What is the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District?

The West Palm Beach A&E District is a centralized collection of inspiring arts and entertainment venues; art and history museums; galleries; libraries; performing arts companies; and art education institutions. Situated in the heart of South Florida’s most progressive city, the District includes more than 20 distinct and distinguished cultural destinations that form a defining industry cluster. The A&E District enhances the appeal of West Palm Beach as a visitor destination, drawing attention to its status as a vibrant city illuminated by its beauty and range of creative expression.  

Why is there an Arts & Entertainment District? 

The formation of the Arts & Entertainment District is intended as a means of focusing the concentration of the arts and cultural institutions in Downtown West Palm Beach and the immediate surrounding area as an industry cluster. This will allow for increased visibility in the marketplace for these institutions by introducing economies of scale in marketing and promotion, as well as through establishing strategic partnerships with two Tourist Development Council funded agencies: the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County and the Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, and others. The result will be a greater awareness of the cultural opportunities for local, county, regional, statewide, and national art and cultural enthusiasts with the opportunity for many to enjoy a multifaceted bundled experience.  

Mission Statement

To engage, promote, and advance diverse arts, culture and entertainment opportunities for residents and visitors of West Palm Beach. 

Promoting Our Diverse Arts, Culture and Entertainment Destinations 


Photography from across the globe displayed in Downtown West Palm Beach during FOTOvision, part of FOTOfusion hosted by the Palm Beach Photographic Centre. Sponsored by the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E District), West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority and ZUMA Press. FOTOvision showcases photographic excellence in fine art, landscape, nature, photojournalism and sports.  

Urban Short Stories

The two-day storytelling festival in Downtown West Palm Beach which invited families, friends, elders, teens and children to share stories of West Palm Beach – what was, what is and what could be. The inaugural event is presented by the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District, Knight Foundation, and the Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions (CUES) at Florida Atlantic University.  


A free 2-hour performance set along the city’s stunning Waterfront at the Meyer Amphitheatre. This event has showcased the Palm Beach Symphony, Ballet Palm Beach, and Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Dance Department. 

Harlem Quartet

The Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, in conjunction with the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District, presented the Grammy Award-winning Harlem Quartet for a special, 60-minute appearance at the new Brightline West Palm Beach Station. The free performance gave chamber music lovers an intimate opportunity to see and hear the foursome perform both classical and jazz standards.  

Cultural Partners

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