LAKE WORTH, Fla., Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Palm Beach County, known both for its beautiful beaches and as the "Cultural Capital of Florida," will offer a record number of arts and cultural experiences to travelers this winter. Tourists who visit the Palm Beaches will be treated to the U.S. premiere of a major photography exhibition, a playwright's directorial debut, and thousands of cultural experiences and exhibitions from the traditional to the edgy.
Rena Blades, president and CEO of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, said "Palm Beach County is an ideal destination for sophisticated tourists who seek a tropical paradise where they can satisfy their thirst for both beauty and culture. Cultural tourists in Palm Beach County will have an exceptionally large number of arts and cultural experiences to enjoy this year offered by more than 200 organizations."
Highlights of the 2015-2016 Palm Beach County season include the U.S. premiere of "This Place: Israel Through Photography's Lens" at the Norton Museum of Art before it heads to the Brooklyn Museum; "Satchmo at the Waldorf" at Palm Beach Dramaworks, directed for the first time by playwright and critic Terry Teachout; the Kravis Center's P.E.A.K. Series featuring MOMIX, RIOULT, Emeline Michel, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Blaze, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Cameron Carpenter; and the Palm Beach Symphony's "Homage to Pablo Casals" conducted by Ramón Tebar.
With more than 42,000 arts and culture offerings per year, Palm Beach County tourists look forward to many ongoing cultural traditions. These include Palm Beach Opera @ The Waterfront; the popular lecture series Culture & Cocktails at the historic Palm Beach Colony Hotel; the Palm Beach Film Festival; SunFest, Florida's largest waterfront music and art festival; and the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival, where 400 artists use the street as a canvas to transform the downtown into an outdoor museum of original art and masterpiece reproductions.
For a complete calendar and information on visiting Palm Beach County cultural venues please visit www.palmbeachculture.com.
About the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
The Cultural Council is the official support agency for arts and culture in Palm Beach County, serving non-profit organizations, artists and arts districts. The Council promotes the county's cultural experiences to visitors and residents through multi-platform marketing and public information programs. The agency 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 Cultural Council presents exhibitions featuring Palm Beach County artists and provides additional programming at its headquarters in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building 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. Connect with the Council at www.palmbeachculture.com or (561) 471-2901.
CONTACT: Judith Czelusniak
SOURCE The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County