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Arts and Culture

We're committed to providing immersive public art experiences, cultural collaborations and educational events that encourage interaction and discovery with the power to bring communities together.
Gopal Rajegowda
Senior Vice President
Commissioned Artwork
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The Wishing Tree

A unique site-specific installation that pushes the boundaries of art and technology, this LED banyan tree serves as a new community gathering place in Downtown West Palm Beach.

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Water Pavilion West Palm

Created by international artist Jeppe Hein, this playful social sculpture comprised of ever-changing vertical columns of water entices visitors to jump in and cool down.

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My East Is Your West

A thought provoking LED installation encourages viewers to reflect upon social, political, and geographical boundaries and identities through the sequential lighting of letter that reveal a special message.

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Neighborhood Murals

Artistic discovery awaits around every corner of CityPlace. Bold and bright murals of inspired by the neighborhood's foliage and one-of-a-kind geometric patterns adorned the facades along Rosemary Avenue and beyond.

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Arts Programming

CityPlace partners with New Wave to host ongoing Artist-in-Residence program

Throughout the year, CityPlace welcomes innovative new artists to the New Wave Artist-in-Residence program. Founded by Sarah Gavlak, the program fosters a vital dialogue around diversity, inclusivity, immigration and equal rights for women, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities through public and artist-in-residence programs for emerging artists from underrepresented communities.

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Featured Events
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Featured Events

On May 31st, CityPlace is celebrating the start to summer with YouthFest, an evening of fun and learning presented by children's bookstore Rohi's Readery and FLAVAR. Themed as a 90's house party, this immersive literary event combines summer reading goals and storytelling sessions with creative workshops and activities, dancing, giveaways and 90's music curated by a live DJ.

Featured Events
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Featured Events

On April 6-7th, CityPlace hosted the Downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival, a family-friendly showcase of talented creators including emerging local artists and national names. Visitors explored everything from one-of-a-kind jewelry to life-size sculptures, learning about the creative process directly from the artists themselves.

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Featured Events
CityPlace and Rohi's Readery honor Black History Month

In February, CityPlace teamed up with children's bookstore Rohi's Readery to host a Black History Month Kickoff event for the third year running. The West Palm Beach community came together to celebrate African Diasporic people's history and culture, participating in activities ranging from thoughtful panel discussions about representation to family educational workshops and fun dance classes.

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Featured Events

Every month, CityPlace welcomes the downtown West Palm Beach community to attend free panel discussions on topics designed to inspire and provoke conversation. Each panel will be led by local experts and innovators, covering intriguing subjects like the future of education, African American filmmaking, the representation of women artists and more.

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New in the Neighborhood

Fred Eversley to debut public art installation at One Flagler

Related has partnered with the City of West Palm Beach to commission a new public art installation by Fred Eversley. Titled Portals, the sculptural installation will be located at Class A office building One Flagler and will be unveiled in 2024. Eversley's largest commissioned work to date was inspired by the adjacent First Church of Christ, Scientist, and as part of this project, the architecturally significant church will be preserved in perpetuity. The graceful "gate" created by Portals' eight translucent parabolic shapes will appear to welcome visitors to the church and the property's public green space, Julian Abele Park, named for the church's African American architect, Julian Abele.

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New in the Neighborhood

World-renowned Yinka Shonibare unveils wind sculpture located at 360 Rosemary

British Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare, CBE celebrates the diversity of communities and highlights our connections through Material (SG) II, the latest addition to his Wind Sculpture Series. Commissioned in collaboration with The West Palm Beach Art in Public Places (AiPP) Program and City of West Palm Beach, the vibrant artwork furthers the thriving 72-acre neighborhood’s mission to become a culturally rich district.

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Arts and Culture Programming
2023 Performing Arts Panel: supporting the local performing arts community
Arts and Culture Programming
2023 Black History Month Kickoff: a celebration of Black history and culture
Arts and Culture Programming
2023 Kips Bay Show House Panel: supporting a good cause through education and engagement

Related Southeast Arts & Culture in the News

Honor Women’s History Month at The Square

Palm Beach Illustrated March 07, 2024
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Where to celebrate Black History Month in West Palm Beach

South Florida Daily February 01, 2024
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Honoring Juneteenth in the Palm Beaches

Palm Beach Illustrated June 15, 2023
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Summertime TGIF this weekend in The Square

WPTV West Palm Beach May 24, 2023
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