Get ready for a bevy of art fairs and festivals, because the Treasure Coast’s art scene is humming with activity from Jupiter to Lake Worth. No matter where you’re located or what you’re looking for, there’s something for every art aficionado’s taste and pocketbook this month.
We’ve highlighted some of the best events happening around the area, so read below to find out why you should go.
Founded in 1975, this volunteer-run outdoor arts event in downtown Abacoa is listed as one of the top 50 art festivals in the country. The festival features live local entertainment, demonstrations by artists from around the country, and opportunities for festival-goers to interact with artists and make their own art.
When: February 18-19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., February 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Downtown Abacoa, 1200 Town Center Drive #111, Jupiter
Why You Should Go: Art lovers with children can easily introduce the next generation to the world of art at the kid-friendly exhibits and youth art competition.
Every year, 100,000 art lovers flock to see the sprawling, vibrant display of chalk art that adorns the streets of downtown Lake Worth during the annual Street Painting Festival. The award-winning two-day event celebrates the centuries-old art of street painting and shows off the diverse talents of street performers, mainstage musical entertainment, and hundreds of artists.
- When: February 25-26, beginning at 10 a.m.
- Where: Downtown Lake Worth
- Why you should go: The Lake Worth Street Painting Festival is the world’s largest free festival of its kind and is a family-friendly event with plenty of food, entertainment, and accessible art.
Featuring more than 150 international exhibitors, The Palm Beach Jewelry, Art, and Antique show returns to the Palm Beach County Convention Center beginning February 15. The show’s educational lecture series on the fine art market, art appraisal, decorating, and more is sure to capture the interest of avid art collectors and enthusiasts after a morning of perusing the exquisite works on display.
- When: February 15-20 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., February 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Where: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach
- Why you should go: Haynes Fine Art, one of the UK’s largest privately-owned art dealerships, will unveil a collection of rare early drawings and photographs by Andy Warhol at their exhibit in the show – a must-see for art connoisseurs.