Arts & Culture
Northern Palm Beach County is beloved by artists and art lovers alike, all of whom flock to the area to experience its numerous cultural venues and organizations.
From the stately Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre to the Armory Art Center, there is something for every history, theatre and art buff. The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts hosts numerous local and international performing artists as well as national touring shows at its world-class facilities.
Those interested in taking a class of their own can visit ArtStage in Jupiter, which specializes in professional training of the performing arts for students of all ages, or visit Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Tequesta to learn some new moves.
No matter what your artistic and cultural aspirations, there is something to be seen and experienced throughout the Northern Palm Beaches.
|Palm Beach County Cultural Council
|Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Borland Center for the Performing Arts is a multipurpose performing arts center located in Midtown in Palm Beach Gardens with a 500 seat black-box type theatre that plays host to original productions, concerts and more. The Center has over 10,000 square feet of flexible space available for rent for weddings, galas, corporate meetings, concerts and more. For more information, call (561) 904-3100 or visit www.theborlandcenter.org.
Eissey Campus Theatre is Northern Palm Beach County's center for education and the arts. Located on Palm Beach Community College's Palm Beach Gardens campus, the theatre is a showplace for the performing arts. This 750-seat professional facility presents a season of international artists in its Arts in the Gardens series and regular performances by local companies. For more information, call (561) 207-5900.
Florida Atlantic University Auditorium has dramatic and other performances, concerts, films and ballet. Located in Boca Raton, call (561) 297-2977 or visit www.fauevents.com for more information.
Florida Classical Ballet Theatre is a not-for-profit dance company committed to preserving the art of classical ballet, enriching the community through the beauty of ballet, and impacting young lives through the discipline of dance. Florida Classical Ballet Theatre performs main stage productions at the Eissey Campus Theatre as well as outreach performances throughout Palm Beach County. For more information about Florida Classical Ballet Theatre visit our Web site at www.fcbt.org or call us at 561.630.8235.
Maltz Jupiter Theatre, located at 1001 E. Indiantown Road in Jupiter, is a professional, non-profit regional theatre dedicated to the performing arts whose mission is to entertain, educate and inspire our community. The theatre offers a five-show series, limited and special engagements, family programming and the new Conservatory of Performing Arts. For more information, call (561) 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.
Palm Beach Community College's Duncan Theatre, the No. 1 dance venue in the state of Florida, presents professional chamber music, dance, theatre, jazz, folk, popular music and children's performances. The 720-seat hall, located in Lake Worth, also showcases PBCC music and theatre students' productions. For more information, call (561) 868-3309.
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is a multipurpose performing arts center with a 2,200-seat concert hall, a 300-seat "black box" theater and an outdoor amphitheater. The center's Cohen Pavilion houses the Weiner Banquet Center for special events, as well as The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center with a rehearsal hall and much more. For more information, call (561) 832-7469.
Music & Dance
Bob Lappin & The Palm Beach Pops, Florida's premiere pops orchestra, perform at the Kravis Center, West Palm Beach; Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium at FAU, Boca Raton; and Eissey Campus Theatre at PBCC, Palm Beach Gardens from November through April. Concerts feature music from Broadway, Gershwin, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and others. Group discounts. For more information, call (561) 832-7677 or visit www.palmbeachpops.org.
Cruzan Amphitheatre is a state-of-the-art, outdoor concert facility with a capacity of nearly 19,000. The Cruzan Amphitheatre delivers the biggest names in superstar entertainment. Located in West Palm Beach on the South Florida Fairgrounds, the amphitheatre features reserved and lawn seating. For more information, call (561) 795-8883 or visit www.livenation.com. The amphitheatre is a Live Nation venue.
Palm Beach Opera's 2008/2009 season of passion, betrayal and atonement features internationally renowned singers and directors with the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra. All operas are performed in Italian with English translations projected above the stage. Mainstage performances take place at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. For ticket information, call (561) 833-7888, or visit www.pbopera.org.
Museums & More
The Armory Art Center is the Palm Beaches' leading visual arts education and exhibition center offering year-round art classes for adults and youth, art workshops, lecture series, special events and rotating gallery exhibitions. Exhibitions feature internationally recognized talents, accomplished local professional artists and Armory faculty and students. For more information, please call (561) 832-1776 or visit www.armoryart.org.
The Hibel Museum of Art, located at 5353 Parkside Drive in Jupiter, is a non-profit museum, dedicated to preserving and protecting the art of Edna Hibel. Established in Palm Beach in 1977, it relocated to Jupiter in 2002 and serves as a key cultural institution. For information on exhibits, concerts, lectures, art classes and teas, call (561) 622-5560 or visit www.hibelmuseum.org.
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum offers climbing tours of the landmark 1860 lighthouse. The waterfront Museum in the restored WWII building exhibits Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee and outdoor exhibits include the Oil House, Tindall Pioneer Homestead, Pennock Plantation Bell, Seminole Chickee and Early Native American kiosks. Also available are the museum gift shop, snack shop, educational programs, sunset tours, weddings, special events & hiking trail to nature observation deck. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is part of the 126 acre federally designated, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area. Check for hours and programs at www.jupiterlighthouse.org. Operated by the Loxahatchee River Historical Society a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Lighthouse Center for the Arts is the oldest and largest visual arts museum serving northern Palm Beach and southern Martin counties. The center offers high-quality art exhibitions, a school of art, a gift and art supply store, jazz and lecture series and facility rental. For more information, call (561) 746-3101 or visit www.lighthousearts.org.
The Norton Museum of Art is one of the Southeast's premier art museums known for the quality of its extensive collections, traveling special exhibitions and innovative educational programming. Annually, the Norton Museum presents exhibition-related lectures, concerts and programs for children and adults. Shop in the museum store and enjoy lunch in Cafe 1451 at the Norton. For more information, call (561) 832-5196 or visit www.norton.org.
Society of the Four Arts, an architectural landmark and cultural center with a museum and auditorium for concerts, films and speaker programs, offered from November to mid-April. The library and children's library are open to the public throughout the year. Stunning sculpture and botanical gardens are open year-round. For more information, call (561) 655-7226 or visit www.fourarts.org.
South Florida Science Museum, located in West Palm Beach, features interactive scientific exhibits, Egypt Gallery, laser light shows, planetarium, outdoor science trail, observatory, aquarium and the state's only science-themed mini-golf. It has rotating exhibits and special events throughout the year. For more information, call (561) 832-1988 or visit www.sfsm.org.
RosettaStone Fine Art Gallery, located at 5080 PGA Blvd., Suite 101 in Palm Beach Gardens, showcases art of all genres, from classical realism to non-objective works. Owner and internationally known artist JoAnne Berkow states, "we specialize in artists at the beginning of their greatness." The full-service gallery provides consulting services as well. For more information, call (561) 691-9594 or visit www.rosettastonefineart.com.