Cultural Council’s ‘A Taste Of Art’ A Success

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County drew an enthusiast crowd of art and food enthusiasts to its Dec. 6 “A Taste of Art” event.

The inaugural silent auction event was held in the Cultural Council’s downtown gallery and exhibition space at 601 Lake Ave. in Lake Worth.

Roughly 60 guests attended the festive cocktail party. They bid on original art pieces by Palm Beach County artists in a silent auction, tasted a delightful sampling of hors d’oeuvres and desserts from downtown Lake Worth restaurants, and danced to music by DJ Guys. The affair was presented among the whimsical drawings and sculptures of the Tom Otterness exhibition.

“This occasion was a fun way to invite guests to enjoy the ambience of the Cultural Council, to celebrate art, and to shop for unique holiday gifts while supporting local Palm Beach County artists at the same time,” said Rena Blades, the Cultural Council’s president and chief executive officer.

Participating, exhibiting artists included Barry Seidman, Bea Doone-Merena, Carolyn Barth, Cecily Hangen, Claudia Jane Klein, Hanne Niederhausen, Jill Elisofon, Judy Flescher, Karla Walter, Katie Deits, Maria Hayden, Phyllis Annunziato, Rose Belschner, Sandra Thompson, Sharon Koskoff, Victoria Skinner, Walter Hnatysh Jr. and Leora Klaymer Stewart.

The Cultural Council is Palm Beach County’s official arts agency and serves nonprofit cultural organizations and professional artists throughout the county.

Admission to the Cultural Council is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit


Above: Jill Elisofon, Rick Gonzalez and Rena Blades.