Eclectic and Multi-Cultural

Cultural Council BuildingAs the home of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, it’s only natural that Lake Worth is regarded as a focal point of the county’s arts scene. Rich with history and flowing with creativity, the city has much to offer, any given day of the year.

Start with the Cultural Council itself, located in Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. building – originally the 1940s-era Lake Theater. The Council presents changing exhibitions and offers a Cultural Information Center that will help you set the stage for your cultural explorations not just of Lake Worth, but all of Palm Beach County. Opportunities for entertainment and enlightenment abound in the venerable Lake Worth Playhouse and the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus of Palm Beach State College.

Festivals are a key component of the city’s thriving cultural scene. The remarkable Lake Worth Street Painting Festival in February transforms asphalt into art, while the annual Reggae Fest in April highlights the music and culture of the islands.

Always fun, funky and festive, Lake Worth is a multi-cultural destination you’ll want to visit again and again.

An artsy neighborhood – the perfect backdrop for the County’s official arts agency, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Downtown Lake Worth, located in the central part of Palm Beach County, captivates visitors with its neighborhood feel and sense of diversity. The city’s boutiques, galleries, restaurants and famous old theater, the Lake Worth Playhouse, make for a unique South Florida experience. It’s also the location of The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the County’s umbrella arts agency headquartered in the iconic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. building at 601 Lake Avenue in the heart of downtown. Click here for more information on visiting the Cultural Council to pick up information on cultural events throughout the county, browse local artist creations in the gift store or enjoy the Council’s current exhibition, highlighting Palm Beach artists.

Lots of festivals

That community feeling is supported and encouraged by the City of Lake Worth, which produces “Evening on the Avenues” on the first and third Thursdays of each month, and co-sponsors the world-famous Street Painting Festival each February, when the streets of Lake and Lucerne Avenues are transformed into colorful masterpieces. Lake Worth also plays host to Bonfires on the Beach, Reggae Fest, outdoor jazz concerts and art walks.

Video courtesy of the Lake Worth CRA and LULA Lake Worth Arts

Upcoming Events in Lake Worth

Irrera Brothers

Irrera Brothers

Wednesday, March 21

Duncan Theatre

Cited by the New York Concert Review as providing a “riveting and dynamic performance” at their 2013 concert in Carnegie Hall, the critically acclaimed ... More details »
An Evening of Magic and Dance

An Evening of Magic and Dance

Friday, April 6

Arts Dance Generation
at Duncan Theatre

Arts Dance Generation Dance Company, in conjunction with Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, is joined by the Amazing Mr. A for an evening of terrific stage ... More details »
Family Saturdays: Wild Wonders

Family Saturdays: Wild Wonders

Saturday, April 7

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Do you want to have a WILD time? Come out and meet live animal ambassadors from the Palm Beach Zoo as we explore what makes these animals so special and ways ... More details »