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.
- Current and Upcoming Exhibitions
- Past Exhibitions
February 3 through March 18
Opening Member Preview: Thursday, February 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m. | View Photos from the Preview »
Taking a simple 10 inch by 10 inch surface, artists were asked to create work in any medium, on any subject, and bound only to the limitations of size. This open call to all residents of Palm Beach County included grade-school students, senior citizens and professional artists. Judging was based on overall quality of the work with six cash prizes given to winners. Our special guest juror was Bruce Helander, a full time artist and critic in Palm Beach County.
Palm Beach County schools represented in the exhibition include: Wynnebrook Elementary School, Bak Middle School of the Arts and Dreyfoos School for the Arts.
Generously sponsored by:
Diva‑Licious Cake House • Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Prize money generously donated by:
Anonymous • Michael and Annie Falk Foundation
Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center
Solo exhibitions generously funded by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation
February 25 through March 25
From realism to surrealism, Pat Levey has demonstrated her ability to transform a canvas into something unique. Beginning her career as a New York City art teacher, her lifelong passion to create is boundless. Levey is inspired by the sea and animals in her paintings, print making, murals and jewelry. Working in Palm Beach, Levey has won multiple prestigious awards and has exhibited nationally. Her artwork is housed in multiple collections.
Image: Algerian Doll, 2012, oil on canvas with gold leaf, 20 x 16 inches, $500
February 25 through March 25
Residing in Jupiter, Kris Davis is an award-winning artist who specializes in painting water. Davis graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, later moving to Florida and gaining an appreciation for nature, especially water. Her technique and style of painting is what makes her work unique. Davis finds the play between the abstract shapes of water and the realism of the figure intriguing while also challenged by the distortions in the water. krisdavis.fineartstudioonline.com
Image: Floating, 2016, oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches, $2,600
Photographs from the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival
February 4 through March 4
Since its creation in 1995 by a small group of Lake Worth residents in an ambitious effort to revitalize their city, the Street Painting Festival has grown into the most highly anticipated free cultural event in South Florida, and now, in its third decade attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year.
The art of street painting has attracted onlookers since the 16th century, when crowds would gather to watch as itinerant artists created masterworks on the cobblestones.
Presented each February with the support of the City of Lake Worth, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, corporate sponsors, small businesses, artists and volunteers, the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival claims bragging rights as the largest free festival of its kind in the world. Hundreds of artists converge, using chalk as their brush and the pavement as canvas, to turn the downtown streets of Lake Worth into a temporary gallery of art, creating a diverse outdoor exhibition of large scale traditional, contemporary and 3D illusionist paintings directly on the asphalt.
The Street Painting Festival committee works in partnership with the City of Lake Worth, the Community Redevelopment Agency and the LULA Arts District, creating an event that today serves as an inspiration and model for similar events throughout the United States and abroad. streetpaintingfestivalinc.org
Mark My Words
March 31 through May 27
Cultural Council Biennial
June 9 through August 5
Dorene Ginzler / Art Siegel
April 1 through April 29
Dina Baker Fund Grantee (TBD)
May 6 through June 3
March 11 through April 15