First West Palm Beach Arts Festival At Armory Art Center Dec. 3-4

The inaugural West Palm Beach Arts Festival at the Armory Art Center, presented by PNC Arts Alive, is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“With 158 artists from around the country applying to this juried festival, the exhibitors chosen offer great variety, so the festival can serve a wide-range of tastes from youth to sophisticated art buyers,” said Liza Niles, chief of education and exhibitions at the Armory Art Center and festival judge.

The festival will include music, demonstrations and food trucks. Featured performers include the Roaring Kelly Band, the Orchid City Brass Band, Psychic Ghost, Les Nuages with Frank Cerabino and the Palm Beach State College jazz quintet, quartet and sextet.

Art demonstrations will be presented and Armory Art School instructors will run a kids’ zone for children from ages 5 to 10 to create holiday crafts while their parents are shopping for holiday gifts of unique art. Parking will be available at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts with a shuttle running to and from the Armory building.

“This is an ideal family weekend to enjoy quality art and music, with perfect timing for holiday shopping,” Armory Executive Director Dr. Tom Pearson said.

West Palm Beach Arts Festival T-shirts and a limited edition commemorative poster will be available at the guest services booth.

“The Armory is proud to be the recipient of the PNC Arts Alive grant. PNC’s commitment to the arts helps our community to be a cultural destination for tourists and locals alike,” said Ellen Vaughan, chief of development at the Armory Art Center.

The Armory Art Center campus is located at 1700 Parker Avenue in West Palm Beach. Visit for the most up-to-date information on the festival.

The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. For more info., visit