Art Lofts Of West Village In Lake Worth Announces Purchase Assistance To Artist Households

The Art Lofts of West Village in Lake Worth announces purchase assistance is available.  Eight new townhomes with ground level studios are under construction and will be sold to Artist households. Purchase assistance is available to qualified buyers, if you or a member of your household is an artist and can afford a mortgage of approximately $150,000.  This is phase 2 of 20 total live-work townhomes in the West Village located at the corner of Lucerne Avenue and F Street across from the Lake Worth Arts Center. 

 

 

 

 

“Artist” – an individual with a record of professional accomplishment demonstrated through continuous public presentation and peer acceptance as either an emerging artist of outstanding promise or as an established artist with a recognized body of work. A determination of “artist” status is dependent on experience, reputation and achievements verified through a resume, letters of recommendation and support materials. Determination can also be made by the applicant’s job description and years working in an art-related field. This could include such trades or occupations as architect, graphic and web designers, theater, teaching in an art-related field, writers, interior decorators and others that work in an art-professional field. An “artist” does not have to work full-time as an artist but those that do not must have a professional and recognized body of work. Presentation to a screening committee is required.

 

 

 

The Rickie Report shares this Call for Artists to join 12 current resident artists in the West Village of Lake Worth. Each townhome includes street level studio space with attached garage, 2 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths. Delivery is planned for Early 2018. We share the details here and contact information. This is an amazing opportunity!

 

 

 

Construction is underway!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please visit our website to find out more about the property.

www.artloftslw.com

Michael Pecar
Real Estate Development Director
Neighborhood Renaissance, Inc.
cell (305) 401-7405

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Call For Artists To Join 12 Current Resident Artist In West Village of Lake Worth – Only 4 Openings Remain

The Rickie Report shares this Call for Artists to join 12 current resident artists in the West Village of Lake Worth.  There are only 4 remaining spots available from a total of 8 new live/work townhomes that are coming to the West Village, to be sold to artists. Each townhome includes street level studio space with attached garage, 2 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths. Delivery is planned for Early 2018.  We share the details here and contact information.  This is an amazing opportunity!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit www.artloftslw.com for floor plans, renderings and applications.

 

For questions you may call Michael Pecar at Neighborhood Renaissance, Inc., 561-832-6776 x100.

Michael Pecar
Real Estate Development Director
Neighborhood Renaissance, Inc.
cell (305) 401-7405

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Applications Being Taken For Artist Townhomes With Studio Space In Lake Worth

The Rickie Report shares a Call For Artist Townhomes with Studio Space In Lake Worth.  Neighborhood Renaissance is accepting applications to purchase townhomes in Lake Worth’s new art-oriented West Village located at Lucerne Avenue and F Street across from the Lake Worth Arts Center. Applications will be reviewed in the order received so time is limited.  Please share this with artists who live out of our area, as this is an opportunity that few cities offer! The Public is invited to Meet the current West Village Artists December 7th through December 23rd at a number of events.  We share all the details here.

 

 

 

 

Meet the current West Village artists

At their show in the Arts Center (AKA – Armory Annex)

From December 7th through December 23rd

 

 

 

Event schedule available on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/urbanartslofts/

 

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  • Work/Create Ground floor studio with street access and bath room Live Light and bright open floor plans.

  • Each home is individually owned, not a condo

  • Sleep Two spacious master bedrooms each with en suite baths

  • Park Garage with 1 tandem parking space

  • Conserve Built to certified Green building standards.

  • Impact windows and doors.

 

www.artloftslw.com

 

A Community of 8 new townhomes (to join 12 art lofts already sold to artists)
 Ground floor studio space with street visibility and access
 Priced from $230’s to $245’s (purchase assistance avail for qualified buyers)
 Must meet definition of an “artist” (income restrictions apply)
 Located at the NE corner of Lucerne Avenue and North F Street
 Armory Arts Annex across Lucerne Avenue
 Sales will close in the Fall 2017~

~ Taking Applications now!

 

 

VISIT WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND APPLICATION

WWW.ARTLOFTSLW.COM

OR

CALL MICHAEL AT 561.832.6776 X100

 

 

 

 

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

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Rickie@therickiereport.com  561-537-0291

Lake Worth, In The Heart Of The Arts Offers Affordable Housing A Mile From The Beach For Artists

Have you always wanted to live a mile from the beach but never thought you could afford it?  The Rickie Report shares information about the next phase of live-work homes for artists in Lake Worth’s West Village.  We hope you will share this article with artists around the country, as Palm Beach County’s recognition as a creative hub continues to grow!

 

 

 

 

 

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Background:

 

The Lake Worth CRA developed a strategic approach to redeveloping the district several years ago. The Program to assist with this approach was called the Cultural Renaissance Program. Since that time the name changed to LULA, Lake Worth Arts. While the CRA worked on the development of the LULA program, the Agency also focused on several undertakings. These included the attraction of the Palm Beach County Cultural Council to the downtown, the attraction of an urban Publix, purchase of the 1000 Lake Avenue Building to serve as a future artist/cultural center and the awarding of over $23 Million in Neighborhood Stabilization funds for the development of workforce and affordable housing.

 

 

 

 

The development of the Urban Arts Lofts exemplifies a synergy between the two programs. The Lofts provide much needed live/work space for artists of all disciplines and safe, conveniently-located affordable housing, close to the downtown. The project was certified by the Florida Green Building Coalition. The Agency and its partners believe it is best for the City and for the long term users of these units that funds be spent on keeping the units affordable and includes sustainable materials and elements ensuring low utility costs.

 

 

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Phase 1 was 12 town homes built in 2013. All the original buyers are still residents. The construction of the Urban Arts Lofts (UAL) was a true community development project, consisting of 12, brand new, two-story live/work lofts in the heart of the City of Lake Worth. The three essential elements of this project included: style, sustainability and affordability. The goal of the UAL is to provide workspace along with affordable housing. The complimentary outcomes include the development of lots that had been blighted and underutilized for many years, the development of energy efficient/green units that will help market the City and a real focus on setting the standard for quality opportunity housing within the City. The UAL is located adjacent to public transportation, work opportunities, and natural and cultural amenities. UAL is located on the corner of Lucerne Avenue and F Street in Lake Worth Florida.

 

 

 

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For more information about the artist residents:

The current community periodically opens their studios to the public.

https://www.facebook.com/urbanartslofts/

 

For the application:

The attached application explains the requirements for buyers of Phase 2. The townhomes will be priced from $230,000 up to $245,000. The following is from LULA.

http://www.lakewortharts.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=136&Itemid=545

 

 

For more information about this opportunity please contact: 

Michael Pecar, Real Estate Development Director

Neighborhood Renaissance, Inc.

510 24th Street  Suite A

West Palm Beach, FL 33407

cell (305) 401-7405    (561) 832-6776 x 100
(561) 832-0483 fax
michaelp@neighborhoodrenaissance.org
www.neighborhoodrenaissance.org

 

 

 

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

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

17019 SW Sapri Way

Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Louise Noakes Offers “Tribute to The Queens”

It all started in 1950’s in Louise Noakes’ family living room where her father and uncle would dress up in their wives’ clothing to entertain the family. Fast forward to 2011, Louise attends a drag brunch at Perrys in D.C. where she discovers inspiration for a new photo-altering series.  She’s been photographing drag queens to capture the colorful experiences close to her childhood memories ever since. Not wanting to leave them as straight forward photographs, she experiments with each image. She describes the process as many hours of reducing the photograph into solid colors, layer-by-layer, and sometimes leaving only a fragment of the original image. The Rickie Report invites you to see her work on Friday March 21st.   “This is not going to be a boring wine and cheese opening at all,” Louise says. The event will feature meeting the queens, a game of matching the queen in and out of drag and lots of the bubbly and chocolate kisses.  Details are here.

 

LOUISE NOAKES

“TRIBUTE TO THE QUEENS”

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Born in Toronto, Canada Louise Noakes started taking photographs at the age of 19. She graduated from The Center for Creative Studies College of Art and Design in Detroit, Michigan with a major in photography and a minor in fiber arts. Working in many facets of photography has made for an interesting career for her. Starting while still in college, she worked in Medical photography in an urban Detroit hospital. In 1982 she moved to Washington DC to work as a photo journalist for States News Service.
"Bird on Head" by Louise Noakes

“Bird on Head” by Louise Noakes

Returning to fine art photography in 2002, she started shooting in digital and soon began experimenting, printing on different substrates and mixed media. She has won many awards for her experimental work and for 8 years her work was exhibited at Multiple Exposures, a photography gallery in the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia. In July of last year she left a position as Education Director at an Art Center in Northern Virginia to purchase one of the Artists Lofts in Lake Worth.
"Diva 4" by Louise Noakes

“Diva 4” by Louise Noakes

Louise was always interested in art, and as a child would take the extra paints from her paint-by-numbers sets and paint on cardboard. My dad was
a physicist and worked with some Japanese colleagues, who would bring the latest cameras into the states.  She says, “That’s how I got my first real camera. It turned out to be the best gift I ever received. It was a gift of looking at the world with more inquisitive and passionate insight. It changed my life. I started working in the darkroom immediately. Experimenting with
the image by solarizing, making photo silkscreens and printing on
substrates such as mirrors.”
"A Night In" by Louise Noakes

“A Night In” by Louise Noakes

Louise tells The Rickie Report , “Like a rebirth, after resisting digital photography, I finally bought a digital camera and computer. In the last few years, I have been working in digital photography and mixed media. Again I experiment  in every way I can think of and on every material, taking prints out of  the computer and combining them with traditional mediums and any new products, when they become available. Every subject matter moves me,
whether it be  a landscape, still life or portrait. I make art by documenting
my travels and everyday life. One of my greatest pleasures when sharing
my work, is making someone look a little closer, smile or relate to
something about their life and shares it back with me.”
"Lovely" by Louise Noakes

“Lovely” by Louise Noakes


This project has taken Louise to places such as D.C.’s Town Dance Boutique and Perrys Restaurant, Lips in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Olivia Jones in Hamburg, Germany, Lucky Cheng’s in NYC, and the divas in Lake Worth. This ongoing series is a tribute to all of the ladies who, time-after-time, give it their all.

 

"Sultry Queen" by Louise Noakes

“Sultry Queen” by Louise Noakes

On Friday March 21 from 8 p.m.-12 a.m., “This is not going to be a boring wine and cheese opening at all,” Louise says. The event will feature meeting the queens, a game of matching the queen in and out of drag and lots of the bubbly and chocolate kisses.

For more information please contact Louise at www.louisenoakes.com  or visit www.facebook.com/louise.noakes.31

 

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

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

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

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291