LAKE WORTH, Fla., Sept. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time for travelers to welcome the Palm Beach County season of arts and culture, and New Yorkers got a glimpse of what's in store at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County's "Preview of Arts and Culture in The Palm Beaches" reception at The CORE Club this week.
During the event, which was attended by an invited group of 50 of the most influential New Yorkers, Cultural Council CEO Rena Blades said, "With more than 200 arts organizations, Palm Beach County is known as the Cultural Capital of Florida. It's going to be a record year for cultural tourism in The Palm Beaches."
The event heralded the beginning of the arts and culture season in The Palm Beaches, a favorite destination of sophisticated New Yorkers who prefer to vacation in a culture-rich environment. Surrounded by breathtaking beaches and natural beauty, they experience arts and culture in a relaxed and welcoming manner that is typically Palm Beach County.
Event attendees were treated to a special performance by Emmanuel Ceysson, solo harpist with the Metropolitan Opera, courtesy of the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, where he's a frequent guest artist. They learned about upcoming cultural activities in The Palm Beaches, from opera to street art.
Tourists who visit the Palm Beaches this season will be treated to special experiences including the Boca Raton Museum of Art's Hungarian Art exhibition featuring the collection of Nancy Brinker, and the museum's Glasstress exhibition of glass installations from contemporary artists throughout the world. CANVAS Outdoor Museum will transform downtown West Palm Beach into an interactive art experience, and Mar-a-Lago will echo with the beautiful sounds of the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach. Thousands more cultural delights await visitors to Palm Beach County.
Visitors to The Palm Beaches will also experience the area's traditions including Palm Beach Opera @ The Waterfront; the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show, the popular lecture series Culture & Cocktails at the historic Palm Beach Colony Hotel; SunFest, Florida's largest waterfront music and art festival; and the world famous Lake Worth Street Painting Festival.
Highlights of the 2016-2017 Palm Beach County season can be found at https://www.palmbeachculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016-17-Art-Culture-Season-Preview-for-The-Palm-Beaches.pdf. For a complete calendar and information on visiting Palm Beach County cultural venues please visit www.palmbeachculture.com.
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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 Cultural Council of Palm Beach County