The Cultural Concierge: A Local Art Insider For Meeting Planners

Let an experienced arts insider help you enhance meetings and Between-The-Sessions experiences by infusing local arts & culture elements from The Palm Beaches!

A service of the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, the Cultural Concierge Program helps meeting planners tap into The Palm Beaches’ unique cultural offerings to create meaningful meetings and incentives. This complimentary program helps create authentic, local, and memorable experiences that inspire creativity and delight attendees. Planning has never been easier: just tell the Cultural Concierge what kind of talent you are looking for and she’ll identify the best available resources for your meetings and Between-The-Sessions activities. The Cultural Concierge knows the local cultural sector — and is ready to provide planners with personalized recommendations for unique performances, arts experiences and enhanced access to the community, including unique tours, talented entertainers, customized workshops, and more! 


Meet The Concierge

Bama Lutes Deal, PhD, a musicologist, former performing artist, and experienced arts administrator, has managed the unique Cultural Concierge program of the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County since 2015. As an arts & culture “matchmaker” for The Palm Beaches’ Destination Services team, she assists planners in finding the right local talent, venues, and cultural options for exceptional events. Deal routinely suggests performers, artists, venues, events, and cultural programming of interest to specific conveners. She can even recommend concepts for innovative arts experiences that leverage her access to the best available local talent. This arts & culture point person also helps planners achieve great results by making sure that all parties are made aware of scheduling, logistics, invoicing, and insurance requirements ahead of time so those experiences are delivered safely, on time, as planned, and within budget! 

Bama Lutes Deal, PhD


Elevate Events With Arts & Culture

The Cultural Concierge program helps planners find memorable venues, book the right entertainers, and gain access to local resources, bringing added value to meetings and Between-The-Sessions activities. Here’s how it works:


1. Customized cultural guidance 

Recognized as Florida’s Cultural Capital®, many established and emerging arts and culture non-profit organizations have call The Palm Beaches home. These organizations celebrate and support some pretty sunning area landmarks, including beautiful Japanese gardens, unique street art districts, popular venues for live musicGilded Age architecture, historic resorts, and more. Finding the right experience for guests can be daunting at first, but with assistance from the Cultural Concierge planners can more easily find the best fit for their clients, attendees, and family members.



2. Access to local venues and artists 

Take events to the next level by booking them at some of the exceptional local venues found only in The Palm Beaches. Find the perfect site for an exotic outdoor garden reception, or hold an executive retreat in an historic waterfront mansion. Send your group to explore secluded sculpture garden or a private behind-the-scenes museum experience. The Palm Beaches offers exceptional options, many of which are easily accessible and located only near renown restaurants & bars, world-class shopping, and beautiful beaches! Planning a reception, banquet, meeting, retreat, or event with support from the Cultural Concierge gives planners exclusive access to local cultural experiences. Dream a little—the possibilities are endless. Create a customized arts marketplace that feature hand-made gifts by local artists, for example; book a talented musician to entertain guests; program a lively dance or theatrical performance to wake up the crowd; or book a hands-on creative workshop Between the Sessions. It’s all possible in The Palm Beaches!

Kravis center


3. Curated cultural experiences to match your vision, audience, and budget

The Cultural Concierge helps planners find authentic local experiences and realize visions. With more than 200 cultural organizations in the vicinity, the program offers insider access to a vibrant network of museums, gardens, performing arts companies, theatres, science centers, and art galleries. This support makes it easier to book meaningful cultural experiences for guests of all ages, interests, and budgets, while also connecting with and giving back to the local community.  The Palm Beaches Group Sales and Destination Services Team, in partnership with the Cultural Concierge program, helps planners elevate meeting experiences in The Palm Beaches! 

Flagler museum
Courtesy od the Henry M. Flagler Museum


Cultural Venues

Here are some recommended cultural venues in The Palm Beaches:

Morikami museum
Courtesy of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens