2,500 square feet of flexible gallery space showcases ongoing temporary exhibitions focused on art made in or unique to Palm Beach County. The exhibitions educate the public about art and artists, and provide exposure to artists in Palm Beach County so they can be more successful.
Further, with the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center and Sallie and Berton E. Korman Education and Training Center, the Council focuses on the creation of art – How does the artist create? What process does he/she use? What does it take to make art? This carries through to all media of art: visual, music, dance, theatre, etc.
Our galleries, located in the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building at 601 Lake Avenue in downtown Lake Worth, are free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Call to Install
June 3 through July 30
Member’s Preview: Thursday, June 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m. | View Event Photos
Visual artists in The Palm Beaches are not limited to just creating art that hangs on the wall. They also think outside the frame to create site-specific artwork & work that is designed for a specific space. This art making process has been prevalent in the art world since the mid-1970s. Proposals for site-specific installations have been received from professional artists in the area and vetted for the Council’s main gallery space. Artists on display: Birds are Nice, Katelyn Spinelli, Nicole Galluccio and the Viridis Collective. Themes touched on are environmental, nostalgic and conceptual.
Selections From the Armory Art Center
August 26 through October 29
Member’s Preview and Annual Meeting: Thursday, August 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. | RSVP Online
This exhibition features new or unseen work by 41 talented artists that are current faculty at the Armory Art Center.
After a group of inspired citizens saved the historic, art deco Armory building in West Palm Beach’s Flamingo Park neighborhood, the Cultural Council assisted in the founding of the Armory Art Center, which opened to the public in 1986. The Armory Art Center’s mission is to inspire the creation and experience of art.
The Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, youth art camps, outreach and special events. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered each year including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture. In addition, several exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries. armoryart.org
Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center
Solo exhibitions generously funded by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation
Pupils, Poetry and Pictures: A Robert Forbes Mentorship at CCE
June 11 through August 6
In collaboration with the Center for Creative Education (CCE), this exhibition features middle school student art created under the mentorship of renowned children’s book author Robert Forbes and CCE teaching artist Craig McInnis. In this ten week after-school course, students from Rosarian Academy, BAK Middle School of the Arts and Crestwood Middle School created original poetry and illustrations. An anthology of their poetry and illustrations will be for sale at the exhibition.
Jeff Whyman: Resurrection of Innocence
through July 2016
Visitors to downtown Lake Worth can view Jeff Whyman’s installation of “Resurrection of Innocence” in the Cultural Council’s new Project Space adjacent to the Council’s headquarters.
A free reception and talk with the artist will be held on Wednesday, February 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.
RSVP: (561) 472-3336
This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida.