Wanna Enjoy Arts and Culture-filled Vacay? Visit The Palm Beaches

Unique Cultural Events Highlight Summer

Wanna Enjoy Arts and Culture-filled Vacay? Visit The Palm Beaches
Visitors to The Palm Beaches, Florida can enjoy a wide variety of cultural offerings in the destination this summer. Photo courtesy of Rob Norris, Saturn Sound Studios

With snowbirds gone for the season, now is the ideal time for savvy travelers to head to The Palm Beaches for an arts and culture-filled vacation. Therefore, visitors to Florida’s Cultural Capital can expect a variety of arts offerings this season. 

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County has outlined various cultural events, exhibits and attractions this summer on their website. A sampling includes:

Cutting Corners: A Stickwork Exhibit

Mounts Botanical Garden – West Palm Beach
Designed by internationally acclaimed artist Patrick Dougherty, created from 30,000 pounds of willow. Visitors are invited to wander through, admire and experience. Additionally, tickets cost $10 for general admission; $5 for children ages 5-12 and are free for members. However, the exhibit is open daily from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Shakespeare by the Sea XXIX production of: Romeo & Juliet

Seabreeze Amphitheater at Carlin Park – Jupiter
You may know the story of Romeo & Juliet, but have you ever seen it by the sea? Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival invite visitors to bring a beach chair, blanket, food and enjoy the show. Performances take place Thursday-Sunday evening from 8 – 10 p.m. from July 11 – 21. However, admission is free of charge but a $5 donation per person is suggested.

Seven Solos

Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square – Delray Beach
This exhibition features seven, site-specific immersive experiences created by seven featured artists. However, it can only be seen at the Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square. Additionally, tickets cost $8 for general admission, $5 for seniors ages 65+ and students with valid ID. In addition, tickets are free for children under 12.

Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival

Various venues; visit website for details
This annual performance series is South Florida’s only summer chamber music festival. However, it is taking place at three unique venues in The Palm Beaches. Above all, this season includes four programs featuring vibrant compositions by Brahms, Chopin, Haydn, Beethoven, Arthur Foote, Ernest Bloch and others. Additionally, tickets are $30 or $100 for 4-concert subscription.

John Ransom Phillips: Love of Artists

Boca Raton Museum of Art – Boca Raton
Experience vividly colorful watercolors and oil paintings at John Ransom Phillips: Love of Artists. Above all, Ransom Phillips’ recent watercolors are psychological and symbolic representations of artists. Combining abstraction, figuration and his own poetic language written beneath each image. However, the exhibit runs through Sunday, August 11. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors. However, it is free of charge for members, children and students valid with ID.

Biennial 2019

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County – Lake Worth Beach
Every two years, professional Palm Beach County artists working in a wide variety of media showcase their work in the Cultural Council’s biennial summer exhibition. However, this year, the exhibition features 33 artists. Above all, prizes were awarded to three of those local artists for Best of Show. Therefore, patrons can vote for their favorite through July 27 for the People’s Choice award. However, the exhibit runs through Saturday, August 10 Tuesdays-Saturdays. Admission is free of charge.

However, for more information on these and other outstanding cultural events in The Palm Beaches, visit www.palmbeachculture.com for a complete calendar of cultural experiences.

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