“You can’t take it with you” means so much more when it comes to travel: why spend another dime on decoration when you could be spending time on experiences with family and friends, or on your own?
When it comes to the arts and cultural adventures that await visitors to The Palm Beaches, consider our Cultural Concierge as your tour guide. The program can help you plan your trip and punctuate your itinerary with immersive, experiential activities that require participation.
These are just a few examples—but there’s always more to explore! Contact our Cultural Concierge today to get a head start on your trip to The Palm Beaches.
Perfect your photography skills at Palm Beach Photographic Centre.
Want to brush up Adobe Photoshop skills, learn new ways to use your point-and-shoot or SLR digital camera, or experience professional instruction on the basics of photography? Classes and field trips at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre in West Palm Beach range from Photography 101 to a five-day masterclass in digital printing Vincent Versace, a pioneer in the art and science of digital photography.
Learn glasswork and jewelry-making at Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts and Armory Arts Center.
Learn the arts of glass blowing, glass fusing and jewelry-making, and create a souvenir like no other, with private lessons from a master glass artist at Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts in Lake Worth. You’ll engage in the magic of working with glass in a true, open-air glass blowing foundry in a spectacular setting. The Center is in South Florida’s only surviving historic Florida East Coast Railway depot, now converted into creative spaces and a beautiful gallery.
At Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, a historic armory converted into an arts space, you can fuse your own likeness into a Picasso-inspired work by designing a pattern, cutting and layering brilliant colors of glass, and firing your construction in a kiln. As the molten soft glass fuses in the kiln, you have created a one-of-a-kind artwork. Armory Art Center also offers workshops where you will create your own work and photo image transfer onto glass, jewelry forging and pottery.
Explore near-shore reefs, learn to kayak, and experience nature photography at MacArthur Beach State Park on Singer Island.
Learn about the fish and other inhabitants of Palm Beach County’s near-shore reef and then snorkel in this spectacular setting. Kayaking lessons, birdwatching and nature photography are also at your disposal in this water paradise.
Hone your language skills at the Multilingual Language & Cultural Society.
For novices or experts, visitors who love languages can take home a priceless souvenir—French or Spanish language skills, plus meeting like-minded individuals, with “drop in” classes, series and private lessons at the Multilingual Language & Cultural Society in West Palm Beach.
Learn how to be a published author at the Writers’ Colony at Old School Square.
The Writers’ Colony at this historic schoolhouse—transformed into a multimedia arts space—in the center of downtown Delray Beach will prepare you to complete writing projects with the primary objective of getting published or self-publishing. Fiction writing classes, critique groups, workshops and publishing seminars offer great opportunities for those interested in creative or memoir writing. Also at Old School Square, the Creative Arts School offers 6-to-8-week classes in art, photography and digital imaging for all skill levels, from beginners to masters, along with studio time and live model sessions. Its popular Canvas & Cocktails series lets you create an art piece in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying a nice glass of wine, a craft beer or a signature cocktail.