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

 

 

10 New Reasons to Shop Local and Shop Lake Worth

It is the season for shopping, bargain hunting and finding those special gifts.  The Merchants of Downtown (MOD Squad) of Lake Worth are giving The Rickie Report readers 10 new reasons to shop Lake Worth on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.  More details about sales and events are in this article.

 

Merchants of Downtown : Lake Worth

The MOD Squad

Ten NEW Reasons to Shop Lake Worth

 

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

 

All Day and All Evening

 

Friday, November 29 & Saturday, November 30

 

Small towns often suffer during the holiday season, deserted by the masses for the large malls; lured by glossy ads and non-stop commercials.  The Merchants and Restaurants of Downtown Lake Worth (The MOD Squad) are fighting back.  Downtown Lake Worth vows to take back the crowds with extraordinary wares, great pricing, quality merchandise and exceptional food and entertainment.

 

Stop by The Bees Knees!

Stop by The Bees Knees!

 

Top Ten reasons to shop Downtown Lake Worth on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

 

1.  You pay local merchant prices rather than the high mark-ups of the malls. Most of shops are mom and pop owned.

 

2.  There are unique, one of a kind gifts rather than the mass-produced products one sees coming and going; those gifts that are everywhere and on every commercial. Our gifts stand out as special.

 

3.  You will find Artist-run galleries with affordable works of art for the home, the table, to wear and to admire.  Works of art direct from the artist to you.

 

4.  Specialty shops abound with gifts from all over the world and gifts made right here in the United States.  Teas, soaps, jewelry, toys, costumes, decorations, chocolates, clothing. Find unusual gifts for your pets as well.

 

5.  Forget the food courts with their unhealthy trans-fat foods. Lake Worth has bakeries, café after café and restaurant after restaurant for you to stop into, rest your weary toes and gear up for another round of shopping.

 

6.  Stop for a music break on the streets as each corner has local musicians, from folk to blues to jazz to Caribbean drumming.  Have your caricature painted, or watch artists as they create unique works.

 

7.  Lake Worth is known for its shops filled with collectables and antiques.  They come in every price range.  For decades folks have been discovering Lake Worth and its unusual antiquing experience.

 

8.  Tis the holiday season to wander through an Americana, Old Fashioned town. Window shop, enjoy the competition between shop keepers to make their window the most festive,  see a wonderful movie, visit the theater and feel like you have fallen into a modern day Norman Rockwell painting.

 

9.  Parking is ample and free with four hour limits during the day and unlimited late afternoon and evenings.  Bring your treasures to the car and go back for more. Lake Worth has a great Sheriff’s Department patrolling and protecting your purchases.

 

10.  You pockets will have plenty of green protruding when you leave the scene. Use that to take the kids to the beach!

Come and Shop at the Carousel!

Come and Shop at the Carousel!

 

 

The Merchants of Downtown Lake Worth 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 corridor.  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