Armory Art Center announces lineup for 5th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival



The 5th Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival presented by the Armory Art Center will be held December 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. outdoors on the Armory campus. The festival will feature local and foreign artists, live music, demonstrations, food trucks and activities for all ages.

Artists performing for the festival include, on Saturday, Mark Cohen (printmaking), Marty Hyman (jewelry store) and Mark Walnock (Raku). Sunday artists include Jennifer Kaplan (Throwing Large РCeramics), Maria Camera Smith (Chasing / Repouss̩) and Jamie Rodriguez (Sculpture). Bands performing during the two-day event are Derek Mack Band, Neil Bacher and Friends, Orchid City Trombone Ensemble, Orchid City Brass Band, Palm Beach Pipes, Palm Beach State Jazz Ensemble, Palm Beach State Tuesday Night Band and The Roaring Kelly Band. The schedules of the demonstrations and the bands are available on

The Armory will be hosting an open house at Montgomery Hall during the festival on Saturday, December 4 from noon to 2 p.m. This does not apply to special workshops or pop-ups.

Art of the BraveHeARTS, the exhibition on display at Montgomery Hall during the festival, will be open both days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in West Palm Beach to help build self-esteem, develop talent and develop new skills through the visual arts. Art of the BraveHeARTS is on display from November 10 to December 5.

The main sponsor of this event is the Laurence W. Levine Foundation. Additional sponsorship is provided by Florida Weekly and The Palm Beach Post. The last Festival brought together 6,000 visitors and 95 artists with works representing the mediums of drawing, painting, photography, engraving, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, fiber, jewelry. , glass and furniture. Timed at the perfect time for holiday shopping, the socially remote tents will be located outside in the sculpture garden. The Armory Art Center is located at the southern end of Howard Park, within walking distance of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Palm Beach Convention Center, the Hilton West Palm Beach, and Rosemary Square, a popular destination. choice for shopping, dining and entertainment. Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the public through art demonstrations and discussions on the stand. For more information, visit

Event details:

5th Annual West Palm Beach Festival of the Arts presented by the Armory Art Center

Presenting Sponsor, The Laurence W. Levine Foundation

December 4 and 5, 2021
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Schedule of artist demonstrations:

Saturday 4 December

11 a.m. – Etching with Mark Cohen (45 minutes) Room 101

1:30 p.m. – Marty Hyman jewelry demonstration (30 minutes) Jewelry studio

3 p.m. – Raku Demo with Mark Walnock (25 minutes) Ceramics Studio

Sunday 5 December

11am – Big throw with Jennifer Kaplan (30 minutes) Ceramic Studio

1:30 p.m. – Chasing / Repousse with Maria Camera Smith (30 minutes) Studio de Joaillerie

3 p.m. Sculpture on insulating foam with Jamie Rodriguez (30 minutes) Sculpture Studio

Music schedule:

Saturday 4 December

10:30 am – Palm Beach State Tuesday Night Band

11:30 am – Palm Beach State Jazz Ensemble

1 p.m. – Palm Beach Pipes

2:30 p.m. – The Roaring Kelly Band

Sunday 5 December

10:30 am – Neil Bacher and his friends

1:00 p.m. – Derek Mack Band

2:30 p.m. Orchid City Brass Band (also at various times of the day)



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