Monday, June 12, 2017

“Local Artists Shine!” and news about the Lake Worth Playhouse, Street Painting Festival, and more grants from Cultural Council.

Please Note: The Cultural Council is closed on Sunday and Monday but reopens tomorrow at 10:00.* The Cultural Council is located at 601 Lake Ave. in Downtown Lake Worth. For more information contact Judith Czelusniak, Public Relations. Call 561-471-1602; email:

Make plans this week to check out the new exhibit, “Local Artists Shine!”:

“This Biennial juried exhibition reflects the Council’s commitment to develop and nurture talented local artists and expose their work to collectors and the community.”
Rena Blades, President and CEO.

“Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Administers $4.37M in Grants to Cultural Institutions” (see excerpt from press release below).

Here are two of those cultural institutions here in our City of Lake Worth that received grants: The Lake Worth Playhouse ($35,824) and the Street Painting Festival ($31,291).
“These grants are funded with hotel tax dollars and demonstrate the important role the cultural sector plays in supporting a strong tourism-based economy,” said Rena Blades. And. . .

“Grant award amounts are based on the organizations’ budget size, grant application score and the funding available. The Cultural Council manages this process on behalf of Palm Beach County.”

Lake Worth, June 6 — The Cultural Council has recommended $3.89 million in grants to 22 major institutions and $481,000 in grants to 11 mid-sized arts and cultural organizations in Palm Beach County for fiscal year 2017-2018. These recommendations were approved by the Tourist Development Council of Palm Beach County’s board of directors at its May meeting.

*The Cultural Council galleries, visitor information center and store are open 10:00–5:00, Tuesday–Saturday. For a complete calendar of cultural activities in The Palm Beaches use this link or call 561-471-2901. To plan a personalized cultural itinerary, connect with the Cultural Concierge.