Travelers who visit Palm Beach County, Florida enjoy miles of coastline, ocean breezes, palm trees, and something unexpected — walkable arts districts that beckon with outdoor murals, interactive sculpture, antique shops, galleries, museums and performing arts venues ripe for exploration.
“What sets Palm Beach County apart from other warm-weather destinations is our vibrant, diverse arts scene. We have nine distinct arts districts bursting with sculpture, murals, music, museums, theatre and more, which have won Palm Beach County the title of Florida’s Cultural Capital®,” said Bama Lutes Deal, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Cultural Concierge who helps visitors curate their art and culture experiences. “Cultural tourists return time and again to experience the matchless combination of natural beauty, luxury, and the arts found in The Palm Beaches.”
Arts Districts in Palm Beach County include:
- Antique Row Arts District in West Palm Beach
- Artists Alley Arts District in Delray Beach
- Boynton Beach Arts District
- Lake Park Arts District
- Lake Worth Arts District
- West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District
- North County Arts District – Tequesta, Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens
- Northwood Arts District in West Palm Beach
- Worth Avenue Arts District in Palm Beach
West Palm Beach is a waterfront cultural haven whose stages, museums and galleries, gardens and historic buildings offer a feast of art and culture. Downtown West Palm Beach is a walker’s treasure trove of street art and large-scale murals by artists from across the globe. And if you’re tired, there’s a free trolley service that will take you around downtown.
Cultural venues in or near West Palm Beach include Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Armory Art Center, CANVAS outdoor murals throughout downtown, Kravis Center, Meyer Amphitheater, Mounts Botanical Garden, Norton Museum of Art, the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Palm Beach Opera, Palm Beach Photographic Centre and so much more.
In downtown Delray Beach, cultural treasures are enjoyed against a backdrop of two miles of gorgeous beachfront. Old School Square preserves the city’s heritage in three historic school buildings that house a rich variety of concerts, exhibitions and plays. The cultural scene bustles in the Pineapple Grove Arts District, while the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum tells the story of this community’s rich and diverse history. Hop on the free Downtowner transportation service for a tour of Artists Alley, where artists’ studios are interspersed with outdoor art.
Cultural venues in Delray Beach include Art House of Delray, Arts Garage, Delray Beach Historical Society, Delray Beach Playhouse, Milagro Center, and Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, Old School Square, Spady Cultural Heritage Museum and more.
Downtown Lake Worth is the eclectic and multicultural home of galleries, working artists, performance spaces, and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County galleries located in a renovated Streamline Moderne former movie theater. The Council presents changing exhibitions and is the home of the Cultural Concierge, who will help you plan cultural explorations in all of Palm Beach County. The historic Lake Worth Playhouse, the Duncan Theatre, galleries and artisan shops line the main street, Lake Avenue.
Cultural venues in Lake Worth include the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts, Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Duncan Theatre and Stage West at Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth Art League & Gallery, Lake Worth Playhouse and more.
Downtown Boynton Beach is dotted with historic buildings including the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center, where children and families can spend time together in hands-on, interactive learning activities. Boynton’s Heritage Trails enlighten visitors about the growth and development of this “Old Florida” city that is today gaining a stellar reputation for celebrating art in public places with its Avenue of the Arts and International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium. Take a stroll through downtown and discover its kinetic sculptures, as well as rows of colorfully-painted artist studios in renovated storage garages.
Cultural venues and organizations in or near Boynton Beach include Friends of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, and Schoolhouse Children’s Museum.