PBI Awards 2018: Best Art Scene

© Kim Sargent

Lake Worth got even more colorful this past year. For its third iteration, Canvas Outdoor Museum came to the city’s downtown district and brought world-class murals to numerous buildings. One of the most impressive pieces can be found at the headquarters of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, whose dedicated staff put in countless hours to help gallerist Nicole Henry move Canvas to the L-Dub.

But Lake Worth’s artistic identity is more than just these eye-catching artworks. Start with the Cultural Council, which presents gallery exhibits throughout the year and tirelessly advocates on behalf of area artists and cultural organizations. One such beneficiary is the nearby Lake Worth Playhouse, home to a thriving community theater infrastructure that puts on large-scale productions. The Playhouse also supports the adjacent Stonzek Theatre, where you can catch an indie flick or a more intimate, black box–style play.

The city’s creative spirit continues at the co-working hub the Social House and eclectic watering holes like CWS, which regularly hosts live music in its chandelier-speckled beer garden. These newer businesses join longstanding traditions like the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival and the L-Dub Film Festival in an effort to redefine the downtown district. So, regardless of whether you’re a tourist or a native, it’s time to put Lake Worth on your arts radar.

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