You can't beat the Palm Beaches for a good art fest. And a good art fest is as much a pleasure to browse as it is to shop. Whether your favorite is fine art, craft arts, unusual mediums, painting, fabrics, clay, natural materials... you'll find it here.
Hosted by Art Miami, this international fair takes place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in March. This is the most prominent fair taking place in Palm Beach during the winter season as it brings a respected group of art dealers. Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary provides a fresh opportunity for collectors, and art lovers to acquire important never-before-exhibited works from both the primary and secondary markets presented in an intimate setting.
Festival of the Arts BOCA happens in March. This extraordinary, multi-day cultural arts event brings excitement and new experiences to The Palm Beaches. It features several of the world's most sought-after classical and contemporary performers, as well as award-winning authors and speakers, cirque performances, story slams, and film screenings.
Calling all foodies and wine connoisseurs! The Boca Bacchanal Wine & Food Festival, hosted by Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum’s is back each May with new wines, new food and new ways to make the most out of Bacchanal weekend! It’s a one-of-a-kind event that is held in beautiful private homes or historic locations throughout Boca Raton. They pair the talents of internationally acclaimed vintners and chefs for an intimate, 5-course VIP dining experience. A Grand Tasting with the best selections of wines and champagnes, followed by signature dishes created by local chefs and restaurants.
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Check out the Lake Worth Beach Street Painting Festival in February. Lake and Lucerne avenues come alive with the colorful, imaginative creations of chalk artists. This is the country’s largest street painting event that includes more than 600 artists of all ages. Watch as they turn the pavement into a work of art! This tradition of street painting hails back to 16th century italy when local artists would use their chalks to transform pavement into a makeshift canvas, street painting has retained its appeal through the centuries.
SunFest, Florida’s waterfront festival typically runs from April to May. Located in Downtown West Palm Beach, you can celebrate art and music with over 50 performers, 100 artists that expand three blocks of the Art District, tons of art installations and food vendors. Sand, sun and music--what could be better?
Going strong for 37 years, this Palm Beach Gardens favorite benefits local charities and youth art education. Fine art, fresh air and sunshine make this one of the best juried exhibitions you'll see. Go to buy, go to browse, go for the sheer enjoyment of appreciating amazing works in every medium. Add in live music and the new Chef Showcase, and you can't miss.
The roots of this festival go back 30 years, starting with a few dozen booths from local artists. Today the oceanfront A1A location features artists from 30 states and dozens of diverse mediums, from sculpture to jewelry to wearable art. Artisan crafts are for sale as well, and a green market. What's better than a day at the beach? A day at the beach with beautiful art, cravable crafts and live music!
The CultureOwl Palm Beach coverage area includes events in neighboring counties St. Lucie and Martin. This festival features more than 40 performers scheduled throughout Port Salerno and Stuart over the course of 4 days. Their faces may not be familiar but their songs are; they've written hits for all the top names in country music including Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney and more.
After 20 years, they've got this! Free admission and pet-friendly are 2 things that make this outdoor art & craft festival a pleasure for all. Artists who create jewelry, sculpture, paintings, ceramics and much more will share their inspirations and processes with collectors and aficionados alike in this festive open-air art market.
For 19 years the Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival has come to Delray Beach in January, just in time for season! Made for the poetry lover in everyone, it is six days and evenings of workshops, readings, talks on the craft, interviews, manuscript conferences, panel discussions, social events with some of America’s most engaging and award-winning poets … and so much more! Don't you know? Just have to go!
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