With a wind chill of 10 degrees and a Nor’easter looming, it’s an ideal time for fans of culture to visit The Palm Beaches to savor the arts in Florida’s Cultural Capital®.

Home to more than 200 cultural organizations, Palm Beach County has an average January temperature of up to 75 degrees, making it an ideal getaway for lovers of the arts. From bohemian street art to exhibitions and orchestra performances, here are 10 excellent cultural excuses to escape to The Palm Beaches this winter:

  1. January 23-March 6 and March 19 -April 17, guests can experience the breathtaking exhibition, “Invitation to the Ball: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Fancy Dress Costumes,” at The Society of the Four Arts.
  2. On January 26, the Cleveland Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Ravel at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
  3. Through February 14, “Nature Connects” features a large-scale outdoor sculptural art exhibition of plant life built with 500,000 LEGO® bricks at Mounts Botanical Garden.
  4. Art Palm Beach is happening now through January 24 with exhibits from more than 85 international galleries featuring masterworks from the 20th and 21st centuries at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, with additional events and satellite exhibitions around Palm Beach County.
  5. On January 23 and 24, enjoy the 27th Annual Delray Beach Festival of the Arts, where artsy Downtown Delray Beach hosts hundreds of artists in an outdoor gallery that spans one mile of Atlantic Avenue.
  6. On February 2, actor and comedian William Shatner will perform at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
  7. Considered the biggest in the U.S. and among the top five in the world, the Annual Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show takes place February 11-15, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
  8. February 19 -21, Palm Beach Opera presents “Don Pasquale” at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
  9. The streets come alive at the Annual Street Painting Festival February 20 -21 in Downtown Lake Worth, as more than 400 artists use the pavement as canvas to transform this bohemian district into an outdoor museum of original art and masterpiece reproductions.
  10. On February 23, the Philadelphia Orchestra performs Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet: Montagues and Capulets”, Sibelius’ “Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47” and Dvorák’s “Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88” at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

Photos are available at tinyurl.com/WinterCultureInPalmBeachCounty. Details and a complete calendar of upcoming events can be found at palmbeachculture.com/events.


Judith Czelusniak
(561) 471-1602