Driving through downtown and seeing the massive tent that is currently set up at the “Tent Site” is a good indication that Palm Beach Art Week is coming.
For more information about Palm Beach Art Week go to the Art Synergy website which has links to all the events from Boca to Northwood in West Palm Beach.
There is a LOT going on, if you want to you can have multiple art events every day till the end of the month. But here are some highlights you won’t want to miss.
1. Art Palm Beach
Palm Beach Convention Center
17-21 January 2018
ArtPalmBeach is South Florida’s longest running mid-winter fair dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern masterworks of the art of the 20th and 21st centuries. The internationally renowned premiere contemporary art fair at the Palm Beach County Convention Center will be celebrating its 21st edition.
During ArtPalmBeach 2018 visitors will take part in an immersive art experience as they gain access to crucial information about art and collecting in a comprehensive manner that reflects today’s modern market. ArtPalmBeach will offer visitors an unprecedented in-depth experience of all the art world has to offer.
There are special events each day – Click here for the full list
Multi-Day Pass is $20 and allows entrance to the fair on multiple days and also permits entrance to the Collectors Preview Opening night on Wednesday, January 17th from 6 – 10pm
2. Ars Musae: The Odyssey Frieze – Marzia Ellero Ransom
January 13, 2017 6-11 PM
6-8 PM-VIP Champagne Preview
Marzia Ellero Ransom is a Renaissance artist. Her work spans from painting and photography, to sculpture and video installations. Marzia also teaches several disciplines at the University of West Florida and Pensacola State College in Pensacola, FL.
Ransom, who was born in Italy, earned her first degree in graphic design and photography then received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio art from UWF. After earning a master’s degree in painting and photography at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, she moved back to Pensacola and is now an instructor in the CFPA. Her resume grew even more when she was chosen to be the resident artist this year
Ars Musae, which is “muses of the arts” in Latin.
3. Urban Stories Festival
WPB Waterfront & Clematis Street
January 27 – 28, 2018
The Urban Stories Festival is a two-day storytelling event celebrating West Palm Beach, Florida—what was, what is, what could be.
The goals are to engage the West Palm Beach Community. To share experiences, celebrate diversity, find common ground and support literacy.
- Saturday, Jan 27: Bike Tour Back in Time
- Sunday, Jan 28: Stories on stage
- Saturday, Jan 27 & Jan 28: Children’s Storytime
- Sunday, Jan 28: Writing Workshop
- Saturday, Jan 28: Story Circles
- Sunday, Jan 28: Stories of Faith
- Saturday, Jan 27: Youth Speak
- Saturday, Jan 27: Art for Kids
- Saturday, Jan 27: Arrival/Clematis
- TBD: Kids and Cops
As part of the festival they collecting written and oral stories about West Palm Beach to share before, during, and after the event. Click on this link to tell the team about yourself and the stories you want to share.
The Festival is presented by Blue Planet Writers’ Room, Florida Atlantic University, West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District
4. Continuum West Palm Beach
January 18th to 27th –
A pop up multi-media art fair in the City of WPB during ArtPalmBeach Week exhibiting regional South Florida artists.
- Thursday, January 18 Black Tie and Venetian Mask Fundraiser Gala 7:00pm-10:00pm (Charity Spady Cultural Heritage Museum)
- Friday, January 19 Artists Awards Ceremony and Artist Talks 6:00pm-10:00pm
- Saturday, January 20 Young Masters of CONTINUUM Day 12:00pm-9:00pm
- Sunday, January 21 Meet the Curators and Brunch & Lecture 11:30am-2:30pm
- Tuesday, January 23 Artists Lunch & Lecture 12:00pm-2:30pm
- Wednesday, January 24 Sponsor this night for a private party!
- Thursday, January 25 Quarter Auction Fundraiser 6:00pm-10:00pm
- Friday, January 26 Live Music and Entertainment 6:00pm-10:00pm
- Saturday, January 27 Body painting and Melange Fashion show 4:00pm-9:00pm
5. FOTOfusion 2018
Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Clematis Street
January 23-27, 2018
The 23rd Annual International Festival of Photography and Digital Imaging. “Where Creativity and Technology Fuse.” Produced by the Palm Beach Photographic Centre more information can be found at: FOTOfusion.org
To see what this event is like, watch this video from 2012
The week will be packed with events and will culminate with the FOTOvision event on the Great Lawn on Friday, Jan 26th.
FOTOvision on the Great Lawn, Downtown West Palm Beach
Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s Annual Night of Pictures! Join our show Producer Scott Mc Kiernan, for this FREE evening event and experience photography from across the globe.
Featuring: World Premieres of 365: a Visual Review of 2017, ‘The Year of Mother Nature’. and ‘Island of Hope: Puerto Rico Aftermath’ thru the eyes of all-time Pulitzer winner photojournalist, Carol Guzy and Back-Stories featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers, their editors and their actual subjects.
As well as, witness amazing work by internationally acclaimed 2018 FOTOfusion faculty.
FOTOvision will be held at the Lakeside Pavilion located at 101 S. Flagler Drive in Downtown West Palm Beach.
Sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority and The Arts and Entertainment District.
6. Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary
Tent Site: 825 S Dixie Hwy
January 11th – 15th, 2018
Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary is a newcomer to the West Palm Beach Art Scene, but it has a very visible tent in the heart of downtown.
Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary (PBM+C), presented by Art Miami and sponsored by the City of West Palm Beach will return for its second edition in West Palm Beach City’s Tent Site (825 S Dixie Hwy & Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach) located directly behind the new Restoration Hardware on Thursday, January 11th, 2018.
The fair will open on Thursday evening with an exclusive VIP Preview at 5:00pm benefiting The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, The Joe Namath Neurological Research Center and the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. The Fair is sponsored by Christie’s International Real Estate, “The Official Luxury Real Estate sponsor of Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary,” and together with its international affiliates, will host an elegant booth at the main entrance of the fair, showcasing luxury residential property offerings from around the world.
Tickets are $15 for a single day and $55 for a multiple days.