The newly renovated Lake Worth Beach Complex will debut its first major event, the Lake Worth Beach ArtFest, on Nov. 23 and 24, set amid the Atlantic Ocean in front of the newly renovated Lake Worth Casino building.
In partnership with Howard Alan Events and American Craft Endeavors, producer of the nation’s finest juried art shows and craft festivals, the new arts and crafts festival at the beach will welcome nearly 100 vendors featuring pottery, ceramics, raku, glass, wood, paintings, photography, mixed media, jewelry and more.
Lake Worth artisans are encouraged to become involved in two ways. First, compete to create the inaugural commemorative poster. The competition is open to all artists who reside in Palm Beach County. The poster should reflect the theme and history of the Lake Worth Casino building and Lake Worth Beach Complex, while branding the event as a premier arts and crafts festival.
The winner will receive a complimentary booth at the festival and receive all the publicity and promotions surrounding the inaugural festival. To apply, visit the Lake Worth Casino Building page on Facebook or stop by the Leisure Services Office at 1121 Lucerne Ave., Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The second option is for local artists to get involved in the LULA Lounge. This lounge, located in the grass park situated between the pier and playground, is an arts area that will feature all Lake Worth artists.
The mission of LULA Lake Worth Arts is to unify the existing arts community around a shared vision, implement goals for strengthening the property value, improve access to the arts through educational programs and invest in partnerships that support the talent and the creative community in Lake Worth.
All artists must apply and follow all rules on www.artfestival.com. They must be selected by Howard Alan Events to participate in the show. If selected, all LULA artists will receive a 20 percent discount to be involved in the show and must display in the special LULA area. Artists wishing to apply and be a part of the main show or who are already in the show will not be eligible for the LULA Lounge.
Artists wishing to have a booth in the Lake Worth ArtFest and LULA Lounge must observe the following rules: All work must be original, handcrafted, created and exhibited by the approved artist themselves. Kits, imports and mass-produced items will not be allowed.
Three images of the work are required and one image of the outdoor display. Indoor images are not acceptable. The committee must see the entire display, including a white tent (which all artists must provide). An application-processing fee, non-refundable, is $25. Additional fees vary and can be found at www.zapplication.org.
The festival hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For sponsorship and other vendor opportunities, call (561) 533-7395.
The casino building and beach complex is owned and operated by the City of Lake Worth. It opened in March 2013 and is located at 10 S. Ocean Blvd. For more information, visit www.lakeworth.org.