National Arts & Humanities Month

Celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month in the A&E District! 

Did you know October is National Arts & Humanities Month? Established in 1993, NAHM is a “coast-to-coast collective celebration of culture in America.” Americans for the Arts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the arts in the United States, is celebrating with a post-a-day Instagram challenge! You, too, can participate!

Is there a show, a piece of artwork, a performance, or something else in Downtown West Palm Beach or the A&E District that has impacted you? Share it with us by tagging @DowntownWPB and/or @WPBAEDistrict or using #DowntownWPB and/or #wpbARTS.

From theatre to visual arts to music, there is so much art we can’t live without! Luckily, there is plenty of it in the A&E District!

Here are some ideas that correspond with the Month Challenge topics: 

You can both find and lose yourself in dance with free dance classes at Mandel Public Library as well as performances by Dreyfoos School of the Arts students, Ballet Palm Beach, Demetrius Klein Dance Company, and more! 

Palm Beach Photographic Centre is dedicated to enriching lives through activities that promote the art of photography. Learn more:

History & Culture
The Historical Society of Palm Beach County is dedicated to preserving and sharing the past, present and future of Palm Beach County! Through archives, exhibits and more, the Society documents the people and moments that have shaped West Palm Beach. Visit to learn more!

Street Art
#StreetArt is blooming in the A&E District! Come to Downtown West Palm Beach and pick your favorite one. Take a look: Click Here.

There are so many books to discover on the bookshelves at Mandel Public Library in Downtown West Palm Beach! Don’t know where to begin? The friendly staff can help find your next favorite book. 

By providing the design, canvas, paint, and other supplies, Uptown Art: West Palm Beach allows you to meet, drink & paint happy! Learn more and register for a class today:

Single and season tickets for the 2019-2020 Palm Beach Dramaworks season are now on sale! This season’s highlights include classics, a musical, and World Premiere. Purchase tickets by visiting or calling (561)514-4042. 

Museums & Galleries
A&E District partners Norton Museum of Art and the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum were declared winners during the 2019 “Best Of Palm Beach County” awards! Learn what they were named #BestOf:

At the Society of the Four Arts, you can see more than 60 works combining the poetry of Robert L. Forbes and the art of Ronald Searle. To learn more: Click Here.

From SunFest, Florida’s largest waterfront music and art festival, to the West Palm Beach Arts Festival at Armory Art Center, you can always find something to celebrate in Downtown West Palm Beach! 

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Night 2 in the books! Who was here for @g_eazy?

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Classes and Workshops
Get into a pattern of creation with a class at Armory Art Center! Courses are taught in state-of-the-art studios and disciplines include ceramics, digital arts, drawing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. Learn more:

A top public arts and academic school in the United States, the Dreyfoos School of the Arts allows students to obtain a world education while also pursuing their passion for the arts. 

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