a ‘cultural desert.’ Today, it is home to more than 200 arts and cultural organizations that offer over 42,000 events annually, generate $633 million in economic impact and employ over 14,000 people, thanks, in part to the efforts of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.


“Innovation, to me, is the result of two things. One is a willingness to take risks, and the other is being creative in nature. Forming the Cultural Council has been invaluable. It has allowed a number of our arts organizations to flourish and new ones to form. We have done such a great job that much of the attraction of this area is because of the arts and culture.

Beauty matters because people want to be involved in beautiful things.”

– Alexander W. Dreyfoos


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2018 Muse Awards - Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Celebrating 40 years of supporting arts and culture in Palm Beach County.

Thank you for joining us to honor outstanding cultural organizations and individuals at the 2018 Muse Awards on March 22.

Culture & Cocktails

Grab a drink, take your seat and enjoy five evenings of illuminating cultural conversation at The Colony Palm Beach. This year, we celebrated 40 years of culture with:

Alexander Dreyfoos and George Elmore • Jason Newsted • Edward Elson • Michael James • Daniel Biaggi and Beth Clark

Gallery Exhibitions

Explore the galleries of our headquarters at the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. building in Downtown Lake Worth Beach. This year’s exhibitions include:

  • RaWk, The Art of Jason Newsted
  • Art & Décor
  • Educators and Artists, in partnership with the faculty of Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts

Read the special 40th anniversary issue of the Council’s award-winning art&culture magazine.



The Cultural Council depends on your support to help artists, students and cultural organizations in Palm Beach County.

By making a 100% tax-deductible donation to our Annual Fund, you’re ensuring cultural growth in the community for another 40 years (or more!).

Become a Member

To enjoy all the benefits of our 40th anniversary season, become a member today! You’ll enjoy exhibition previews, a subscription to the award-winning art&culture magazine, discounted access to cultural organizations and more.

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