A New Century in Artistic Lake Worth

Lake Worth is beginning its second century!  The Rickie Report brings you an overview of art-related activities which will happen in this culturally conscious city.  Get your calendars ready for all the details in this article!




Merchants of Downtown : Lake Worth

The MOD Squad

101 Years and Growing


Lake Worth Celebrates its New Century as an Arts, Design and Entertainment District



With a growing number of unusual art galleries, the Lake Worth Playhouse, Stonzec Movie Theater and live entertainment on every block, the little town of Lake Worth, the town that time forgot, is rapidly emerging as a one-stop arts and entertainment district.



Friday, January 3rd  : Evening on the Avenue in Downtown Lake WorthLake Worth’s shops and restaurants welcome you its 101st year.  Look for artists and musicians on the streets throughout town and in most of the local restaurants.


Saturday, January 4th : Trinkets and Treasures and the Bees Knees hold their monthly Parking Lot Sales. Both shops are loaded with treasures they clear out at phenomenal prices.  Enjoy their barbeque and drinks as you rummage through their unusual finds.


Friday, January 10th – Lake Worth Food Truck Invasion: Sponsored by South Shores Tavern (502 Lucerne Avenue), this newest of Lake Worth events has grown each month.  The invasion will take place from 6-10 PM on the parking lot of PNC Bank.  Eat first and then visit the Patio Bar behind South Shores Tavern for an evening of wonderful entertainment. South Shores is now open for Lunch in the Garden  11:30 – 3p everyday.


Friday, January 17th– Evening On The Avenue-  enjoy a stroll through all of the shops and restaurants in town.  


During the week of Arts Palm Beach, January 24-27, Lake Worth’s Galleries and Artist Lofts will hold open houses for Art Tours.  Extremely expensive Fine Art will be on sale at Arts Palm Beach.  For those who want the quality without the high price tag, visit the galleries of Lake Worth. Buy directly from Lake Worth artists.  Lake Worth is where the art is made. The events throughout the county are titled, “Art Synergy.”  January 26th is Lake Worth’s turn to host visitors.  



Palm Beach Cultural Council Gallery, 601 Lake Avenue, has a rotating gallery exhibit of the finest artists Palm Beach County. Many consider these artists among the best in the nation.  Closed on Sundays and Mondays, the gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday.  The Council’s gift shop offers wonderful works from local artists.


Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 South J Street, is a non-profit 3-D artist cooperative of over 30 local artists. The artists produce works in clay, paper, bronze, glass, fibers and metals.  Without the 50% mark-ups of regular galleries, the works at this Mecca for 3-D artists are affordable.  From large sculptures to the finest of jewelry, the works are one-of-a-kind.  From emerging artists to the old pros, the work spans a wide variety of styles and materials.  The gallery is cooperatively artist run.  The artists are available to discuss commissioned works from any or all of them.  The gallery can be contacted for special group tours that include pottery wheel, glass spinning and wood turning demonstrations.  Call 561-588-8344 for information. January 17thWorks by Vandy. “Don’t Believe Everything You See in the Paper….Mache”  6-9PM


Bruce Webber and Maryanne Webber Galleries, 705-711 Lucerne Avenue  Bruce Webber has created a true fine art gallery that is full service.  It includes framing as well as the supplies artists need to create their works.  Maryanne Webber  specializes in handmade American Crafts by artists from around the USA.   The galleries are adjacent and  attract a variety of customers, new and old, to their unique stores. They produce unusual exhibitions on a regular basis.  Maryanne is the founder of the successful Lake Worth Street Painting Festival held every February, drawing visitors from all over the world.


Art Link International, 809 Lucerne Avenue,  Art Link International is a family-owned business of three generations: for 75 years they have dealt in the finest of European, American, Modern and Pop Art.  They house one of the finest collections of Highwaymen Art in the area.


Artefact Pardo Gallery, 805 Lake Avenue, buys & sells Old Masters, 20th Century Modern & Contemporary Art.  The gallery is open by appointment. Robert@TheArtefactGallery.com
Phone: 561-329-6264


Margot Stein Gallery, 512 Lucerne Avenue,  features painting, sculpture and works on paper by major post-war and contemporary artists. For over 30 years, Margot Stein has specialized in bringing to the art world outstanding examples of 20th century masters.


McMow Glass, 701 N. Dixie Highway,  offers the best in stained  glass windows and beveled art glass, as well as beautiful designs in carved, etched and faceted glass. Located in Palm Beach County, Florida since 1976 McMow Art Glass maintains an excellent working relationship with top builders, architects and designers and regularly ships their work throughout the US, Europe and South America.


Lake Worth Art League, 604 Lucerne Avenue,  was founded on January 6, 1941.  The League  was established to further the study and development of art, and enhance the cultural life of its members, which number approximately 200.  The league offers free exhibitions and demonstrations, art classes and outdoor show exhibits.


Exhibition ” Visual Memories ” is showing Jan. 14th – Feb. 8th 2014 at the Gallery, 604 Lucerne Ave. L.W., from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Outdoor Show Jan. 4 & 5, 2014 at the Lake Worth Cultural Plaza,  9:00 am – 4:30 pm Presentation ” Abstract Expressionism “, presented by Brenda Zappitell,  Jan 16, 2014, 7:00 pm. at the Gallery, 604 Lucerne Ave., L.W.    For more information call the Gallery at 561-586-8666.


Art Gallery Designs, 630 Lake Avenue, is one on Lake Worth’s newest galleries. The front of the gallery carries works of local artists.  The rear is used as classrooms for children and adults who want to wander in and create art works of their own.


Shoe String Designs, 716 Lake Avenue is located inside Palm Beach Home Interiors.  This funky, fun and colorful shop features the works of local artists as well as jewelry, handbags and painted furniture.


LSD Gallery  (Local Smoking Domain), 407 S Dixie Highway, features fine art and glass blown pipes of all kinds.  The works of art are created by celebrated artists from around the country.


The Lake Worth Artists’ Lofts were created from a federal neighborhood improvement grant to Lake Worth’s CRA. These lofts house 12 artists’ live/work spaces.  They will be celebrating “Art Pop” during the Synergy Art Tour of Lake Worth from noon to 7PM.


The Lake Worth Playhouse and the Stonzek Movie Theater: The Lake Worth Playhouse has more fun in its theater per square foot than any other arts entertainment center in the region.  A beautiful setting with the best of local talent, it is an experience not to be missed.

  Patsy Cline Tribute  January 8, 8PM

   Ain’t Misbehavin’  January 16-February 2


Stonzek Movie Theater: Whole new schedule every month, the Stonzek shows films that you will not see anywhere else in the county. Film shown seven days a week, films and show times vary. visit   www.lakeworthplayhouse.org  call 561-296-9382 for more info. Tickets $7-$9



The Merchants of Downtown (MOD Squad) is a group that meets weekly to make Downtown Lake Worth a welcoming destination for neighbors and visitors alike.  The MOD Squad, as they fondly refer to themselves, organizes block by block bringing activity, unity and camaraderie to the Downtown Lake Worth Business District.   For additional information contact JClay6@aol.com .




For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420





Linda Golden Offers VIP Tour of Fort Lauderdale Artists Studios and Museum of Art

Linda Golden is a woman of many talents.  The Rickie Report wrote previously about the felting class she offered through the Armory Art Center.  Linda’s passion for all things art is conveyed in her small group VIP Art Tours.  The first one of the season will take place on January 9th and focus on Fort Lauderdale.  RSVP’s are due right after Christmas, so read this article for all of the details.  We hope you will sign up  – you’ll have a great day!



Linda Golden Art Tours

A Private View of

Fort Lauderdale Studios

Thursday, January 9, 2014

10:00 am


Cost $50. per person



Linda Golden will be leading a small VIP Group Tour to visit several Fort Lauderdale artists’ studios, enjoy lunch, and experience a VIP docent-led tour of the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale.  This tour is self-driven, no motor coach will be provided. Everyone is ENCOURAGED  to car pool as parking in both locations is not overgenerous.  The cost of the tour is $50.00 . This includes entrance fees, lunch, and a generous donation to the museum on behalf of our group. It does not include parking or any other expenses you may occur.


The Tour begins promptly at 10:00 am on Thursday, January 9th at the first artist’s studio.   Attendees will meet a number of prominent artists, including Madeline Denaro, Mary Lou Siefker, Francie Bishop Good and the Girls’ Club Collection located in the Third Avenue Art District.    


At noon, attendees will drive to the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale and enjoy a lovely lunch at the Books and Books Cafe.  At 1:30, Jorge Santis, Curator of the William Glackens exhibit, will lead the group.  Mr. Santis is a recipient of the Best Curators Award and has been featured in a number of publications.  

"Lost and Found" by Madeline Denaro

“Lost and Found” by Madeline Denaro

Madeline Denaro tells us why she creates art, “To allow something that I do not control to have an action, to allow oneself to bring this action into a materiality; this is why I make art. My work is very much about process. I find the image secondary to the art making. Although abstract in nature, there is an underlying visual order that gradually seems to emerge. Working intuitively, I enter a realm of the unknown where there is more of a following than any real choice. I seem to be forever altering and adjusting the framework of some invisible reality”.
"The Potter" by

“The Potter” by Mary Lou Siefker

The Tour will  Explore the significant collection of  American painter, William Glackens, artists of the Northern European CoBrA Movement and contemporary art by Cuban artists.   Nova Southeastern University’s Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale has 83,000 square-feet containing 29,000 square-feet of art exhibition space, and is also home to the 11,000 square foot AutoNation Academy of Art + Design.  There will be one docent for every 10 participants, so questions may be asked and information heard easily.


William Glackens (1870 – 1938) was an American realist painter and one of the founders of the Ashcan School of American art. He is also known for helping Albert C. Barnes to acquire the European paintings that form the nucleus of the famed Barnes Foundation. The museum has the largest collection of Glackens’ work anywhere in the world.  Attendees will be seeing a small selection of this work in anticipation of a much larger show which will be opening in February.
Emin-Tracey "I Think Its in My Head"

Emin-Tracey “I Think Its in My Head” at The Girls Club

Girls’ Club has engaged Miami artist team  TMSisters – sisters Monica and Natasha Lopez de Victoria – to collaborate with the collection of contemporary art by women amassed by Fort Lauderdale collectors Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz. and curate the 2013/2014 exhibition.  The mission of Girls’ Club is to educate the public and to serve as a resource for art students and scholars, curators and practicing artists on the contributions of women to the field of contemporary art. Girls’ Club produces exhibitions, educational programming, publications and events that change lives, nurture local artists, and inspire cultural growth in Broward County.


Everyone who participates will receive parking directions, information on the artists whose studio’s we will be visiting, information on the museum shows we will be seeing, luncheon choices,  etc. etc. This is a rather large body of information so it will be sent only  to those who will be attending and whose check has been received. This information will be emailed to you shortly before the tour date.
Please send your check to:   Linda Golden      2307 Tuscany Way     Boynton Beach, FL 33435  
For additional information please call  248.705.5390 or email  Lgolden8147@aol.com


For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420