West Palm Beach Arts Festival at the Armory Art Center presented by PNC Arts Alive is a Must-Attend Event!
WEST PALM BEACH, November 11, 2016. The First Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival at the Armory Art Center presented by PNC Arts Alive is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3rd and 4th, from 10 p.m. - 5 p.m., and is poised to be one of West Palm’s most exciting events of the season.
“With 158 artists from around the country applying to this juried festival, the exhibitors chosen offer great variety so the festival can serve a wide-range of tastes from youth to sophisticated art buyers,” said Liza Niles, Chief of Education and Exhibitions at the Armory and Festival judge.
The Festival presents music, demonstrations, and food trucks. Featured performers include the Roaring Kelly Band, Orchid City Brass Band, Psychic Ghost, Les Nuages with Frank Cerabino, and PB State College Jazz Quintet, Quartet, & Sextet. From 5:30-7:00 p.m. Bak Middle School of the Arts will perform their chamber concert and Holiday Gala on Saturday in Montgomery Hall.
Art demonstrations will be presented and Armory Art School instructors will run a Kid’s Zone for children from ages 5 to 10 to create holiday crafts while their parents are shopping for holiday gifts of unique art. Parking will be available at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts with a shuttle running to and from the Armory.
“This is an ideal family weekend to enjoy quality art and music with perfect timing for holiday shopping!” said Armory Executive Director Dr. Tom Pearson.
West Palm Beach Arts Festival T-shirts and a limited edition commemorative poster will be available at the guest services booth.
“The Armory is proud to be the recipient of the PNC Arts Alive grant. PNC’s commitment to the arts helps our community to be a cultural destination for tourists and locals alike,” noted Ellen Vaughan, Chief of Development at the Armory Art Center. The generous support of the West Palm Beach Arts Festival by our media sponsors will ensure that this is a well-attended event. Media sponsors include The Palm Beach Post, Legend’s 100.3 FM, Jupiter Magazine, The Palm Beacher, WXEL South Florida PBS, WLRN public radio, and Palms West Monthly. The Armory is also grateful for the ongoing support of Ford Harrison, the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council, and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
Visitors can check WestPalmBeachArtsFestival.com for the most up-to-date information on the Festival. “This is an ideal family weekend to enjoy quality art and music with perfect timing for holiday shopping!” said
Armory Executive Director Dr. Tom Pearson.
First Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival
December 3-4, 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm
Armory Art Center Campus
1700 Parker Avenue
Parking: Dreyfoos School of the Arts/Shuttle provided
10:05 Urban Youth Impact Stage
10:30 Palm Beach State College Jazz Quintet Stage
11:00 Drawing, Painting and Mixed Media and Young Artist Bld. 102
Printmaking Demonstration Young Artist Bld. 101
11:30 Roaring Kelly Band Stage
1:00 Blacksmithing Demonstration and Sculpture Studio
Enamel Demonstration Jewelry Studio
1:45 Palm Beach State College Jazz Quartet Stage
2:30 Raku and Sandcasting Demonstration Kiln area (Ceramics Bld.)
3:00 Psychic Ghost Stage
5:30 Bak MSOA Strings, Band, Piano Chamber Concert Main Armory Bld. (Montgomery Hall)
11:00 Les Nuages (“The Clouds”) with Frank Cerabino Stage
11:15 Welding Demonstration and Patio of Sculpture Studio
3-D Printing Jewelry Studio (Main Armory Bld.)
11:30 Roaring Kelly Band Stage
1:00 Letter Press Demonstration and Young Artists Bld. 101
Cyanotype Demonstration Glass Studio (Main Armory Bld.)
2:00 Orchid City Brass Band Stage
2:30 Glass Image Transfer Demonstration and Glass Studio (Main Armory Bld.)
Ceramics: Throwing Large Ceramics Bld.
3:45 Palm Beach State College Sextet Stage
About PNC Arts Alive
Since its debut in 2009, PNC Arts Alive has awarded $13 million in grants to enterprising cultural organizations in Columbus, Ohio, Philadelphia, and St. Louis, communities served by PNC and the PNC Foundation. PNC Arts Alive has supported new exhibitions, art festivals, pop-up theater, music performances, mobile arts vans, family arts programs, and a variety of community arts projects. This award-winning program has earned recognition from Americans for the Arts in New York City along with regional arts organizations. Grant recipients are selected by PNC and a committee composed of officials from arts and community organizations. Applications for the 2017 season will be posted in March. For more information, please visit www.pncartsalive.com
The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic Art Deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Held in twelve state-of-the-art studios, nearly 100 courses are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and 20 exhibitions are hosted annually in four galleries. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.