Explore all that the Cultural Capital of Florida® has to offer over the coming year
LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla., Nov. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – As the colder months of the year approach, we are entering the “season” when travelers from across the country flock to The Palm Beaches, Fla. – known as the original resort destination of the United States. The Palm Beach County Cultural Council, which represents arts and cultural institutions in the area, is pleased to welcome guests to the remarkable array of cultural events, exhibitions and other programs in the area. The Council hosted a preview of the 2022 season – showcasing cultural experiences that will enhance and enrich any holiday.
Whether you’re a history buff, looking for outdoor entertainment, or channeling the artist within you, the 2022 lineup at The Palm Beaches has must-see attractions for everyone. Below is an overview of some of the more notable offers. For more information, please visit palmbeachculture.com/events.
- Boca Raton Museum of Art (Boca Raton):
- Machu Picchu: Until March 6, 2022, embark on a journey through time and discover a culture that flourished in a mythical world. Explore the World premiere exhibition, Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru! This brand new immersive museum experience will transport you to the jewel of the only cradle of civilization in the southern hemisphere, the Inca city of Machu Picchu. Additional details and tickets available here.
- Hollywood backdrop art: Premiering on April 20, 2022, this exhibition presents the little-known American stage masters of Hollywood’s golden age through original historic backdrops by MGM. With original backdrops from iconic films such as The Sound of Music, Singin ‘in The Rain, Ben Hur, and North by Northwest, step behind the curtain for an unforgettable experience of American art. Additional information can be found here.
- Compass LGBTQ + Community Center (Lake Worth Beach): As Palm Beach County’s largest cultural event, celebrate Palm Beach Pride March 26-27, 2022 with a special parade on March 27. Palm Beach Pride offers two days of fun, vendors and food suitable for families and pets. For more information, visit CompassGLCC.com.
- Palm Beach County Historical Society (West Palm Beach): Until July 2022, explore the all-new exhibit that examines the changes the healthcare system underwent in the Roaring Twenties, From Homes to Hospitals: Improving Health Care in the 1920s. This exhibit examines how the modern Palm Beach County healthcare system developed. Visit here for more information.
- Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (West of Palm Beach):
- Palm Beach Opera House: For the company’s 60th anniversary season in 2022, Palm Beach Opera will present Bizet’s “Carmen”, Donizetti’s “Elixir of Love” and Lehár’s “The Happy Widow” at the Kravis Center starting in January. In addition to bringing in acclaimed artists for its stage productions, the company has also selected world-renowned artists Denyce Graves and Rufus Wainwright to serve as honorary 60th anniversary co-chairs who will help commemorate PBO’s landmark season. Additional information can be found here.
- Palm Beach Symphony: The symphony is delighted to announce its next 2022 season, featuring several of today’s most famous musicians such as pianists Hélène Grimaud, Yefim Bronfman, Maria João Geissberger Pires, violinist Midori and clarinetist Jon Manasse join music director Gerard Schwarz on the podium. More information available here.
- Lighthouse Art Center (Throughout Palm Beach): The 9th Annual Outdoor Festival (March 27 – April 2, 2022) welcomes 30 award-winning artists, carefully selected from across the country, to participate in this week-long festival. Artists, who paint “in the open air” or outdoors, compete for more than $ 20,000 in prizes. The festival is packed with events, live demonstrations, workshops, and opportunities to purchase fresh art from the country’s top outdoor artists. A list of participating artists and a full schedule of events can be found here.
- Maltz Jupiter Theater (Jupiter): The big reopening season kicks off with a three-week run of Jersey Boys (January 11-30, 2022) outdoors at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. The season continues at Benjamin Hall at The Benjamin School with I hate hamlet (February 8-20, 2022). For more information, visit jupiterheatre.org.
- Palm Beach County Mountains Botanical Garden (West Palm Beach): The first in Florida and the second in the United States welcome a renowned artist Nature POP by Sean Kenney! Art with LEGO® bricks exhibition, this exciting exhibition will be presented for the first time on January 8 and will last until May 1, 2022. Showcasing more than 40 sculptures made from more than 800,000 LEGO® pieces, this exhibition explores the beauty of nature through highly stylized and colorful displays that contrast strikingly with their surroundings. Ticket sales and more information can be found here.
- South Florida Science Center and Aquarium (West Palm Beach): from December 13, 2021 to May 8, 2022, Questions of the Earth: rethinking the future welcomes visitors to a place where they can explore our changing planet from a different perspective, immerse themselves in incredible ecosystems and learn how the smallest of actions can have a big impact on our natural world. This stimulating and interactive exhibition presented by the VoLo Foundation will feature five immersive areas that will teach curious minds the importance of creating a sustainable future in a fun and engaging way. More information available here.
- Sun festival (West Palm Beach): Florida’s largest waterfront festival has been helping fans celebrate art, music and friendship for nearly 40 years and returns April 28 to May 1, 2022 at the center city of West Palm Beach. With over 50 performers, 100 performers spanning three blocks of the Arts District, various art installations and food vendors, there’s something for everyone at SunFest! Further details here.
About the Palm Beach County Cultural Council
The Palm Beach County Cultural Council is the official arts and culture support agency in Palm Beaches, the cultural capital of Florida®. Based in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. building in downtown Lake Worth Beach, the Council presents exhibits and performances featuring artists who live or work in Palm Beach County. The building also serves as a VISIT FLORIDA certified tourist information center, a useful resource for visitors. The Council’s free cultural concierge program provides visitors with expert recommendations, free advice, and enhanced access to local events, talent and venues.