The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is proud to announce its 2018-19 Season Preview of events, including unique exhibitions and performances featuring Palm Beach County artists, lectures with nationally-renowned speakers, special events and more.
The Council’s three galleries, store and visitor’s center is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its historic headquarters in downtown Lake Worth. Admission is free, unless there is a special event. Proceeds from artwork sales directly benefit local artists and support the Council’s mission to grow arts and culture in Palm Beach County.
Highlights of the Council’s 2018-19 Season Preview include the following:
Play With Your Food!
Through Nov. 3
The delights of the culinary world often lead to once-in-a-lifetime experiences that evoke comfort, tradition and culture. Food is also one of the ties that bind and bring friends and families together. Since people tend to eat with their eyes first, in this exhibition, 21 artists were encouraged to “play” with their food and create works of art in all media. From the painterly realism on canvas to the incredible mastery of bronze on display, here is where food will be transformed into something timeless. Exhibition sponsored by PNC Arts Alive; Jocelyn and Robin Martin.
X Marks the Spot
Nov. 16-Feb. 2
Member Preview: Nov. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Graffiti isn’t a new concept in the artistic world. Its various manifestations in the past include inscribed obscenities in ancient stone, “Kilroy was here” doodles in World War II and the many colorful, spray-painted images that decorated public places in the 1980s. Then, graffiti was considered an unwelcome form of vandalism. Now with the evolution of graffiti as mural art (à la Banksy), these lines have become blurred, and the people behind the work have transformed from “misguided youths” to professional artists. This exhibition showcases the talents of 16 local artists (emerging to professional) and focuses on the many styles and maturation of graffiti and mural art. Exhibition sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Art Hive Magazine; WLRN; Berlin Family Foundation; and Galera Collective.
Feb. 15-May 18
Member Preview: Feb.14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Love is a universal language—whether it’s between two people, the world around us, or even self-love—this complex emotion spans cultures and defines who we are. In this exhibition, there are representations of all facets of love, as a concept, represented in many ways: color, sensation, awareness, empathy or even through nature, technology, dance and beyond. Twenty-one Palm Beach County artists will be sharing their love in this exhibition, co-curated by Kristin Miller Hopkins. Exhibition sponsored by PNC Arts Alive; Jupiter Magazine; and The Palm Beacher Magazine.
May 31-Aug. 10
Member Preview: May 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
What better way to celebrate the summer than to see an expansive set of artwork presented by local artists? Every two years, professional Palm Beach County artists working in a wide variety of media share their work in the Cultural Council’s biennial summer exhibition. This year’s Biennial 2019 exhibition will be juried by Melanie Johanson, curator of contemporary art at Cornell Art Museum. Prizes will be awarded for Best of Show, Second Place and Third Place, as well as a People’s Choice award—an opportunity for patrons to vote for their favorite.
The Cultural Council provides the opportunity for professional artists in Palm Beach County to have an exclusive exhibition in the Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation Artist Resource Center to assist them as they grow and expand their careers. Solo exhibitions sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co.
- James Woolems/Eleanor Woolems (Oct. 6-Nov. 3)
- Dorotha Lemeh/Nelson Babilonia (Nov. 10-Dec. 8)
- Ben Georgia (Dec. 15-Jan. 12)
- Dina Baker (Jan. 19-Feb. 16)
- Philip Butera & Kathryn Carlyle/Joan Eiley (Feb. 23-March 23)
- Janet Rogers/Shannon Torrence (March 30-April 27)
- Dina Baker Fund for Mature Female Artists Grantee (to be announced) (May 4-June 1)
Donald M. Ephraim Family Gallery Exhibitions
- Woolems Luxury Home Builders (Oct. 6 – Nov. 3)
- Fabricating Smiles (Nov. 10 – Jan. 5)
- BiblioArte (January-February)
- Michael D’Amato (February-April)
The Satellite: A Project of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
Nov. 9 through the season
Member Preview: Nov. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: WPB Collective at CityPlace (701 South Rosemary Ave., Suite 116 West Palm Beach; just off the main plaza)
A ‘pop-up’ exhibition by the Cultural Council, “Reimagine” will feature a mix of solo artists and samplings of current and past main exhibitions from the last six years. Stay tuned for a lecture schedule, special member events, plus programming by cultural organizations from around the county. Sponsored by CityPlace; Related Companies; andThe Palm Beach Post. For more information, visit
Culture & Cocktails
Dates vary; 5 p.m.
Location: The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach
$75 in advance; $85 at the door | Free for Cultural Council members
The 14th season of Culture & Cocktails features nationally-recognized speakers, personalities and art collectors, paired with talented interviewers to delight audiences with conversations of art, film and so much more. Sponsored by The Roe Green Foundation | Roe Green, Founder; The Gardens Mall; First Republic Bank; Haile, Shaw & Pfaffenberger, P.A; and Woolems Luxury Home Builders. For more information, visit
- Nov. 5: Behind the Scenes
- Doug Liman, Filmmaker
- Interviewed by Ellen Liman, painter and owner of the Liman Gallery Palm Beach
- Jan. 7: Collage Mirage
- Bruce Helander, Artist
- Interviewed by Deborah C. Pollack, art historian, gallery owner and author of several books including “Palm Beach Visual Arts”
- Feb. 4: Classic Film, Fine Wine and High-end Design
- Charles S. Cohen, Real Estate Developer, Film Producer/Distributor and Vineyard Owner
- Interviewed by Dr. David Breneman, president & CEO of the Society of the Four Arts
- March 11: Art Attack
- Christine Aylward, Collector
- Interviewed by Daphne Nikolopoulos, author & editor-in-chief of Palm Beach Illustrated
- April 8: Platter Chatter
- Dick Robinson, Broadcaster
- Interviewed by Jill & Rich Switzer, celebrated cabaret performers and co-hosts of “The Morning Lounge” on Legends Radio
Swank Table – Three Little Pigs Dinner
April 28, 2019
Location: Swank Specialty Produce, Loxahatchee
$260 per person
Join the Cultural Council at Swank Specialty Produce and fall in love with an evening of special artist trunk shows and a farm-to-table feast crafted right before your eyes by nationally renowned chefs. Sponsored by PNC Arts Alive. For more information, visit .
Evenings at the Council
November through April; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Celebrate the end of the week with music and art. Evenings at the Council features talented local musicians on the third Friday of the month.
Summer Concert Series
What better way to celebrate the end of a long summer Saturday than to take a seat, sip a cold drink and enjoy an evening of music? The beat goes on when the Cultural Council hosts its popular Summer Concert Series with ticketed performances featuring well-known local artists. Schedule and performances to be announced in the spring.
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Directly south of the Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building is the Cultural Council’s Project Space, which will feature new sculptures by Lucy Keshavarz (through May 2019) and offers a view of the giant Martin Luther King, Jr. mural by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra. Also planned this year are musical performances, festivals and other community programming. Visit for updates.
MOSAIC – Month of Shows, Art, Ideas & Culture
Don’t miss a month-long celebration of arts and culture in The Palm Beaches featuring special deals from hotels and cultural organizations. For more information, visit.
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, Florida’s Cultural Capital®. The Council provides grants to cultural organizations and professional artists, advocates for arts and cultural funding, enhances local arts education, offers support services to foster growth of the cultural sector and promotes cultural tourism.
The Cultural Council also serves as a venue for exhibitions and performances featuring artists who live or work in Palm Beach County, and provides additional programming at its headquarters in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building in Downtown Lake Worth. Also on the property are the Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach Store featuring hand-crafted items by local artists; the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Information Center, a VISIT FLORIDA-designated Florida Certified Tourism Information Center; and the Project Space, an open-air garden for live music and large-scale sculpture.
The Cultural Council is open to the public from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, including a complete calendar of cultural activities in The Palm Beaches, visit