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  • Writer's pictureSarah Martin

Lake Worth City Hall Annex: A Cultural Hub for the Community

The City of Lake Worth Cultural Plaza (CPC) in Lake Worth, Florida, was developed with two main goals in mind: promote artistic and cultural programs that engage the community, and serve as an economic development tool to increase local business revenue and improve retail activity along the South Federal Highway corridor in downtown Lake Worth. The CPC was spearheaded by the non-profit cultural organization the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, who saw the opportunity to transform this outdated facility into a vibrant cultural hub by providing year-round entertainment and educational programming.

Festivals: An Importance of Culture

In downtown Lake Worth, festival is a key component that makes culture comes to life. Every month on the first and third Fridau evening, Lake Worth beach is taken over by Evening on the Avenues, where food set up around the antique Town Clock in the square in front of City Hall Annex requiring the blockage of both Lake and Lucerne Avenue. Finlandia Days, multi-day celebration of Finnish culture and heritage occupied with music and activities like wood carving and wife carrying, continues the city's flourishing cultural scene. The Lake Worth Chit Hall Annex Cultural Plaza has an outdoor stage and lawn area for hosting these many events. One of the most notable events is the Lake Worth Street Painting Festival which also happens to be the largest of its kind in teh country.

Cultural Assets

There are many cultural assets in the Cultural Plaza. Nestled on the south side of the Lake Avenue is the Lake Worth Playhouse, a non-profit organization benefiting the arts. The Playhouse regularly schedules a wide variety of musical plays and indie films with reduced ticket costs for those that need them. The Stonzek Theatre, which is an intimate, black box style theatre equipped with large screen and high-definition projection, sits nextdoor in its own glory. It shows independent and forgein films year round.

Antiques Galore

There are lots of quirky shops offering antiques and exotic items down Lake Avenue catering to all your antique loving needs. After enjoying the ambiance of the Lake Worth, head either to TooJay’s to enjoy New York-style deli or Kilwins for a wide selection of ice-cream. Make sure to check out the Bamboo Room that retains a quiet atmosphere for you to have drinks and enjoy life music, especially the blues.

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