A Taste of Northwood

Visit the historic streets of West Palm Beach’s Northwood Village this month and you’ll get a feel for the area’s eclectic culture through art and wine events—and even a mango festival.

Frida by Amanda Valdes, part of ArtHouse429’s “PINTURA” exhibition

ArtHouse429 kicks off the month with a pop-up exhibition at thedavidKspace, a salon located next to Northwood’s popular Café Centro. “PINTURA: Works by Spanish and Latin American Artists” honors Spanish and Latin culture with works created by local artists native to those areas, including Javier Mateos, Amanda Valdes, Eduardo Romaguera, and Eduardo Mendieta, whose colorful street art adorns buildings throughout West Palm Beach and South Florida.

The pop-up “PINTURA” exhibition opens on June 10 with a reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. that will include tapas from Artjazz and gelato from Bohemïa AG. Admission is free, with a suggested $10 donation at the door. On June 13, “PINTURA” moves to ArtHouse429 and will be free and open to the public.

Take in more art at Northwood Village’s monthly art walk on Saturday, June 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. Visitors can either stop by area galleries solo or take part in a guided walking tour at 6 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Each tour begins with a short history of the area before ushering attendees through a diverse mix of galleries, boutique shops, and local eateries. Wine and appetizers will be served as the artists present demonstrations and lectures. Tours are limited to 20 people, so early registration is required for this free event.

Following the theme of viewing art while enjoying wine, Northwood Village’s Art and Wine Promenade combines wine tastings with art appreciation on Friday, June 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. Saunter and sip down Northwood Road and 24th and 25th Streets, between North Dixie Highway and Broadway, while perusing works by local craftsmen. Artists interested in participating are invited to submit an application by June 12.

For less art and more mangos, attend the Northwood Mango and Music Fest on June 26 from 6 to 10 p.m. and June 27 from noon to 6 p.m. The free festival celebrates Florida’s favorite fruit with live music, a chef showcase, mango-themed delicacies, and family activities.

Mango and Music Fest attendees are encouraged to donate their extra mangoes to the Northwood Mango Drive, which will pass along donations to the Palm Beach County Food Bank. Mangoes will also be on sale at the event to benefit the Northwood Beautification Program, which aims to enhance the Northwood Village landscape through public projects. Can’t make the fest? Don’t fret—you can also donate mangoes leading up to the event at Spruce Avenue and 25th Street between 11 a.m. and noon on June 6, 13, and 20.


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