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The Palm Beaches: A Cultural Haven Connecting to Art Basel Miami Beach

As the worldwide famous Art Basel Miami Beach 2023 prepares to open its doors to art enthusiasts, the neighboring Palm Beach County stands ready to captivate visitors with its own artistic flair. Here is all you can do during this special art week to connect with The Palm Beaches’ art and culture.

Find Palm Beach County Artists at the Exhibit “NMSAF Goes to South Beach”

Palm Beach County artists are going to South Beach!

From November 30th to December 10th, a select group of talented artists from Palm Beach County will showcase their creations at the Kimpton Angler’s Hotel’s retail space in Miami Beach—an invitation for Art Basel attendees to explore the rich cultural tapestry of The Palm Beaches.

Among the artists representing Palm Beach County at the Miami Art Week exhibition are: Ann Friedlander, Anthony Burks Sr., Arielle Yebba, Barry Seidman, Batia Lowenberg, Camilla Webster, Clifton Webb, David German, Jahnoi Smith, Kyle Lucks, Linnea Botanicals, Lupe Lawrence, Matthew Yeandle, Pia Dugger, Scott Jeffries, Stacey Mandell, Tracy Guiteau, Victor DiPilato, and Zbigniew Kijak.

Visitors to the exhibition can witness live art competitions, engage in artist talks, and partake in the excitement of an award ceremony. Click here for more information on the exhibit.

NMSAF Goes to South Beach

Take the Brightline to Boca Raton or West Palm Beach

For those attending Art Basel, The Palm Beaches lie just a short distance away, easily accessible via Brightline’s passenger service. With the convenience of a 50-minute train ride from Miami to Boca Raton and West Palm Beach, visitors can embark on a journey to explore the plethora of cultural and artistic offerings nestled within these vibrant cities.

Boca Raton and West Palm Beach offer an array of galleries, museums, walkable areas, and cultural landmarks waiting to be discovered. From the Boca Raton Museum of Art to the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, art enthusiasts will find plenty to do!

Here is more to discover:

Discover the Cultural Offerings of The Palm Beaches

Beyond West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Palm Beach County encompasses numerous other cities and towns, each boasting cultural attractions, world-class museums, art galleries, and theatres.

The natural beauty of The Palm Beaches has inspired artists and art enthusiasts across generations. Delray Beach stands out as an artistic hub, with vibrant areas like Pineapple Grove and Old School Square bustling with galleries and artist studios. For a glimpse into the past, the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach invites guests to explore the lavish Palm Beach mansion of Henry Flagler, showcasing historical exhibits alongside period-specific artwork and furnishings.

And kid-friendly educational experiences also abound. From exploring sea turtles at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center to admiring a full-dome digital planetarium at the Cox Science Center, there’s something for everyone!

Be inspired in Florida’s Cultural Capital®!

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Become an Artist in The Palm Beaches

Paint a spectacular portrait. Build an intricate sculpture from clay or even glass. Make new friends with like-minded artisans. With classes for every age and skill level, The Palm Beaches are home to exceptional artist havens who deserve a visit from anyone curious about creating art and finding community.

Here are four of the region’s top art destinations where aspiring artists can unleash their creativity:

Read More about Artists Havens in The Palm Beaches

Ceramic class at the Lighthouse Art center
Courtesy of the Lighthouse Art Center

Visit the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach

The Town of Palm Beach is an extraordinary destination that attracted some of America’s most influential families over a century ago. This exclusive town boasts a rich history marked by beautiful homes, with the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum taking center stage. Known as “Whitehall,” this landmark served as the winter escape for Henry Flagler and his third wife, Mary Lily Kenan Flagler, from 1902 until Flagler’s passing in 1913.

Described by the press as surpassing the grandeur of European palaces, Whitehall boasted an astounding 75 rooms and spanned 100,000 square feet. The monumental structure holds numerous intriguing secrets and lesser-known stories.

Read 5 Must-Know Secrets About the Flagler Museum

Whitehall front
Courtesy of the Flagler Museum

Explore The Palm Beaches’ Theatre Scene

From Broadway shows at the Kravis Center to drama productions and musicals, The Palm Beaches’ theatrical performances never fail to be breathtaking.

The electrifying atmosphere before the curtains rise, the orchestra’s initial chords, and the actors’ first words – it’s the essence of an unparalleled storytelling journey. Witness the extraordinary art on stage at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Palm Beach Dramaworks, the Lake Worth Playhouse and many more.

Check out the 2023/24 Theatre Season for The Palm Beaches!

six performers at the Wick theatre
I Love A Piano at The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum; photo by Amy Pasquantonio

Holiday Happenings in The Palm Beaches

Make your visit to The Palm Beaches even more magical with our festivities and special events this holiday season. From snowfall shows to unique Christmas décor, Santa meet-and-greet, and holiday festivals, the entire area will be merry and bright in proper Palm Beach style.

Learn more about Holiday Happenings

Sandi Land tree lighting
Photo courtesy of City of West Palm Beach​​

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