Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Reporter Lori Hope Baumel at Around Wellington: “I have a well-kept secret and I’m going to share it with you.”

“Benzaiten is the goddess of everything that flows: water, time, words, speech, eloquence, music and by extension, knowledge.”
Source: Wikipedia.

In the past few months, the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts has been a joyous discovery. We’ve attended a glass-blowing class, enjoyed their art gallery and have observed demonstrations by world-renowned glass artisans. Once a month they’ve hosted evening events complete with live music. The art space has a protected viewing area with bench seating for visitors and demonstrations.
     Unfortunately, the season for evening events is over. But, plan ahead, the nighttime festivities will begin again in the Fall. I will keep you posted when the live music activities return. In the meantime, you can take a glass blowing class or visit their gallery all year round.
     Located in the historic Florida East Coast Train Depot in downtown Lake Worth (in the Lake Worth Arts District), [emphasis added] this 14,500 square foot arts center is dedicated to working artists and the community at large. It has immersed the public in arts production and provides interaction with artists from around the globe. Benzaiten sponsors new works of art, encourages collaboration between peers and provides instruction from masters to emerging artists.

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     So there you have it. You now know my secret and have my permission to spread the word. As they say on their website: at Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts, “You too can become an artisan.”

To read the entire article in Around Wellington use this link. More information:

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts:
1105 2nd Ave. South in the City of Lake Worth
For more information email:
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10:00–5:00 (closed Sunday and Monday)

FYI: From personal experience, if you’re looking for a place to hold an event or a public meeting, the Benzaiten Center is an excellent choice.