LAKE WORTH, Fla., July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County offers Northeast residents the perfect chance to plan a quick escape from the stifling Heat Dome -- an upcoming week and weekend filled with arts and culture, 45 miles of Atlantic shoreline, and temperatures lower than in the Northeast.
With more nonstop flights available from East Coast gateway cities than ever, getting to The Palm Beaches is easier than getting to most shore destinations --including the Hamptons. Cool ocean breezes and more cultural venues per capita than anywhere south of Atlanta make The Palm Beaches an ideal getaway now.
Best of all, guests who want to take advantage of rich arts and cultural experiences have at their disposal Palm Beach County's very own cultural concierge, who will curate your cultural itinerary in The Palm Beaches.
The cultural concierge suggests seven cultural reasons to visit to The Palm Beaches this week:
Mark Fox's "Giverny: Journal of an Unseen Garden" at Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach
Through October 30
Mark Fox, former artist-in-residence at the Monet Foundation at Giverny, presents a five-channel, high-definition underwater video that pays homage to Monet's practice of studying the effects of shifting light on a single subject and captures the hourly and seasonal changes in different locations of the waterscape. (Bonus: The Norton Museum is offering free admission until the end of 2018.)
"Those Were the Days: Boca Raton in the 1960s" at Boca Raton Historical Society, Boca Raton
Through December 22
This retro exhibition chronicles Boca Raton's growth from farm town to university town and cultural center. Coolest of all: Find out about the era when air conditioning became a common feature in South Florida homes.
Khris Royal & Dark Matter at Arts Garage, Delray Beach
Friday, July 29
Bring your own food and drinks to this funky Delray Beach venue for an evening filled with soothing jazz sounds from New Orleans' Khris Royal.
Dave Matthews Band at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach
Friday, July 29 & Saturday, July 30
This amazing group has been lighting up stages around the world for 25 years. Come early and catch Gwen Stefani and Eve on July 27.
The All Florida Invitational Exhibition at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton
Friday, July 29 – Sunday, July 31
Presented at the Museum since 1951, this exhibition has long been a hallmark for artists in the Sunshine State. Participants were selected by a panel of five internationally-recognized, Florida-based artists.
Giselle at Boca Ballet Theatre, Boca Raton
Friday, July 29 – Sunday, July 31
This local performance is an opportunity for dance aficionados to catch rising stars Bridgette Zehr, principal with the English National Ballet and Florida native, and Grayson Davis of American Ballet Theatre.
Shadows of the Floating World: Papercuts by Hiromi Moneyhun at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach
Saturday, July 30 & Sunday, July 31
Kyoto-born artist Hiromi Mizugai Moneyhun combines traditional Japanese art forms with the bold intensity of contemporary graphic illustrations in three-dimensional cut paper pieces. This exhibit explores works from the artist's Ukiyo-e (Pictures of the Floating World) series, which celebrates the high-fashion courtesans of Japan's 18th and 19th century pleasure quarters.
For more information on these and additional cultural happenings in The Palm Beaches, visit events.palmbeachculture.com. To plan a personalized cultural itinerary, connect with the Cultural Concierge at palmbeachculture.com/Concierge, contact the concierge via email at [email protected] or call (561) 214-8082.
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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. Visit palmbeachculture.com or (561) 471-2901.
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