"I am extremely proud of the Cultural Council marketing team for achieving success in promoting art and culture in The Palm Beaches, and grateful to the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council for its vision in supporting cultural tourism and recognizing the critical role that the cultural sector plays in the economy," said Rena Blades, CEO of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
"These Flagler Awards demonstrate that tourism marketing has evolved to meet the changing values of today's traveler," said Marilyn Bauer, director of marketing and government relations at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. "Tourists are seeking to collect experiences and enrichment, and The Palm Beaches is a destination with a wealth of art and culture unmatched by most U.S. luxury destinations."
The Flagler Awards is an annual statewide competition created by VISIT FLORIDA to recognize outstanding Florida tourism marketing.
About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is the official support agency for arts and culture in The Palm Beaches, serving non-profit organizations, artists and arts districts. The Cultural Council administers $4.5 million in grants annually, supports arts and cultural education, provides capacity-building training, and advocates for arts funding and arts-friendly policies. The Council promotes Palm Beach County's cultural experiences to visitors and residents through multi-platform marketing and public information programs, including its one-of-a-kind Cultural Concierge service.
The Cultural Council presents exhibitions featuring Palm Beach County artists and provides additional programming at its headquarters in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building, an iconic Streamline Moderne former movie theater in Downtown Lake Worth. Also at the Cultural Council headquarters are the Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store featuring products by Palm Beach County artists and the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Information Center, a VISIT FLORIDA designated Florida Certified Tourism Information Center.
The Cultural Council galleries, visitor information center and store are open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For a complete calendar of cultural activities in The Palm Beaches, connect with the Council at palmbeachculture.com or (561) 471-2901. To plan a personalized cultural itinerary, connect with the Cultural Concierge at palmbeachculture.com/concierge.
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SOURCE The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County